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.
Last week the Angling Trust launched its #WhenWeFishAgain campaign – with thousands of the angling community getting involved. This week #WeAreFishingAgain! Angling in England started on Wednesday 13th May 2020.
We’ll keep an eye on the detail and keep you updated – but for now it’s positive news because we can go fishing!
It’s absolutely crucial though that social distancing measures are adhered to and that the guidance to participate alone or with members of your own household are followed.
We must not breach the rules the Prime Minister has laid down and we must ensure that we all act as “ambassadors” for angling.
Our new website “The Angling Support Hub” has guidance to help you make a safe safe return or introduction to angling.
You need a fishing licence too: Remember that if you are over 13 you’ll need a fishing licence before you go fishing in freshwater lakes, rivers, stillwaters or canals. They are easy to get and are free if you are 16 or under. You don’t need one to fish in the sea. The Environment Agency funds the Angling Trust to provide more opportunities for people to go fishing. You can get a licence to go fishing at https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence
Seven things you need to know to get fishing: So maybe you’ve been fishing for the first time and have an idea what fishing is all about? Or perhaps you just want to give fishing a go? No matter how much or how little experience you’ve got, here are seven things that every angler needs to know…
Fishing and mental health: Check out our news archive on how fishing can help mental health and wellbeing. Fishing really can help! It’s even used in the NHS to improve anxiety and depression. Please try it.
Get Fishing and empty your Stress Bucket: Going fishingis a great way to de-stress in the outdoors, it has a very meditative quality and can help you reconnect with nature, relax and disconnect from everyday anxieties.
7 Reasons to take the kids fishing: With modern day technology it’s all too easy to let the younger generation stay inside and not experience the big outdoors, so last summer we pulled together seven reasons to get outside with the kids.
AND: Must Read – these Covid-19 Guidelines on fishing safely:
Advice for individual anglers: Our guidance for anglers on how to resume fishing safely during the Covid-19 health pandemic. These guidelines are designed to help you prepare for phase one of making angling compliant with current Covid-19 regulations. Last updated: 12 May 2020
Advice for clubs and fisheries: To help prepare to accept anglers to your venue during the Covid-19 health pandemic we have drawn up a set of guidelines.