Sign up for our new Angling Trust Kayak membership
Kayak Fishing is the most rapidly developing discipline in Angling. In recognition of this the Angling Trust have put together an innovative membership and support package to compliment the dynamic nature of the sport.
Kayak fishing is a truly national sport with no regional club structure and as such the Angling Trust's support is designed to directly support the individual member.
Angling Trust Kayak Fishing Safety Courses - 2013 dates coming soon
Are you one of the thousands of anglers who enjoys, or is about to take up kayak fishing? If so, make sure you are prepared for a safe session on the water by attending our new fully comprehensive kayak angling safety course.
During the course you will learn the skills and techniques from our fully qualified instructors about rigging a kayak, launching, rescue techniques, how to use a drogue and anchor a kayak, how to plan and log your trip, navigation basics, fish identification and safe handing plus much more that will stand you in good stead for a lifetime of safe kayak fishing.
NEW: 2013 KAYAK FISHING SAFETY COURSE DATES
Southampton - May 4th
Plymouth - July 6th
Our courses only cost £46 incl. VAT for Angling Trust members and offer great value for money. The price for non-members is £82 incl. VAT so this represents a saving of £36 for being an Angling Trust member. All courses will be subject to a minimum of 3 attendees booking for the course to go ahead.
Make sure you have peace of mind - we are offering individual annual membership for £25 from January 1st 2011 which includes £5,000,000 public liability insurance specifically covering kayak angling and any mishaps while you are on the water which damage other people or their property. Now you can relax and enjoy your fishing!
Access for Your Angling
Worried about access and restrictions on kayak angling? We understand the unique concerns that kayak anglers have and your membership and involvement in the process will give us more weight when it comes to fighting for your rights on these issues.
Canal and River Trust Permit and Riverboat Licence for Anglers - SAVE £46!
Are you a coarse or game angler? We've negotiated a Canal and River Trust offer which includes the Riverboat License but we know that as an angler that's not enough and you want more great places to fish too, so we've also included the all important Waterways Wanderer permit to give you access to fishing along 300+ miles of canal network in England and Wales that are not controlled by clubs. The Canal and River Trust is the new name for British Waterways
This is an optional bolt on package to your standard Angling Trust membership and can be ordered separately once your membership has been confirmed.
We appreciate that sea anglers may not need this and so have included it as an optional extra.
We will also be developing a greater level of understanding and agreement with bank anglers. This will allow for better appreciation of freshwater kayak angling, create opportunities for clubs and kayak anglers alike, helping to foster mutual appreciation and avoid any unnecessary misunderstandings.
The Canal and River Trust Permit and Riverboat Licence combined price is just £14 - this represents a huge £46 saving over the normal price!
The Canal and River Trust Permit and Riverboat Licence - Where Can I Fish?
Until 2nd July 2012 British Waterways was the public corporation that cared for the network of canals and rivers in England, Scotland and Wales. The new charity entrusted with the care of 2,200 miles of waterways in England and Wales is called Canal & River Trust. More information on the Waterway Wanderers scheme is on their website HERE. To view a list of waters currently available under the Waterway Wanderers Scheme click HERE.
To order your Permit and Riverboat Licence call: 0844 77 00 616 and select option 1 - have your Angling Trust membership number handy. If you aren't already a member we can sign you up at the same time too - it only takes 2 minutes.
By joining the Angling Trust your support enables us to offer a position on our marine committee for a representative from the kayak angling community. You can therefore be sure that your interests are represented at the highest level by one of your own. This level of representation is unique to kayak angling within the Angling Trust and reflects the non-club structure of kayak angling.
The Angling Trust already has a very active competitions section and is looking to establish a healthy competition structure specifically for kayak fishing.
Other Member benefits
As well as the savings worth £76 on Canal and River Trust access and courses individual AT membership gives you a whole host of other benefits including:
- Entry to competitions
- Email updates and press releases on the work we are doing
- 20% off any purchases made through www.anglingdirect.co.uk and many more money saving deals which you can find HERE
- An Angling Trust members' area on the kayak fishing forum AnglersAfloat
Adult membership is only £25 for a full year from the day you join (Young Adults 18-21 pay just £10. Those aged 17 and under get free Junior Membership).
CLICK HERE TO JOIN - do it NOW!
When you join online make sure you tick the preferences to tell us that you are a kayak angler and whether you are a sea, game or coarse angler or a combination of these three.
Your special Kayak Angler membership of the Angling Trust (including the free £5m public liability insurance) will start as soon as we process your payment and you'll get your membership pack, membership card, insurance document and a copy of our newsletter within 14 days.
We can't wait for you to join us and become part of the kayak fishing revolution...
To download the Angling Trust Kayak Fishing Freshwater Code Of Conduct use the link below.
Photo of Kayak angler used by permission of Simon Everett.