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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Dean Asplin, Angling Trust Partnership Development Manager heard back from the Somerset Wildlife Trust about a Get Fishing event he helped arrange with them…
We had beautiful sunshine and a great day for 42 people of all ages and abilities to try fishing for the first time at an event I ran with the help of the Somerset Wildlife Trust. One of the Trust’s event organisers contacted me afterwards – it’s always nice to receive feedback like this!
I wanted to thank you and your colleagues on behalf of the Taunton Deane Area Group for a very successful event last Saturday.
All the feedback that we got was very positive and I’m sure that this was largely due to the helpful and supportive approach taken by your coaches. Please pass on our thanks to them.
Chair, Taunton Deane Area Group, Somerset Wildlife Trust
Want to help run an event like this and get new members, more day-ticket sales or indeed just want to help boost the numbers of newcomers to fishing? We can help – read how here.
Dean Asplin is the Partnership Development Manager (South) for the Angling Trust and a keen big-carp and all-round angler. Contact Dean about free fishing events that he runs which are funded by the Environment Agency, as well as funding for schools, clubs and fisheries to run events like this: [email protected]t