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.
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Fishing isn’t only a source of great excitement it can be a means of setting a personal challenge too…
Abbie Fielding sent us a This Girl Can picture of herself with a wels catfish she caught at Town Parks Fishery, Paignton this Autumn. Abbie had been after a big catfish for three years and this October, after incorporating advice from the fishery owner into her tactics she got a take from this 23lb 14oz beauty.
Abbie said: “It put up an amazing fight swimming towards the island before shooting off to the far end of the lake. This caused me huge worries as I’d lost a big ‘cat’ over a year ago after a similar turn of events.” However, Abbie took it very carefully and eventually managed to net the fish.
Abbie’s dad Alan said: “Both me and Abbie were both overjoyed as we’d set out specifically to target a catfish. Well done Abbie – she’s yet again beaten me and my work mates with the best fish this year!”