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How to get into fishing during Women in Sport UK’s #TimeTogether campaign this October – Emma and daughter Florence go fishing

There is an inactivity crisis happening right now, with 1.3 million girls in the UK dropping out of sport during their teenage years, having previously enjoyed it. We urgently need this to change. Angling Trust is supporting Women in  Sport UK’s #TimeTogether campaign that helps break down barriers to participation by offering accessible ways to try out new activities in supportive environments.

The #TimeTogether campaign encourages mums/mother figures and daughters to discover where they belong in sport, whilst supporting them to develop their relationship with each other, and with exercise

Angling Trust staff member Emma Jenks, goes fishing as often as she can with her daughter Florence, as angling is an activity they share together. Emma says:

“I love the idea of the #timetogether campaign. I don’t get all that much time when working and trying to cram everything in on weekends doesn’t always go to plan!”

Here’s Emma and Florence making #TimeTogether for a catch-up and a catch of the day!


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48% of teenage girls say their mum, aunts and female role models encourage them to be active. Yet women in midlife are also time poor, often having to prioritise the demands of their careers and family life above their own health needs. Fishing is a “quick-hit” activity – you can go fishing for an hour or spend longer if you like. Beginner fishing events are designed to be short taster-sessions, and most are completely free, including a day’s fishing licence – donated by the Environment Agency – so come along and try fishing!

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Fishing is the ideal way to spend time with family and the Angling Trust’s Get Fishing campaign runs hundreds of events each year to introduce families to fishing – complete beginners are welcome and all the kit and bait is included. It’s easy to get into fishing!

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Get Fishing Campaign
Get Fishing is the Angling Trust’s campaign to get more people fishing more often. Each year we run hundreds of accessible, inclusive events for all ages and abilities. They are funded by the Environment Agency from fishing licence income.
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Get Fishing Events
Want to give fishing a go? Find out where to go fishing at beginner angling events. Get into fishing, with info on accessible venues, who to go fishing with, tackle to use to start fishing and how to go fishing for the first time.
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Get Fishing For Wellbeing
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 social isolation and many long-term conditions.
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#TimeTogether and Women in Sport
The #TimeTogether campaign will be running throughout October.
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Did you know…

  • 6 out of 10 teenage girls are not meeting the physical activity guidelines of 60 minutes activity per day.
  • 1.3 million teenage girls opt out of sport when transitioning from primary to secondary school.
  • 48% of girls tell us their mum encourages and supports them to be active

The Get Fishing campaign to get more people fishing more often is funded by the Environment Agency from fishing licence income as part of the National Angling Strategic Services contract with the Angling Trust, and Sport England. Children under 13 do not need a licence, and licences for children aged between 13 and 16 are free but you still need to register and receive a licence in order to go fishing. You can get a licence for the full year, for 8 days (ideal for holidays!) or just a day’s fishing.

NOTE: Although young children who are under 13 year old do not need a licence to fish, the person supervising them needs the proper fishing licence to take hold of the rod or to help the child fish with it.



The Angling Trust’s ‘Get Fishing’ campaign is proudly supported by
Shakespeare, Exclusive Tackle Partner and Angling Direct, Exclusive Retail Partner
as we all work towards getting more people fishing, more often.



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