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Angling Clubs can help Visually Impaired people to get into fishing

The British Blind Sport Activity Finder is a great way to promote angling as being a VI friendly activity or sport

Fishing is for everyone. Please help Visually Impaired people who want to get into fishing for fun, health, wellbeing or competitions find out how to get into fishing, get back into angling or take part in fishing competitions.

Angling clubs can register FREE on the British Blind Sport Activity Finder with VI friendly (Visually Impaired) fishing activities and competitions – it’s easy to add them to search results for VI friendly activities in your area, and only takes a few minutes.

The Get Fishing Team of Regional Angling Development Officers are supporting the new British Blind Sport Activity Finder which is useful resource for anybody regardless of whether they are fit or sporty and looking for new challenges, or who simply want to do more exercise, improve their health or meet people. Please help get angling on the map!


Related Links :

We Fish as One – promoting angling as an all-inclusive sporting activity for diverse communities

Get Fishing for Wellbeing – raising the profile of angling’s potential for health and wellbeing, so that people experiencing social isolation, loneliness, mental health and long-term physical illnesses can access fishing through social prrescribing and the NHS.

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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