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
The Annual Report of the National Angling Strategy for 2020/21 has just been released. The report showcases some of the exciting work that has been carried out by the angling community contributing to the aims and objectives of the National Angling Strategy during a year effected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Many of the case studies in this report detail the amazing work the fisheries community have undertaken despite of and also as a response to the pandemic. In a year when many normal angling support activities have been curtailed or seriously affected it is testament to the spirit, passion and work ethic of those involved in angling that the sport has been able to flourish.
The National Angling Strategy ‘Angling for Good’ was launched in June 2019. It is a partnership-led strategy that was developed by consultation with the angling community key partners, angling charities and other interested organisations and using feedback from the National Angling Survey in which over 35,000 people took part.
Media Contact: Tom Sherwood – Senior Advisor (Partnerships) [email protected]
Agriculture, Fisheries and the Natural Environment Team
Environment Agency – Red Kite House, Howbery Park, Wallingford OX10 8BD