Last Orders to Contribute to Angling Research!

We are entering the final period of the Social and Community Benefits of Angling research project. The project runs for 3 year and has been collecting vital evidence about the benefits of angling for participants, young people and local communities. It is funded by the Big Lottery and run by Substance, a research cooperative. www.anglingresearch.org.uk

Thousands of anglers have contributed so far but we need one final push from anglers to complete the study. This will help to build the evidence base about angling’s positive impact and help angling make its case – to government, policymakers, regulators and funders.

There are 4 Ways to Contribute:

1. Your Experience of Angling Tell us about what angling means to you. Use our online tool to leave comments on key issues such as how angling helps you access the natural environment, improve your health and wellbeing, or meet new people and socialise. Go to: http://www.anglingresearch.org.uk/participation

2. Your Club/Fishery/Organisation’s Work What good work does your club, fishery or angling-related organisation do? If your organisation gets involved in improving water habitats, education and coaching, or holding open days or community events, we need to know about it! Tell us about the good work angling does: http://www.anglingresearch.org.uk/participation

3. Youth Projects Our surveys show anglers think that attracting more young people is essential to sustaining the future of angling. If you use angling to work with young people then we need to hear from you. Tell us about your project: http://www.anglingresearch.org.uk/youngpeople_organisations

4. Young Anglers Our Young People’s Survey has been running since 2010 but we still need many more young people to contribute. If you are under 18, or know or work with junior anglers in an angling club, fishery or project, get them to complete the survey. Pass this link on: http://www.anglingresearch.org.uk/youngpeoplespage

If you want hard copies of any of the survey forms, please contact us.

We'll stop gathering data by the end of Sept 2011- so be sure your views are in by then!

NEW! - Research Resources Website We have made a huge amount of the findings, reports and other material from the research to date available for anglers, angling organisations and others to look at, read and use. The Angling Research Resources website is now live: www.resources.anglingresearch.org.uk

Contact: Dr Paul Stolk (paul@substance.coop ) or Dr Natalie Djohari (Young People (natalie@substance.coop)

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