About The BDAA
British disabled angling association is a registered National charity founded in 1996 by former England International Terry Moseley, to offer inclusive fishing opportunities in Coarse, Sea, Game and Specimen fishing for disabled people.
The teamA board of trustees manage the day to day running of the charity, whilst a team of trained volunteers deliver its programmes, services and events.
FundingThe charity receives no government grants or funding, relying on the generosity of public and business donations, gifts, bequests and the revenue generated by our trading arm BDAA services. The charity welcomes any company or individual donations, financial, services, resources, products, equipment to ensure our work continues.
Who we helpPeople with physical, sensory or learning disabilities of all ages, those working and supporting disabled people including, groups, organisations, clubs, charities, families, friends, carers, businesses and schools.
Not just anglers benefit from the BDAA`s work, we also support people who want to help disabled people go fishing but have no understanding of the sport.
Benefits of anglingFishing offers substantial benefits for disabled people, not only as a recreational or competitive activity, but also a path to a healthier lifestyle.
Increased attention spansSocially inclusiveHealthy activityTherapeutic RecreationalEducationalCompetitiveTeam buildingConfidence buildingIncreased self esteem
How we helpBDAA provides information, support and practical advice on all issues encompassing angling for disabled people. Arranging tailored fishing events to suit any group’s needs. Providing an angling Buddy programme which is designed to empower volunteers using the “what to do” & “how to do it” principles of basic angling.Access audit reports complemented by our “Access guidelines for fisheries” publication helping fisheries improve facilities for disabled people supported by the”Approved Fisheries Award scheme”. Delivery of a range of awareness courses designed in house to help bridge any access and social barriers within angling.
Where next?BDAA have a vast amount of information stored on our web site with access to details of current and past events, news, articles, adaptive fishing equipment, disabled angling clubs, membership opportunities and benefits, volunteering, partner organisations, funding advice, where to fish, award winners map, coaching and services.
www.bdaa.co.ukOr write to:BDAA, c/o 9 Yew Tree Road, Delves, Walsall, West Midlands, WS5 4NQEmail: [email protected] Telephone: 01922 860912