We had the pleasure of having the ICARP team on our fishery to conduct a study on several Military veterans suffering the the effects of PTSD. The event was a great success, with several of the veterans commenting on how much their mental wellbeing had improved over the course of the week.

These kind of projects and research are unheard of, and the way the team put blood, sweat, and tears into all that they do is highly commendable.

We feel very fortunate to have been part of the project, and we are looking forward to working closely with them in the future.

Having been closely involved with iCarp in previous studies, we have seen firsthand how this ground breaking therapy is, quite literally, saving lives. Professional, insightful, approachable, and knowledgable. iCarp provide effective research into living with PTSD and real coping skills.

Mark is a totally dedicated lovely chap and seeing the change and enjoyment of the ex military we had the pleasure of meeting, and the smiles with each big catch due to Marks hard work was brilliant, and we’re pleased to be part of it.

iCARP do such amazing work for military veterans, who form a major part of our community. The practical help for those participating, as well as the research that comes from it that, has huge impact for sufferers of PTSD now and in the future. The University of Essex is proud to be an iCARP partner.

The team at Korda Developments are very happy to support the research Mark and the team at iCARP are doing. The great work they are doing that involves the sport we all love (fishing) and it is a real pleasure to be part of something so enriching. Danny Fairbrass (Korda owner) feels that our support across the Korda social media platforms helps to increase the exposure of this great organisations and introduce our followers with PTSD to this treatment/opportunity. It also gives the veterans some exposure, which they deserve after all they have been through. Moving forward we will continue to offer our help alongside Mainline baits for future projects.

We are proud to support iCARP and the wonderful work they do in any way possible, their research is both ground-breaking as well as required, we commend them.

We have been watching Dr Wheeler and iCARP’s research for a short while now and we are full of admiration. We hope to be collaborating together on projects in the future and we are thrilled to be teaming up with such an incredible organisation.

We are extremely proud to have been involved in iCARP’s research projects in recent years. The interventions have been professional and innovative and the benefit to the participants has been evident, truly making a difference to their symptoms through the interaction. They are to be commended for their work.

TFT are proud to support iCarp CIC in their valuable efforts to support struggling military veterans through the magic of fishing. The benefits of angling on mental health have long been known but rarely exploited. Where iCarp is different to many other organisations is the fact they are not only teaching their participants to fish, they are conducting valuable research into the benefits of angling as a form of therapy for mental health sufferers. Their work is quite literally saving lives.

We at the Walnut Tree support the valuable work that iCARP do, this is demonstrated by our continued partnership working. iCARP is a truly Recovery focused organisation, focusing on the positives of what some can do!

In the time that we have been associated with iCarp, we have been amazed by their drive and commitment to tackling the lasting effects of PTSD. Their intuitive thinking, passion, and sheer determination to make the lives of our ex-service personnel better is inspiring, and we are committed to working with them, as they help to help those, who serve us.

The Environment Agency funds the Angling Trust to provide more opportunities for people to go fishing and encourage sales of fishing rod licences. Money from fishing licence sales is spent on improving fisheries habitat and angling infrastructure through projects like the Angling Improvement Fund. You normally need a valid Environment Agency Rod Licence if you are aged 13 or over and fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel in England (except the River Tweed), Wales, and the Border Esk and its tributaries in Scotland.

An annual licence only costs £30 for up to 2 rods to fish for coarse fish & trout. Concessionary, short term and three rod coarse licences are also available. Visit www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence to buy one online.

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The Angling Trust is extremely proud to be providing ongoing development support to the iCARP research projects. Dr Wheeler and the iCARP team are to be commended for their vital work using our sport of angling to help people struggling with poor mental health, symptoms of PTSD, Depression and anxiety. The Angling Trust are a representative body for all anglers in England and Wales. Our members support the campaigns we carry out to protect fish and fishing and our programmes to increase participation. We are recognised by Sport England as the national governing body in England and promote active lifestyles and maintaining a regular angling habit. www.anglingtrust.net. 

When Mark first contacted us last year looking for a web designer to offer their help pro-bono, it didn’t take us much convincing. After watching several of their videos and reading their research, it was clear how much of an impact iCarp were making in helping our veterans and so we are honoured to have played a very small part in bringing their work to life.