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📷 NEW PHOTOS: Uxbridge Rovers Grand Opening event gets loads of newcomers fishing!

Uxbridge Rovers Angling and Conservation Society held a grand opening of their recently renovated Knightscote Pond in Harefield Middlesex.

Held in conjunction with the Angling Trust’s Get Fishing program that helps clubs, fisheries, coaches and other organisations run hundreds of newcomer angling have-a-go sessions each year, the event was well attended, with the club welcoming over 70 people on the day!

Free angling tuition was provided by Uxbridge Rovers Angling and Conservation Society club members and each junior attendee was presented with a voucher to exchange for a whip and rigs at Harefield Tackle who co-sponsored the event.

Paul Ward, Secretary and Membership Secretary at Uxbridge Rovers Angling and Conservation Society, told us:

“Despite the fish not playing ball the event was a great success – we saw so many happy faces, and a few of the younger participants did not even want to leave at the end of the session!”

Uxbridge Rovers Angling and Conservation Society expects the club to sign up over 20 new members following the event, which will give these newcomers a fantastic next-step on a their journey so they experience all the wonders of angling as well as the proven health and wellbeing benefits afforded by simply going fishing. Amazingly, a full year’s annual membership of the club for Juniors aged 12 to 15 years is just £3.50! Membership provides access to enjoy a fantastic array of still and running waters including ponds, rivers and canals with fish present to match any ambition, as well as a private Facebook group for members only where you can get information about recent catches, venue news and updates.

Thanks to Uxbridge Rovers Angling and Conservation Society, Harefield Tackle and all the URACS club members who volunteered to run the event and made such a great success of the day – we appreciate all your support!




About the Angling Trust and Get Fishing
The Angling Trust is the national representative and governing body for angling in England. Get Fishing is the Angling Trust’s campaign to get more people fishing more often. It’s funded by the Environment Agency from fishing licence income and Sport England to encourage regular participation and diversity in sport.

About the Environment Agency
The Environment Agency funds the Angling Trust to provide more opportunities for people to go fishing and encourage sales of fishing rod licences. Money from fishing licence sales is spent on improving fisheries habitat and angling infrastructure projects.

About Sport England
Sport England recognise the Angling Trust as the national governing body in England. It funds the work we do to promote active lifestyles and to maintain a regular participation habit through the sport of angling and in partnership with other organisations to deliver the National Angling Strategy.

Angling Direct is the Exclusive Retail Partner of the Angling Trust’s ‘Get Fishing’ campaign to get more people fishing, more often. This partnership encourages more people to take up angling for the first time, to get back into the sport and brings the health and wellbeing benefits of fishing to a wider audience, across all age groups. Find a friendly fishing shop near to you at

Shakespeare is the Exclusive Fishing Tackle Partner of the Angling Trust’s ‘Get Fishing’ campaign to get more people fishing, more often. There’s no fish like your first fish. And nobody knows that better than Shakespeare. For over 100 years, Shakespeare has been one of the most recognizable brands in fishing. As more and more newcomers discover the joy of fishing, Shakespeare will be there, providing the gear and inspiration to make sure that the next bite will never be the last. Find out about fishing tackle at


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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