New Report On The Value Of Angling

Fishing For Answers : The Final Report of the Social and Community Benefits of Angling Project

A report on the social value and  community benefits of angling has just been published and can be downloaded from http://www.resources.anglingresearch.org.uk/  .  You can also find more detailed information on the Resources Angling Research website about the research and background to the report.

In summary, the report finds that the benefits of angling have been underestimated and, in addition to the economic value of angling (currently estimated at about £3 billion) can offer a great many social benefits.  The report gives some strong backing to arguments that angling can play a role in developing social skills and in helping to prevent antisocial behaviour.