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
2021: a pretty good year for fishing despite pandemic
As we enter a new year, 2021 will be remembered more for the Covid pandemic than anything else but it was also a pretty good year for fishing. More people took up our sport and a good number of previously lapsed anglers rediscovered the joys of time spent by the water. This was replicated in rises in both rod licence sales and membership of angling clubs.
In his latest blog, Angling Trust’s Head of Policy Martin Salter reflects on another challenging, but highly successful year of fishing.