Get Fishing is the Angling Trust’s campaign to get more people fishing more often. Get into fishing at 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 summer at events near you
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.”
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.