Fir Tree Fishery CIC

Fir Tree Fishery CIC is a Community Interest Company that delivers alternative education, enrichment and rehabilitation opportunities through community inspired projects focused around fishing participation, practical work skills and outdoor social action projects. We support a diverse range of individuals and groups from young people aged 14 - 25 with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) through to older members of the local community who have physical disabilities or are socially isolated. Our services include alternative education programmes such as Traineeships, Apprenticeships, BTEC programmes for local schools and personalised education, health and care plans designed around the needs of young people with special education needs and disabilities. Underlying all our education provisions are a range of community inspired and social engagement projects for adults with physical disabilities and/or those who are at risk of social isolation focused around angling and outdoor enrichment. Many of these events are supported by our young people who develop new skills and experiences by supporting and engaging with our older beneficiaries in the role of coaches, care support or simply being 'buddies' as we like to call them. Horticulture

You can find more information about our education programes at

Contact Information


Telephone: 01257 251502

Website: Visit


The Nook

Appley Bridge



Pricing Information

Free Services: Paid

Our education programmes are funded through local authority contracts and many of the services we deliver are funded through grants working alongside the Big Lottery Fund, Sports England and Wigan Council.


Dean Hatton
SEND Manager
01257 251502
Martin Taylor
Founder & Managing Director
01257 251502

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Additional Information

Staff DBS Checked? Yes

Type of Group: Community Group

CQC Registered? No

Transport Available Yes

Personal support? Yes

Transport Information

Transport is provided for young people who access our education provisions requiring this level of support.

Areas of Interest

Community Centre Disability Sport Fishing Friendship Horticulture Leisure Transition Wellbeing Learning Back to Sport Community Hub Day Support Education Qualifications Training Preparing For Adulthood

Personal Support

We are able to support a range of care requirements through our education, enrichment and rehabilitation programmes and services for the above listed groups.

Autism Carers Disability Drug and Alcohol Learning Disability Older people Physical Disability Recovery Sensory Disability Dyspraxia Anxiety Asperger Befriending Brain Injury Depression Dyscalculia Mobility Impairment


Our centre and facilities have been designed from the offset to support people of all abilities to access our services. Our 'access for all' angling centre has been designed and created with the support of the British Disabled Angling Association (BDAA) to be one of only a handful of venues in the country that can support anglers with physical disabilities.

Accessible Toilets Guide Dogs Welcome Disabled Parking

Age Groups

14 > 18 18 > 25 25 > 35 35 > 50 50 > 65 65+

Operation Times

Our programmes and services are delivered throughout the week between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

Fir Tree Fishery CIC

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