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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

‘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.”

Rob Hughes 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.

For more information about fishing and how to get into it log into Get Fishing or visit the Get Fishing YouTube page.


Notes to editors:

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 Fishing licences for those aged 16 and under are now free.

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