Open fishing.

I will have no contact with other members of the public whilst travelling to and from the part of the area where I fish, and adherence to social distancing will be no problem.

Why the contribution is important

Because isolation indoors is impinging on my mental wellbeing.

by mannieanderson on May 06, 2020 at 02:08PM

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  • Posted by Shazza May 06, 2020 at 20:36

    Fishing is more than hobby it’s an escape from the stress of everyday life .. Wide open spaces in the great outdoors . No contact necessary and social distancing easily to follow .. Fundamental in helping people men especially with mental health issues ..
  • Posted by BrianVentress May 07, 2020 at 00:11

    Social distancing is a part of fishing.
  • Posted by Bigshire May 07, 2020 at 12:27

    Fishing is how we supplement our food supply. Not being able to fish has impacted our ability to feed ourselves
  • Posted by KenmoreGold May 11, 2020 at 10:02

    There's a number of good reasons why angling should be an early candidate for consideration including:
        • being a largely solitary sport where self isolation occurs naturally
        • proven benefits for mental health and social well-being
        • a reduction in pressure on other public open spaces
        • evidence that non-contact outdoor activities will not increase infection rates
    • angling appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds and engages able-bodied and disabled participants alike
        • the majority of the population live close to a waterway minimising the need for significant travel.
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