Grant Celebrations


An example of the new electric fihing reels

Everyone at Wetwheels has expressed their delight and thanks to Portsmouth City Council who have awarded Wetwheels with a grant from the Short Breaks Capital Grant fund.  Specifically the grant will go towards purchasing a range of adapted fishing equipment, including electric fishing reels and it will also be used to purchase a much needed heating system on the boat so disabled guests can enjoy boating for longer, even when the weather is not so good.

"We are absolutely delighted" said Geoff Holt, CEO of Wetwheels. "Many of our disabled guests have very limited hand function so having a set of electric fishing reels is going to be a great help.  If you are fishing, the last thing you want to do if you catch a fish is to sk someone else to wind it in. Now everyone can be more independent and can wind in their catch.  We are also over the moon to know we can now afford heating on the boat.  It means we will be able to stay out at sea longer and for those guests who are affected by the cold, they can remain warm.  There's nothing worse than being cold at sea, you quickly get tired and lose interest. It also means we can extend our season throughout the winter instead of restricting our winter-time activities.  We are extremely grateful to Portsmouth City Council for supporting us."