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9 reasons why you should get into fishing this summer 2023

  1. mega popular – over 1million people fish regularly.

  2. mental health – combines nature, healthy activity and de-stresses.OK

  3. forget worries – shifts focus off screens and rising costs.

  4. low-cost – fishing tackle and bait is inexpensive.

  5. simple/easy – a few bits of tackle and a fishing-licence

  6. low impact – 8 million people live 5 min walk from local fishing.

  7. freedom – spend more time outdoors.

  8. friendship – time with family and friends.

  9. environment – Environment Agency fishing licence money protected 600+km of waterways in 2021-22.


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.

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: Young children under 13 do not need a licence to fish but an adult person supervising them needs the correct fishing licence to take hold of the rod or to help the child fish with it.

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