Who We Are
Fishing for the Disabled Australia Inc. (FDA) is a not for profit association, staffed solely by volunteers, dedicated to assisting people with a disability to enjoy fishing.
Our association was officially founded in 1996 in Adelaide, South Australia by members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and was known as IOOF Trust in Angling Australia Inc. The name was changed in May 2009 to more closely describe our purpose.
FDA provides people with a disability with the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and explore the recreational and sporting activity of fishing. The aim of membership in the association is to participate in organised activities such as fishing days out, workshops and eventually compete in the sport of fishing.
Volunteers facilitate the process by directly assisting people with a disability to participate in fishing activities, however they do not take on the role of "carer" as people with special needs are required to have their own carer present.