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
A model venue – chub fishing on the River Colne with Dad by Alex Ray
The other day we saw a nice post on one of Facebook’s single-species fishing groups. If you are on social media anyway, enjoy catching one type of fish or a particular species fascinates you these groups could be worth a look (…more info after the pics below).
Top-Tip: If you already use Facebook – for info about single species fishing groups that discuss fish like barbel, chub, trout, salmon, perch or roach try to find “Private Groups” which require an ‘Admin’ (group administrator) to approve requests to join by new members. Any wait while your request for membership of the group is approved can be worth it because groups like this usually have certain rules about conduct, appropriate language, the relevance of group member’s posts, bullying/trolling, advertising and so on – that can make them a friendlier place to be. Such groups might also have guidelines about respecting the privacy of fellow-member’s fishing venues, baits and methods – always handy if you’re a bit of a secret-squirrel angler!