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
Give fishing a go at the World Lure Angling Championships!
The Angling Trust’s Get Fishing team will be at the Lure Angling World Championships, Rutland Water on 13th & 14th October giving you and all the family the chance to discover what fishing is all about.
Come and have a FREE coaching session, learn how to fish or brush up on your skills. With angling activities on offer designed to encourage adults, children and young people to discover to try fishing, you’ll find out how to use tackle and bait to catch fish and return them safely.
You’ll be given the chance to have a go at fly fishing, to master the art of a fly-cast as well as the challenge of trying to catch a trout and to get to grips with lure fishing – a quick and easy way to catch all sorts of fish.
The World Lure Angling Championships are happening on the day too – come and experience a world class fishing competition in full-swing. Home nation Lure Team England are competing against teams from Russia, Italy, America, Poland, South Africa and reigning World Champions Romania – an exciting day is on the cards!
You’ll be able to to try your hand at “lure fishing” like the World Teams and see how artificial fish can be used to tempt pike, perch and zander. Because everything is free to try, and you don’t need to bring any equipment it’s an easy day out for families to learn to fish together.
James Roche, Partnership Development Manager for the Angling Trust said: “This is a fantastic quality assured opportunity to get into fishing. Rutland Water is one of the best fisheries in the country and there couldn’t be a better place to come and catch a fish.”
About “Get Fishing” The Get Fishing campaign is run by the Angling Trust to increase the number of people being introduced to angling across England. Anyone interested in going fishing can find events at ‘Get fishing Near You‘. The events are for all participants regardless of gender, age, fitness or previous angling experience. They are funded from fishing licence sales by the Environment Agency.