Association of Anglers with disabilities
Committee Members 2019
Chairman and Founder
Rob Bunting has been a keen angler since childhood days.
He set up the disabled fishing lake at Lynnsport, Kings Lynn in 1995.
He won a silver medal at the NFA disabled angling championship in 1996 and shortly after became NFA Regional Officer for the disabled-Eastern Region. In 1999 Rob, Keith and Tina formed Reel People.
Secretary/Treasurer and Founder
Tina. A founder member of Reel People, she has enjoyed fishing for pleasure for a number of years. She does not enjoy match fishing so much.
Started fishing as a schoolboy in the local disused canal in Yorkshire catching small perch and roach, went on a few trips with my older brother and then found other interests ! until my early twenties when I started match fishing with the club that used my father-in-laws pub moved to Cambridgeshire in 1977 and fished with the local clubs and associations,joined Reel People in 2006 ,I enjoy the camaraderie and banter of Reel People and enjoy pike fishing in the Winter.
Fished as a child and then more regularly since retiring from work. Claim to fame is catching 2 pike on 1 hook.
Fund raised since joining Reel People n 2000, proceeds have helped to pay for the Celebration of Angling meal each year.
Fished as a teenager, mainly eels from the River Ouse. Started fishing more seriously about 30 years ago as an escape from work pressure. Was great to just sit on the bank with no phones ringing. Started match fishing when I qualified for the over 60 matches that Phil Jackson used to organise. Then joined Reel People and really enjoy the comradeship and the type of venues we fish.
Dave Crowson has been hooked on fishing ever since the first time he went with his Dad age around 6 & caught his first ever fish a perch, he spent many days fishing when he should have been at school lol.
He joined the Army age 16 & had a Landrover accident age 18 breaking his back & was paralysed from the chest down, he gave up fishing for a couple of year fearing that he would not be able to do it, until he saw a young lad using his mouth to fish as he was paralysed from the neck, so the fishing bug hit again, He started fishing with Rob & the others at Lynn Sports, & then Reel People was formed & has been fishing with then ever since then.