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
Angling Trust ‘Get Fishing’ campaign continues to grow with new How To Fish videos
Following on from the successful launch of the How To Fish campaign last year, this digital initiative to support beginner anglers continues to grow with a new batch of short films for 2018 just released at www.getfishing.org.uk/get-fishing-tv/how-to
‘How To Fish’ films are produced by The Angling Trust with funding from the Environment Agency. They explain the basics of angling and cover diverse subjects for beginners from where to get a fishing licence and how to set up a rod, all the way through to holding and unhooking fish.
How To Fish has become an easy to use, online reference library that can be accessed by all. The new set of films from Double World Champion and BT Sport TV presenter Rob Hughes have given a boost to the national Get Fishing campaign. Rob said “The Angling Trust’s Get Fishing campaign is really helping more people discover the amazing experiences that angling has to offer everyone from all walks of life. This new batch of How To Fish films provide yet more essential information for novice anglers. I hope they’ll appeal to anyone who is new to fishing and needs a quick helping hand to get them out on the bank and immersed in the wonders of fishing.”
How To Fish films cover all types of angling from coarse to carp and sea to game. Anglers can look up a problem and immediately find the answer and in the campaign’s “Rules and Regs” section there’s help too for anyone who might not understand about fishing licences, how to get permission to fish and other important angling info. This will also be a handy resource for coaches, clubs and schools to teach people how to fish.
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.
Contact: Will Smith, Angling Promotion Manager, Angling Trust on [email protected]
The Environment Agency funds the Angling Trust to provide more opportunities for people to go fishing. Money from fishing licence sales is spent on improving angling habitat and infrastructure through projects like the Angling Improvement Fund. You can get a licence to go fishing at https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licenceFishing licences for those aged 16 and under are now free.