National Fishing Month Provides Hope for Troubled Teens
As a full time angling coach, Professional Anglers’ Association Director Martin Porter considers himself to be a very lucky man. He has turned a lifetime hobby into a career by teaching troubled young people to fish. But his work is much more complicated than that. In fact, it’s as complex as the young people themselves and the reasons they fail to fit into society.
The youngsters he works with usually attend special schools for pupils excluded from mainstream education and are sometimes violently opposed to any form of classroom education or authority figure. Some have been in trouble with the police and have developed some interesting ideas about the justice system and society in general.
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