Angling Organisations and Young People

Angling Projects Survey is now closed

In January 2010 we launched the Angling Projects Survey to gather more detail about the angling offers being made to young people though angling clubs, projects and organisations.

54 projects responded. The results illustrate the range of organisations that use angling to engage young people and the diversity of activities on offer.

Project Research Sites

During the course of this research we visited many projects, spending over 436 hours observing delivery and interviewing staff and young people. A list of the Project Sites involved can be found on our resources site.

The Survey Results

See the range of angling engagement work being carried out and who contributed to the Angling Projects Survey by visiting our Results Page on our dedicated results site.

Survey Results Map

Visit our Projects Survey Results Map  on our results site to find out which Local Authority areas junior clubs and angling projects are delivering in.






Typology of Youth Engagement Approaches in Angling

In year 1 we developed a typology of approaches to better differentiate between angling provisions for young people.  A detailed breakdown of the typology can be found on our resources site.

 Sport DevelopmentDiversionary ApproachEducational ApproachPersonal/Social Development
Approach Emphasis on progression and skill development via matches, clubs and training. Participation in sport is itself seen to be beneficial- developing teamwork and communication skills. Use of structured events and involvement of coaches.Temporary, activity sessions. Often targeted to specific 'hot spot' areas and young people. Aim is temporary diversion but often with a belief activity could be taken up beyond the session. Attainment of qualifications. Re-engagement with learning. Aim to improve truancy and keep young people from exclusion. Recognise and award personal and social development (ASDAN). Gateways to further learning or employment Emphasis is on developing social skills, responsibility and confidence-to develop competent people rather than competent anglers. Skill development and future angling participation is not necessarily a desired outcome. Technique involves use of peer mentors. Gateway to employment, training or further development.