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
Megan is the mum part of Family Fishing UK – a family that has discovered how going fishing can inspire, educate and encourage all its members to spend time together and get off the sofa away from technology and gadgets.
We asked Megan if she was going to get involved with This Girl Can again this year because we hope her pics on social media will help inspire other women to give fishing a go. Here Megan tells us how she first discovered angling and how it’s become part of her family and work routine…
“Before getting involved I always thought that fishing was both very technical and male dominated. However, I was soon pleasantly surprised to find out how inclusive, supportive and welcoming the fishing community is.
That gave me the confidence to give it a go and I now love our fishing family adventures when I join in and not just spectate.
Find Megan and Family Fishing UK on Instagram
Our fishing adventures really help me to get a good work/life balance and help make sure I get quality time with our boys! I stick to the principles of iFish not iPad’s!
We set up Fishing Family UK about two years ago to share pictures and videos from our fishing adventures, to inspire other families to fish. We really enjoy sharing our enthusiasm and providing help and advice to others.
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.