Fishing 4 Therapy achieving inspiring results

THE Australian National Sportfishing Association of New South Wales (ANSA NSW) with the help of our NSW Fishing Licence Trust Fund has developed a programme that is helping the disabled in our community to either learn how, or more importantly, get back into fishing.

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The Fishing 4 Therapy program has been going for approximately seven years and achieving some incredible results. Tony Steiner, ANSA Special Project Officer, runs the program along with a dedicated band of well-intentioned volunteers who work with people who suffer from Acquired Brain Injury from stroke or accidents, to those with Cerebral Palsey, Down Syndrome, depression and other mental health issues.

The sessions are run at no cost to those attending, with running costs being covered by funding through the NSW Fishing Trust, but what is great to see is that some of our disabled anglers are thanking us by going out and purchasing NSW Fishing Licences and carrying them like badges of honour.

Fishing 4 Therapy and its band of well intentioned volunteers are putting back the quality, fun, laughter and dignity into the lives of those around us who want to share in one of our greatest pastimes.

For more information please contact Tony and the team via: www.ansansw.com.au

The Fishing 4 Therapy program is helping disabled people in the community get outdoors and become involved in our favourite pastime.

The Fishing 4 Therapy program is helping disabled people in the community get outdoors and become involved in our favourite pastime.

With our sponsors help Sea Bees Fishing Club has been able to donate $1000 to the ‘Fishing for Therapy’ Program.   “ANSA NSW attended the Sea Bees Fishing Club to talk about our Fishing 4 Therapy program and we got a marvellous suprise. The Sea Bees Fishing Club donated $1000!!! towards the program. Thank you ever so much. The gesture is very much appreciated and needed. These monies will help the program greatly.”

With our sponsors help Sea Bees Fishing Club has been able to donate $1000 to the ‘Fishing for Therapy’ Program.

“ANSA NSW attended the Sea Bees Fishing Club to talk about our Fishing 4 Therapy program and we got a marvellous suprise. The Sea Bees Fishing Club donated $1000!!! towards the program. Thank you ever so much. The gesture is very much appreciated and needed. These monies will help the program greatly.”