In welcome news from the Environment Agency, new figures reveal that sales of junior fishing licences across England and Wales, have increased by 25.7%.
The junior licence, which is now free for 12 to 16 year olds, shows numbers were up from 52,117 to 65,487 at the end of August.
A free licence and our fun, free, safe and friendly Environment Agency funded events for families at Get Fishing are a great introduction to angling for children – come along to a session near you.
Read the full press release: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-figures-reveal-junior-fishing-licences-increase-25
Get a fishing licence: https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence
The “Get Fishing” campaign and its Get Back Into Angling initiative is run by the Angling Trust to increase the number of people being introduced or returning 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.