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
Our Partnership Development Manager Dean Asplin was involved in arranging a fishing session for families at a club he works with… Dean writes:
I helped to run an open day to get families fishing together at Combwich AC. Deb, one of the parents who attended wrote to me and said: “Thank you SO much for all your help, guidance and gear today. Both Sam and Ben enjoyed it immensely and we will definitely return and join an angling course. I can see us fishing quite a bit from now on!”
The “Get Fishing” campaign is run by the Angling Trustto increase the number of people being introduced to angling across the country. Anyone interested in going fishing can find angling events at Get Fishing. 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.