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
In the last couple of years Fishing Mum has become something of a Twitter phenomenon! The account tells the daily story of Fishing Mum and her son’s adventures in angling. The highs, the lows – it’s all there… Here Fishing Mum explains how fishing is a great escape for her and helps her get out and active in nature:
I’m super proud to back the latest phase of This Girl Can’s campaign in 2018. It’s something that’s very close to my heart, and as a single independent mother I believe we can do absolutely anything we set our minds to.
Just over 2 years ago if you would have asked me to go fishing you would have got a big no! My son has always been into fishing and went with all the men in the family whilst I’ve sat at home waiting for his return. Anyway in 2016 this all changed… we went fishing together and have never looked back since!
My life changed dramatically, one day I just woke up and thought wow, life is far too short to sit around and waste precious time. This year I’ve purchased my very first home, Logan and I have travelled the world together visiting 5 of the 7 continents! So yes… life’s good and this girl really can!
Fishing Mum in action!
Fishing is a massive escape for me. Time to be quiet, reflect on life, plan new ventures and spend quality time with my boy… its priceless and catching the fish is actually just a bonus! Getting on the bank is not only mentally beneficial but also gets you active. We are all guilty of spending hours on the sofa in front of the TV… I don’t want this for myself, or my son.
Fishing gets you up and out engaging in real life, making new friends and soaking up everything nature has to offer.
How you can get involved with This Girl Can: Tweet or post your pictures, video or stories on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtags #thisgirlcan and #getfishing to connect the community of women anglers of all ages and abilities. It would be great if your posts show how angling can help women of all ages and backgrounds to get up, out and active, even if it’s just for a short time when you or your family go fishing.