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Get Fishing Fund – Funded Project: Middlesbrough Angling Club enabled to run beginner sessions

Middleborough Angling Club received funds from the Environment Agency via the Get Fishing Fund which allowed them to run beginner angling events and train new Level 1 & 2 licensed angling coaches to helpb teach youngsters how to fish!

The club sent us these fab pics to show the kind of sessions they’ve they’ve been running to get kids get into fishing- be sure to check out Middlesbrough Angling Club on Facebook to see lots more.

This project is one of over 200 nationwide that have benefitted from investment in the future of angling through equipment, resources and facilities by the Get Fishing Fund. Not only that, the Get Fishing Fund has invested nearly £200,000 of Environment Agency fishing licence money that’s helped hundreds of people to get into fishing just this past year alone!

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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