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 this spring at events near you
Reel Education – fishing in primary schools goes from strength to strength
Shakespeare Fishing Tackle and Angling Trust joined forces this year with a new school engagement programme called Reel Education
In April 2022, we launched our new and incredibly exciting school’s engagement programme ‘Reel Education’ which is jointly funded by our Exclusive Fishing Tackle Partner Shakespeare Fishing Tackle and uses teacher designed resources for delivery by primary school teachers to Key Stage 1, Lower and Upper Key Stage 2 in Art Science and Maths. Children also get to take part in angling related games delivered by angling coaches.
Coaches will link the school in with the local coarse, sea and game angling community, to provide sustainable, quality-assured exit routes for children who want to go fishing afterwards – taking them from the classroom to the water’s edge!
Your School could be a Reel Education Delivery Leader
After its amazing popularity, we are looking to scale-up delivery to around 56,000 children and have employed two Reel Education Initiators to manage, recruit and train paid Reel Education Delivery Leaders.
If you are interested in using Reel Education resources in a primary school or becoming a Reel Education Delivery Leader, please contact Chris Holden if you live in the north of England on [email protected] or in the south it’s Neil Whylie on [email protected].
Angling Trust Coaching Centre Manager and Lead Safeguarding Officer
07720 974811 | [email protected]
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.