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
We Are Undefeatable: How fishing can help cope with anxiety
Angling has joined in with an inspiring new campaign – We Are Undefeatable – which supports the one in four people in England who live with long-term health conditions like depression, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, anxiety and Parkinson’s.
We Are Undefeatable aims to help people build physical activity into their lives, by hearing from others who have become more active through the ups and downs of living with their condition.
Even small amounts of activity can make a significant difference to overall health and wellbeing. That’s why fishing is a perfect fit with We Are Undefeatable – it gets you outdoors and active in the fresh air.
Going fishing is a great way to incorporate physical activity into everyday life too as it can be done at a wide range of places near to where you live or work, can be incorporated with other things like walking to the shops or cycling, needs hardly any equipment, is low cost and can take 30 minutes or a whole day – however long you want to go for!
Amelia contacted us to tell us how going fishing has helped her cope with anxiety…
“I’ve struggled with anxiety quite badly and there is something beautiful about putting the phone away and forgetting the world for a day while you sit at the water’s edge.
When I’m fishing nothing else matters. Everything is forgotten. Because of fishing I’ve developed a new appreciation for the outdoors and this beautiful world we live in. I never thought I’d say a fish was beautiful, but I’ve well and truly come across some beautiful creatures on the bank. I’ve surprised even myself with fishing – it’s the most therapeutic sport going!”
To find an event where you can learn how fishing is a great way to move more and help with your own or a family member’s physical or mental health issues just visit our events calendar.