Angling and the rural environment

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Award: RES-227-25-0002
Policy and Practice Note
Policy and Practice Note 2
Project website
PI: Liz Oughton, Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University
Dates: 05/03/2006 - 30/05/2009
 
Which role does angling, as a leisure activity, play in the economy and the UK countryside? Angling is seen as important for rural employment, but rivers are under pressure from a whole range of human activities so their ability to sustain flora and fauna may be at risk. This project analyses the complex natural and socio-economic inter-linkages between river, fishing, biodiversity and institutions of governance and practice in order to inform policy on integrated development of the rural river environment.

Data created

Sediment mass flux data
Data on fine sediment transfer for the River Esk will be collected manually using time integrated mass flux samplers (TIMS). Data will be recorded manually, copied into an excel file and backed up in more than one location.

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Data type: Quantitative
Data format: MS Excel
Sample size: 46 readings from 22 sites on river Esk.
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Data released
Angling business interviews
In-depth interviews with angling business on the Swale, Ure and Esk rivers in North Yorkshire, covering their visions of rivers and river management, as well as business characteristics and histories.

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Data type: Qualitative
Data format: MS Word
Sample size: 18 interviews with angling related business
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Data released
Postal survey of anglers
Postal survey of anglers on the views and experiences of people who fish on the rivers Swale, Ure or Esk, or on nearby stillwaters; and on the impact of angling on local economy and environment.

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Data type: Quantitative
Data format: SPSS
Sample size: 82 postal surveys
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Data released
Ecological and physical characteristics of still waters
Info on still water characteristics obtained from water owners, etc. in different catchment areas of the Swale and Ure river

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Data type: Quantitative
Data format: MS Excel
Sample size: 22 sites surveyed
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Data released

Publications and outputs

Research summary (3)
Non-technical summary

20/10/2009

Non-technical summary
Elizabeth Oughton; M. Carrithers; S. Eden; S. Lane; L. Bracken; M. Lucas; J. Wheelock
20/10/2009

Plain English Summary

26/01/2010

(1)
Angling in the rural environment, 2007-2009
E. Oughton; G. Whitman; M. Lucas; J. Wheelock; L. Bracken
30/11/2010

Report (1)
Full research report
Elizabeth Oughton
20/10/2009

Workshop (1)
Physical and social science perspectives on the use of rural catchments
E.A. Oughton; N/A Data Resources Scoping Study and The RELU Data Support Service; K. Bennett; L. Bracken; J. Wheelock
03/12/2009

Article (7)
Counting fish: Performative data, anglers’ knowledge-practices and environmental measurement
Sally Eden
27/03/2013

Models of equilibrium, natural agency and
Sally Eden
27/03/2013

Outdoors versus indoors? Angling ponds, climbing walls and changing expectations of environmental leisure
Sally Eden; Paul Barratt
27/03/2013

Interdisciplinary research : framing and reframing
Elizabeth Oughton; Louise Bracken
27/10/2010

Reading the river through "watercraft": environmental engagement through knowledge and practice in freshwater angling
Sally Eden; C. Bear
27/03/2013

The good, the bad, and the hands-on: constructs of public participation, anglers, and lay management of water environments
Sally Eden; Christopher Bear
27/03/2013

Thinking like a fish? Engaging with nonhuman difference through recreational angling
Christopher Bear; Sally Eden
27/03/2013