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
If accepted, these species would be protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act and there would be a prohibition on the intentional killing, injuring, or taking of these species, alongside their possession and trade. This is therefore highly likely to impact on the intentional targeting of these species recreationally.
The proposal is currently under stakeholder consultation, which opened on Monday 8th November 2021 and will close on Sunday 30th January 2022. Evidence submitted as part of this consultation will be considered and included within a series of final recommendations by the JNCC regarding the addition, retention, regrading or removal of species. These changes will come into force in Spring 2022.
The Angling Trust will be responding in collaboration with Shark Hub UK to this consultation. All available evidence will be considered when compiling the response to ensure that the best possible outcome is reached to ensure that angling for this species can continue with the right measures to protect the welfare of the fish.
Learn more about the 7th Quinquennial Review (QQR 7) process here.