This page provides access to the reports and presentations produced by the Social and Community Benefits of Angling project. Here you can access:
Final report of the Angling Research project.
- Fishing for Answers: the Final Report for the Social and Community Benefits of Angling Project summarises the key findings from three years of research. It explores angling's positive contribution to six distinct sectors: sports participation; health and well-being; the natural environment; community development; tourism and rural communities; and young people.
Reports and practitioner guides including:
- Guide for Local Authorities on the role of angling for maximising the benefits of local waters in line with the Localism Agenda and public health priorities.
- The third report in the 'In Their Own Words: Young People and Angling' series, on the benefits of angling based youth intervention programmes.
Working papers and practitioner documents covering:
- Four participation 'Theme Papers' on the social aspects of angling, health and wellbeing, physical activity, and the environment.
- Young people 'In Their Own Words' report series on wellbeing, and the benefits of and barriers to engagement in angling.
- Two Angling in Assynt reports covering the Assynt Anglers Survey and Assynt Visitors Survey.
- National Fishing Month report 2010
Extensive first year reports outlining some of the main findings to emerge in the research. Includes:
- Summary interim report
- Participation report including results from the adults anglers survey
- Young People report including the development of a typology of engagement approaches
- Angling in Assynt report including description of innovative methodological approaches
- Young person's version (summarising key findings across 3 pages)
Slide presentations PDFs from our dissemination events including
- End of year 2009 stakeholder event
- Green Spaces Conference
- Angling Trust Board