The year ahead (2010)

Participation research in 2010 focused on interviews with anglers and angling stakeholders. Emphasis was placed on interviewing certain types of angler who were under-represented in the survey sample.

We were particularly interested in the views of beginner (or less experienced) anglers, female anglers, anglers with a physical or mental disability, and anglers from a minority ethnic group.

Interviews and observations of angling practice also occured at carefully selected sites, clubs, and initiatives in England and Scotland. The sites, clubs and initiatives were chosen to represent, as best as possible, the full range of angling disciplines, venues and methods. In certain instances, the sites, clubs and initiatives were examples of best practice.

A full list of the sites, clubs and initiatives visited appears in the table below:

 

Site, Initiative or Organisation 

Region 

Type of Angling 

Comments 

Fishing for Everyone

Northumberland

Mixed

Club specifically for female participation

Whitby

North Yorkshire

Sea

Sea angling tourism, charter boats

Wakefield Angling Club

West Yorkshire

Coarse

Competition, veterans, young people

Disley New Mills Angling Club

Lancashire

Mixed

River Goyt, involvement in Trout in the Town, environmental intervention

Telford Disabled Anglers

Shropshire

Coarse

Albrighton Trust Moat & Gardens

Mallory Park Fishery

Midlands

Coarse

Commercial coarse fishery

West Country Rivers Trust

Devon/Cornwall

Game

Angling Passport, fly fishing guides

Chesil Beach

Dorset

Sea

Beach fishing for bass, Weymouth Pier

Wandle Piscators & The Wandle Trust

London

Mixed

Trout in the Town project, intervention for environmental + social benefit

Environment Agency/Mind

East Sussex

Mixed

Intervention for people with mental health problems, therapy

North Third Trout Fishery

Central Scotland

Game

Commercial game fishery

*TBA

Tayside, Scotland

Game

Salmon fishing.