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
This annual competition opens on 1st December and closes on 30th November of the following year, is open to paid up Members of the Angling Trust and Members of its Affiliated Clubs. It is divided into two sections for fish caught from boats or for fish caught from the shore.
As an angler you receive a certificate for each specimen fish awarded and for a small fee can also purchase the appropriate medal to go with it.
This year we’ve introduced a Juniors’ competition and a Catch & Release measurement system, as well as brand new prizes!
The sought-after ‘Sea Angling News‘ trophy is awarded each year to the fishing club with the most entries. Winners will be announced in the Angling Trust Sea Update email newsletters. Don’t receive them? Sign up here for free at www.anglingtrust.net/subscribe
How do I enter?
The rules and a table of specimen weights, a specimen claim registration form and map of the specimen areas and boundaries can be downloaded below. The Registration Form is available as either a PDF or Excel file:
Specimen Sea Fish Award Scheme Documents: Last updated 04/02/2019
1] Adult Table of Specimen Weights 2019 – Download 2] Junior Tables of Specimen Weights 2019 – Download
3] Rules 2019 – Download
4] Claim Form 2019 (PDF) – Download
5] Claim Form 2019 (Excel) – Download
6] Marine Region Boundaries & Specimen Areas Map – Download
7] Report for 2018 – Download 8] Entry List for 2018 – Download
What are you waiting for? Get fishing!
Thanks to Eric Gerrey volunteer Specimen Sea Fish Awards Scheme Manager for his ongoing and long-standing commitment to managing the Specimen Sea Fish Awards Scheme.