Skip to main content

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 angling 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.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Andrew Horrocks & Dean Hatton
Contact Position
Centre Manager and SEND Manager
01257 251502

Further information about our alternative education programmes, enrichment activities and rehabilitation services can be found on our website by visitng:  

Alternatively, further information about our Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) education, health and care plans for young people aged 14 - 25 is available by viewing our 'Local Offer' template on the Wigan Council website:

Where to go

Fir Tree Fishery CIC
Fir Tree Fishery
The Nook
Appley Bridge
Greater Manchester

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.

Time / Date Details

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

Other Details


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.


Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals can be made at any stage throughout the year and we can support a diverse range of groups and individuals from all ages and all abilities. If you are a parent looking for further information about our alterntiave education programmes, or a care worker looking to help an elderley member of the community to access new and exciting community projects allowing them to become socially active, please contact us on 01257 251502 or email:  

Other details

Further information about all our alternative education programmes, community enrichement and outdoor rehabilitation programmes can be found by visiting our website at:
Back to top