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Substance over Style

Young Nathan from Omagh in County Tyrone with his first Brown Trout - a wild urban fish. How do you quantify the enrichment that angling brings to individuals, communities and the environment? Trout in the Town is looking forward to working with the SUBSTANCE group (a not-for-profit cooperative: ) in understanding the benefits to society of participation in angling. In addition, such effects as "angling as a gateway to conservation" will also be quantified. All of our Trout in the Town project teams will be issued with the research questionnnaires produced by SUBSTANCE. There are also plans to specifically target very detailed investigations on one or two selected town communities. The overall SUBSTANCE project is outlined below - and it is mainly to research questions 1 and 2 that Trout in the Town will be contributing. The Social and Community Benefits of Angling A 3-Year Research Project by Substance, funded by the Big Lottery Research Fund Proje