About Fishability UK

Fishability UK take our responsibility for duty of care very seriously. We always have a trained first aider with a comprehensive first aid kit and Defibrillator at our events along with safety throw lines, whistles, fire extinguishers etc and complete a full risk assessment for every trip.
Those attending are covered by our insurance whilst at the venue and we request that anyone wishing to attend is in possession of next of kin details just in case.

Nice early start at one of our events.

The aim of FISHABILITY UK is to use fishing as a support mechanism for ex-forces personnel finding difficulty in rehabilitating back into mainstream activities.

By finding some peace and solitude, and a focus for quiet contemplation, whilst making new friends, those seeking valuable space and time will then be able to regroup and move forward.

Having defended our realm, our boundaries, and our freedom, the very least we can do is respect that fantastic commitment and give them something back.

In a fishing context, FISHABILITY UK plans to network those that can give help to those that really need it, by pooling and redistributing the kind and generous donation of goods and services.

These resources will go directly towards providing fishing experiences, whether on a 1:1 basis, or for groups.

Fishing is by nature a reflective and meditative activity that forces you to slow down and enjoy your surroundings. People fish for many reasons. Some fish just for food and some for sport, while others just want an excuse to be outside or get together with friends. No matter what gets them out there, any fisherman can attest to the supreme sense of relaxation and calmness that spending a morning, evening, or weekend doing their favourite activity provides. This very quality has made fishing a popular therapeutic exercise used by counsellors and therapists who work with veterans, people with chronic illnesses, and others who have experienced trauma in their lives”

We no longer have military hospitals in this country, treatment now needs to be effected directly by the NHS, or by charities.

The most prominent of these is www.combatstress.org who deliver dedicated treatment and support to Ex-Service men and women with conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety disorders.

To see how the right kind of therapy is able to make an impact, take a look at the following web links:



Andrew with this beautiful Pike caught on his first cast on a very wet and windy morning. Biggest on the day at 18lb. Caught at our gravel pits near Chertsey.