Mr Alan John Lee

Charity details

Get Hooked On Fishing


Get Hooked was set up in 2000 by Mick Watson, then a policeman in County Durham who used angling, his own passion, to engage local young people in a rewarding activity that would divert them from anti-social behaviour.

Durham Agency against Crime delivered the original scheme and its success in improving school attendance rates and involving participants in positive alternatives to criminal behaviour resulted in interest from politicians and local agencies across the country.


Get Hooked on Fishing

By 2004 there were a number of schemes running in England and Wales and Get Hooked on Fishing Charitable Trust was formed as an umbrella organisation to co-ordinate and support them, develop new initiatives and partnerships and assure quality and standards.


In February 2010 Get Hooked on Fishing, a charity and limited company, took over the unincorporated Charitable Trust, retaining the same objects.

What do we do


Delivering fun and interactive activities around the sport of angling

Get Hooked provides an umbrella structure for the twenty or so Get Hooked on Fishing schemes that now run in England, Scotland and Wales. Some schemes are based on coarse fishing, some on sea angling and some on fly fishing.


The Trust works with partners such as the Environment Agency, the Angling Trust, the Angling Development Board, Positive Futures, charitable trusts, central and local government to promote the value of angling for young people who are troubled or who have special needs. It provides direction and guidance to local schemes, all of whom must sign up to the Get Hooked on Fishing Chartermark Standards.


Most importantly, we seek to engage with local communities, particularly those who have high level of economic or social deprivation, and seek to involve them in determining the particular nature of the activities undertaken.

Registered Number 1132448

Messages of condolence

Rest easy dear Alan. Much love, Tracey & Curtis Anderson

Mr & Mrs Tracey & Curtis Anderson

We'll miss you on the bank on a Wednesday.

Mr Roger Gillingham

R.I.P. Alan

Mr & Mrs Derek & Rosemary Stock

Service details

Cremation Service

22 September, 2021 11:30

Three Counties Crematorium

Halstead Road, High Garrett, Braintree, CM7 5PB