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.
Dad really enjoyed his fishing and was always keen to share his innovations with colleagues as well as encouraging others to participate in fishing. Not always successfully in the case of his children but we all spent many a night and early morning awaiting the tide.
He was a proud member of both the National and European Federations of Sea Anglers and dad represented England on numerous occasions particularly during the 1980s and 1990s (and probably also Ireland when in European teams as he was Irish by birth), which he was very proud of but never arrogant about – it gave him the opportunity to fish in the company of friends.
Joe was born on 2nd July 1929 and died peacefully on 16th February 2015 aged 85yrs with his three children around him.