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Get Fishing Fund – Funded Project: Middlesbrough Angling Club 1

Middlesbrough Angling Club have been running Get Fishing events with the help of funding from the Get Fishing Fund, provided by the Environment Agency and administered by the Angling Trust. This is part of a whopping £200,000+ investment of fishing licence money allocated this year alone, specifically ring-fenced to help get more people into fishing.

The Club and it’s volunteers has been busy putting their Get Fishing Fund grant to good use. Stephen Watkins from Middlesbrough AC reported:

“As you can see lots of different faces with plenty of smiles. The fish turned up again as did the sunshine we ordered! We are already being asked when we are holding our next events so I think we can say they have been a huge success and will lead to more newcomers trying out fishing, then coming back for more!”

This project is one of over 200 projects nationally that have benefitted from an investment from the Get Fishing Fund.

You can find information on the latest round of the Get Fishing Fund here, or please contact Chris Holden, Get Fishing Fund Administrator, Angling Trust on 07852 406912 or [email protected]

What is the Get Fishing Fund?

The Get Fishing Fund has invested nearly £200,000 of fishing licence money to help get more people into fishing over the past year. The fund is provided by the Environment Agency and administered by the Angling Trust. The Environment Agency supports angling-based projects with grants of up to £2,500 to help purchase equipment, fishing tackle, resources and run fishing activities that give people the opportunity to get into fishing for the first time.

About Get Fishing

Get Fishing is the Angling Trust‘s campaign to grow participation in angling and get more people fishing more often. Annually, the Get Fishing campaign introduces over 30,000 people to angling at hundreds of fun, safe and friendly events 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 fishing licence, and fishing 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 fishing licence for the full year, for 8 days (ideal for holidays!) or just a day’s fishing.

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.

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