Get Fishing is the Angling Trust’s campaign to get more people fishing more often. Each year we run hundreds of events for all ages and abilities. They are funded by the Environment Agency from fishing licence income
Beginner angling events - want to get into fishing? Get back into angling, find out where to go fishing, accessible venues, who to go fishing with, tackle to use to start fishing and how to go fishing for the first time.
Fishing can be prescribed to help physical and mental health and wellbeing issues. Get Fishing for Wellbeing Approved Partners use quality assured angling services to treat symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, loneliness and many long-term conditions
Leonard Cheshire Disability anglers rewarded with cracking canal pike
We heard from Keith Pope who helps organise fishing sessions for the Leonard Cheshire Disability care home at Greenhill House near Bath about a pike fishing session with their service users Jason and Kevin.
The two anglers and volunteer helpers Alex Fraser (from the Pike Angler’s Club) and Chris and Neil from the centre had an awesome few hours on the Kennet and Avon canal at Bathampton in March, as you can see from these pictures!
Fishing the far side of the canal alongside moored boats, Kevin’s bait was only in the water for 15 minutes before he landed a hungry pike.
Then Alex and Jason had a bite from the bigger fish – a fantastic end to their 3 hour session and proof if ever it was needed that you are never far away from an easily accessible venue to get fishing on the UK’s brilliant canal network.
Info on Leonard Cheshire Disability, a charity supporting disabled people in the UK to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose can be found at www.leonardcheshire.org
Events run by the Angling Trust across the country for anglers of all ages and abilities which are funded by the Environment Agency from rod licence sales as well as details of accessible venues can be found at www.anglingtrust.net/getfishing
Want to get your school, academy or organisation fishing…?
If you are involved in education or any organisation that would like to give your clients, staff and end-users a go at fishing we can help. Get in touch with our Partnership Development Managers Dean Asplin (South of England) or James Roche (North of England) and they can help put you in touch with an angling club or coach near to you or even arrange a bespoke event for beginners or people who want to get back into angling.