The Benefits

Benefits of Angling

Angling provides therapeutic benefits to those people with long term illness or during recovery, for those with mental illness or behavioral issues. It incorporates a range of physical activity levels and encourages activity amongst the inactive, those with ill health and older age groups who may not participate in other sports.

Angling incorporates proven therapeutic engagement and contact with ‘blue-green space’ and as a consequence helps maintain positive mental health, provides stress relief and can support programmes for people with mental illness. It provides a rich social world that facilitates the relationship building, connection and participation in social life essential to securing health and wellbeing.

The role that environmental conditions and chance can play in catching a fish or not, can effectively ‘level the playing field’ making angling one of the few sports where individuals with very different characteristics and abilities can compete on similar terms with each other.