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British Disabled Anglers Association

British Disabled Angling Association

Disabled Angling Association (BDAA) was founded in 1996 to develop opportunities for disabled people of all ages and abilities to access fishing in the UK.

BDAA is now the UK’s leading disability angling charity

Over the past 20 years the charity has evolved from an unincorporated organisation with a few dedicated like minded followers into the leading disability angling charity in Great Britain. It now helps to create fishing opportunities, inclusive angling environments and equality for disabled children and adults with an interest in fishing.

The volunteer trustees dedicate their time to providing support, information & services to disabled people, their families, fishery owners, clubs and retailers in order to socially integrate disabled and non-disabled people within angling. They have seen many positive changes over the years due to their commitment with a determination to making a difference.

BDAA projects involve improving access and facilities, increasing awareness of the issues faced by disabled anglers, adapting bespoke equipment and developing a directory of ‘accessible fisheries’. It has seen a number of barriers removed through its work enabling more disabled people to enjoy angling.

Further details can be obtained from Troy Chadwick, BDAA Operations Manager. Phone: 07585335143 or Email:




“The BDAA helps create fishing opportunities, inclusive angling environments and equality for disabled children and adults with an interest in fishing.”

British Disabled Anglers Association

Services and donations

As a charity the BDAA provides a number of services, some of which are free whilst others are chargeable dependant on available funding. All of its services help it to meet its charity aims and objectives which are designed to help improve the overall experiences disabled people have when participating in fishing.  All of these services have been designed and developed in house by the BDAA’s dedicated team of experienced disabled and non-disabled people. The BDAA survives on the generosity of the public and receives no government funding to deliver its work. All the donations and bequeaths it receives help disabled children and adults to enjoy fishing.

Become a friend of the BDAA

People can show their support by becoming ‘A Friend of BDAA’. Although not a membership as such it is a way to show support for the work the BDAA does for disabled people, families, carers and improvement to the accessible environment.