18 or under? Then Get Involved! Have your say

our youngest member.

A major, new research programme on the social and community benefits of angling in the UK is running from 2009-2011. The research is being carried out by Substance and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, entitled: ‘The Social and Community Benefits of Angling’.

So if you are under 18 and want to take part in the Young People’s Angling Survey…click the link below http://www.anglingresearch.org.uk/youngpeoplespage

Why is ladies fishing supporting this, we agree with the reasons below:

Millions of people go fishing, but not much is widely known about the activity in terms of the particular benefits individuals, young people and local communities can get from it.

There have been some big claims made about angling – that it has a range of benefits for participants (including health, volunteering, socialisation); that it can help young people in terms of education and social inclusion; and that it can help develop rural communities and local environments.

Yet the evidence base for this work is under-developed and organisations involved, as well as policymakers, need more research to understand, develop and maximise angling’s profile. Those representing angling need such information to help ‘make the case’ for public and government support.

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