The Angling Research Resources Website
This website is the resources site for the Social and Community Benefits of Angling research project. Its purpose is to provide free, public access to all the outputs from that research project, which runs until the end of 2011. You can see what to access on the Project Outputs Page. However, it also provides access to other people's research through our unique Angling Research Library.

The Social and Community Benefits of Angling Research Project
The Social and Community Benefits of Angling research project is a three year programme running from 2009-2011.
It is undertaken by Substance and funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

The project investigates the impact of angling for those who participate in the activity, the communities in which it takes place, and the particular benefits it has for young people.

Millions of people go fishing but not much is known about the activity, particularly the social and community benefits that are generated form it. This research programme was designed to gather evidence that would assist angling organisations and policy makes to better understand the impact of angling in order to make informed decisions on the future development of angling provisions.

There are three main areas of inquiry:

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What is the full extent of angling participation? What benefits do people get from participating in angling? How does angling benefit local communities? For more information, see: http://www.anglingresearch.org.uk/participation

Young People

Young People
How can young benefit from angling, and in particular from the increasing numbers of projects that use angling as an educational or personal development tool with young people. This area of work is based on a case study of Get hooked on Fishing. For more information, see: http://www.anglingresearch.org.uk/youngpeople

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Rural And Remote Areas
How can angling play a role in rural development? How can angling tourism be sustainably developed for local benefit? This area of work is based on a case study of Assynt, in Northern Scotland.
For more information: www.assynt.anglingresearch.org.uk

Research Project Website

For more information see the main project website: