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
Anne Woodcock knows that This Girl Can Get Fishing!
Anne Woodcock has spent her life involved in fishing and is devoted to using all aspects of angling to benefit individuals. Well known within angling and country-sports communities, Anne has been particularly active in connecting more women with angling. Ladies Fishing UK– which she founded – organise not for profit fishing events for women. Anne is also the Marketing Director at FishPal and a weekly contributor on the popular fishing show ‘Gone Fishing with Sam Harris’ on CVFM radio. We spoke to Anne about the latest phase of This Girl Can, which she has supported in previous years as well…
Anne and fishing friends and guests of Ladies Fishing UK
“Angling meansI’m out by the waterside every day, sometimes for my fishing work but even just to stay in touch with conditions on my local River Wear where I enjoy daily walks.
This is a great way for me to stay active, unwind and reconnect with reality after the demands of the office, and the increasing need nowadays to be switched on to various social media for business.
I know that I’m not alone either. I meet hundreds of women who benefit from the strong connection between angling, mental and physical health, activity and being among nature.
Going fishing helps countless numbers of females each year to overcome health issues and maintain a positive outlook. ‘This Girl Can‘ definitely get fishing, and it’ll help you to stay healthy, active and happy!”
Anne Woodcock, Founder of Ladies Fishing UK – introducing females and young people to fishing.