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
The Environment Agency has released the annual fisheries report detailing how fishing licence income was distributed by the agency and its partners to protect and enhance angling and fisheries. The report details aspects of fisheries including money used to restock England’s rivers, enforcement and participation.
In 2016 the Environment Agency funded the Angling Trust to work in partnership with Get Hooked on Fishing and the Angling Trades Association to increase angling participation through three clearly defined interventions –“Get Fishing”, “Family Fishing” and National Fishing Month resulting in 898 events or taster sessions delivered across England.
35,000 tried angling for the first time
Download the report via the link above
The majority of these were listed on Get Fishing Near You, the “Get Fishing” campaign’s event listing resource and blog. These interventions resulted in 35,000 people trying fishing for the first time or bringing a family member or friend fishing.
When you find out that children have been bitten by the angling bug it makes it all worthwhile. Mum Claire took time to let us know that “My boys were very fortunate to attend the family fishing session at Taunton. They now have the ‘bug’ and I would very much like to continue with a little more tuition. Please point me in the right direction.”