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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17 well-known Welsh anglers have already joined in to create content on where, how and when to fish in the rivers, lakes, canals and seas of Wales. These include Steffan Jones, George Barron and Dave Lewis. There will also be films presented by Hywel Morgan, Rob Hughes and others showing spectacular, world class fishing destinations like:
Lllyn fishing in Snowdonia
River fishing for wild trout and grayling
Sea fishing for bass off the rugged Pembrokeshire coast
Project Marketing Manager Ceri Thomas says: “I’ve always felt that Wales is a truly special place to fish, with angling opportunities that rival many of the best locations in the world. As a Welsh angler, I’ve been incredibly passionate about Wales, its beautiful landscape, history and superb wild fishing. As well as encouraging more people to fish our wild and wonderful rivers, lakes and seas, I hope this project will serve to unite the Welsh angling community and leave a lasting legacy for the future. “Croeso i Pysgota yng Nghymru – Welcome to Fishing In Wales!”
Dave Collins, Vice Chairman of Gwent Angling Society said:“Our fisheries provide biodiversity and tranquility in an increasingly stressful and noisy world, and the social and economic impact of angling in Wales aligns perfectly with success criteria set out in the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.”
Rob Evans, Specialist Advisor, Natural Resources Wales said: “This project will help put Wales on the map as a top quality angling destination. Wales is blessed with a wealth of angling opportunities many of which can be considered world class.”