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Angling Trust

National Angling Strategy Annual Report 2021-22

The 2021/22 Annual Report of the National Angling Strategy features the latest highlights from the angling community following the previous year’s tumultuous period

Despite the change and upheavals experienced in the previous year and with many social restrictions still in place throughout the majority of 2021/22 due to Covid-19, a full calendar of angling participation events, project work being underway, further strengthening of partnership working arrangements and a renewed push to fulfill the National Angling Strategy’s aims and objectives were all possible.

This year’s report includes some of the exciting incentives that got underway too, such as the Angling Trust’s ‘Reel Education’ schools programme backed by Shakespeare, and Defra’s new Fisheries and Seafood Scheme – aiming to support recreational sea angling, as well as example case studies detailing the amazingly wide and varied range of work the angling community have undertaken.

The report provides a snapshot of activity taking place on the ground to try and help grow angling as a sport, to help people connect with the outdoors, to become active and at the same time improve their health and wellbeing – much of this being led by willing volunteers.

Read the report: National Angling Strategy Annual Report 21-22

Notes for Editors:
The National Angling Strategy called ‘Angling for Good’ was launched in June 2019 can be read here. It is a partnership-led strategy that was developed by consultation with the angling community key partners, angling charities and other interested organisations and using feedback from the National Angling Survey in which over 35,000 people took part. Last year’s National Angling Strategy Annual Report 20-21 is also available on this website here and the previous year’s National Angling Strategy Annual Report 19-20 is available here.

Media Contact:
For more information about this Annual Report or the Strategy in general please contact Tom Sherwood – Senior Advisor (Partnerships)
[email protected]
Agriculture, Fisheries and the Natural Environment Team
Environment Agency – Red Kite House, Howbery Park, Wallingford OX10 8BD

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