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Get into fishing and get a Blue Peter Sport badge this Summer of Fishing!

Want to get your hands on the brand new Blue Peter Sport badge, designed by football legend Leah Williamson? Of course, you do! Here’s How…

Angling Trust has joined in with the Blue Peter Sport badge so 5 to 15 year olds can get one when you get into fishing – it’s simple!

  1. The next three times you go fishing, practice what’s involved for at least ten minutes each time
  2. Go to the Blue Peter website and fill in the form on what you did – maybe you learned a new knot, how to cast further, or more accurately?
  3. Include a pic or vid or art of you going fishing (you can take a pic of your art)
  4. When you send in the form, say why sport is important to you and sporting heroes you want to see on Blue Peter

Hundreds of Summer of Fishing events this school holiday mean young people can come and get into fishing for the first time and count the sport activity towards your Blue Peter Sports badge designed by football legend Leah Williamson, Captain of the winning England National team at Euro 2022 and Women’s Super League and FA Cup Arsenal team.

Leah Williamson, Euro 2022 Winning England National Team Captain said:

“It’s such an honour to design the new Blue Peter Sport badge. I want the next generation to feel inspired and have the self-belief to try any sport they want to. I hope they feel the same joy I do when taking part in sport”.

Clive Copeland the Head of Participation at the Angling Trust added:

“We love the idea of anybody trying out fishing for the first time getting a Blue Peter Sports Badge too! Fishing is an amazing sport where practicing and taking part regularly mean you enjoy the challenge, skills, excitement and fun of going fishing, but also get to experience the peace, quiet and relaxation of simply spending time by the water’s edge more often, which is proven to be good for health and wellbeing.”

If you want to get into fishing and earn the Blue Peter Sport badge our short have-a-go fishing events are the perfect way to have-a-go and find out what you need to start fishing, where to go fishing and what to use to go fishing!

For families looking for low-cost, no-cost summer holiday activities to get children started on their angling journey come and get into fishing check out the T&Cs and apply for your Blue Peter Sport badge to show you’ve taken part this summer.

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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