mental health

Brent, disabled angler, explains how important angling is to him

My disability is osteogenesis imperfecta which is brittle bones; this can mean that the smallest of knocks can result in a broken bone. I have to take morphine-based pain relief everyday and I can no longer walk unaided and have to use a wheelchair most of the time. This obviously restricts what I can do now ... I think angling is an extremely positive experience. It can invigorate me in a way no other activity can. I find that I can be completely engrossed in angling, and the whole experience, whilst tiring, gives me a boost mentally.

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Darren, angler, talks about how angling effects his mental health

Angling is excellent for your mental health. Every time I’ve been fishing with a problem or feeling stressed I have come back feeling so much more lighter, like a huge weight has been lifted off me. It makes me see things more clearly, as I have a whole day to reflect and think about things more logically.

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