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.
Get Hooked on Fishing’s CEO, Sarah Collins is delighted to be supporting This Girl Can again in 2018 and told us…
This Girl Can – Get Fishing!
This Girl Can in action at Get Hooked on Fishing’s Walthamstow project
“I’ve had a personal ambition for many years to help more women and girls of all ages try fishing and access the benefits. As a UK-wide charity, Get Hooked on Fishing has hundreds of case studies which demonstrate how going fishing improves confidence and self-esteem and helps people to become more socially and physically active!
These free community days are as popular with women and girls as they are with men and boys. Demonstrating how simple, fun and affordable going fishing can be has helped families become active, or more active, together. We welcome the connection between fishing and This Girl Can‘s goals to “celebrate active women who are doing their thing” – let’s help more people discover that angling can easily be one of those “things” too!
On many occasions we’ve witnessed women and girls accompanying other family members as bystanders at Get Hooked on Fishing’s activity days but within a short time, they couldn’t resist having a go themselves and, before you know it, they’re ‘hooked’!”
Sarah Collins, CEO Get Hooked on Fishing – an angling charity which helps provide positive opportunities for young people and communities.