Fishability UK

Find out some more information about Fishability UK, a great network for you veteran anglers out there to get involved with and also support.

Fishability UK exists solely for you and other ex-forces personnel from the South and South East of England, who have either physical or psychological wounds. We use fishing as a means to support all ex-forces personnel, who might be finding difficulty adjusting back into mainstream activities or who just want to get out for a chat and a cup of tea with the lads. Fishing with us will encourage you to get out into the countryside regularly and to meet up with other local ex- service personnel in a safe, supportive and very welcoming environment.

We will take you in small groups to some wonderful lakes and rivers for a day or even a weekends fully supervised fishing and get the resulting therapeutic benefits gained by being at the water’s edge. To be able to feel safe with people who have found themselves in the same situation and who will understand and be tolerant of your problems allows you to completely relax, enjoy the peace and quiet, absorb everything the countryside has to offer and just forget for a while about the everyday problems you may have.

As our guest, if necessary, you will be taught how to fish at the event (Fly, Coarse or Sea) and are then supplied with tackle to use on the day which has been kindly donated by local anglers and businesses. If you own your own tackle and do not require tuition then you will be free to do your own thing knowing help is at hand should you require it? A hot meal and drinks will be available at the event and the day is provided completely free of charge.

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