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
Supermarket Baits – Part 1 | Get Fishing Spring Series
Spring is a fantastic time of year to get outdoors and enjoy some time next to the water. The new Get Fishing Spring Series with Jimmy Willis will show some of the benefits of spring fishing – while using baits you can buy from any supermarket!
In Episode 1, Jimmy goes out with Zenia Drury-Gregoreke (Angling Trust Ambassador) and Dean Asplin (Angling Development Manager [South], Angling Trust) at Anglers Paradise, Devon.
Spring Into Fishing is happening all around England and aims to make angling accessible and introduce fishing to a new audience, with everybody welcome whatever age, ability or experience level.
Never been fishing before? No problem – tackle, bait, instruction and info on fishing clubs and places to go are all included, free.
Parents and grandparents – bring the kids, have a go yourself and discover how fishing is not only a fun, exciting, cheap and healthy outdoor activity it’s also a great excuse to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature…
You will need a rod fishing licence from the Environment Agency to fish for freshwater fish in England (except the River Tweed), Wales and the Border Esk region of Scotland. You can purchase one here: https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences
Licences for children aged between 13 and 16 are free, but you’ll still need to get one. You must always carry your rod fishing licence when you’re fishing or you could be prosecuted.