New Angling Trust campaign highlights the special bond between anglers and nature

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05 Aug

The reputation of anglers as protectors of the environment is once again confirmed as the Angling Trust, the UK member of the EAA, has launched its 'Love Fishing Love Nature ' campaign, which highlights the benefits of angling and the special attachment anglers have to nature.

The initiative enjoins anglers and their clubs to publish videos, images, and stories of their activities amid nature, on digital platforms. The ultimate goal of the campaign is not only to highlight the conservation projects carried out by clubs and anglers but also to attract new anglers who could seek the pleasure of being at one with the environment and enjoy the health and mental wellbeing benefits of this activity.

Of the thousands of anglers recorded in the National Angling Survey, almost 90% said that experiencing nature and scenery, and escaping crowds and noise was important to them.“ explained Liberty Denman, Environmental Projects Officer at Angling Trust who is also leading the ‘Love Fishing Love Nature’ campaign.

It is therefore natural for anglers to be the caretakers of the source of their enjoyment: According to Government figures “approximately 4% of individuals in the UK partake in environmental volunteering, but within the angling community this number skyrockets to 57%, with 24% of those doing so on a monthly basis. That’s something we can be rightly proud of !” argued Mrs. Denman.

For more information about the campaign, visit the dedicated page on Angling trust’s website.
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