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
Know someone who stopped fishing? Help them start again?
Our Partnership Development Manager James Roche writes…
Know someone who stopped fishing for some reason – why not help them start again? Watch out for our FREE 4 hour “Get Back Into Angling” sessions near you run by qualified angling coaches who’ll provide the skills and confidence for anyone to get back into angling after a break from the sport. Use of tackle and bait is provided free so all you’ll need to bring with you is a friend with a rod licence!
Contact Danny and Dave, our Angling Development Officers (details below) to get involved in running Get Back Into Angling sessions or if you want to attend one, but can’t find one close enough to where you live.
James Roche, Partnership Development Manager (North) for the Angling Trust’s Get Fishing Campaign
The “Get Fishing” campaign is run by the Angling Trust to increase the number of people being introduced to angling across the country. Anyone interested in going fishing can find angling events at Get Fishing Near You. The events listed are for all participants regardless of gender, age, fitness or previous angling experience.
Angling Participation and the Get Fishing campaign is supported by Environment Agency fishing licence income and helps to introduce thousands of people to fishing each year.