Get a Get Fishing Award at Walsall Arboretum, Walsall, WS4 2EG

10 July 2024 9:00 AM - 10 July 2024 6:00 PM
Walsall Arboretum, Buchanan Avenue, Walsall, WS4 2EG
Open to all

Get Fishing Award events take you on the first steps of your angling journey

From the unforgettable excitement of catching your first fish, through to setting up your own tackle, safely returning the fish you catch, and getting the correct Environment Agency fishing licence – all in a simple, three-step programme!

1 – Have a Go – Bronze Award

Have a go at fishing to find out what angling is all about.

2 – Beginner – Silver Award

Get a more in-depth guide to fishing.

3 – New Angler – Gold Award

Get ready to go fishing on your own, and have the correct fishing licence.

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFO: You MUST contact the Event Primary Contact before coming to this event. See contact details below. They will let you know about time-slots and booking-in procedures. Walk-ons cannot be accepted.

Cost: Free

Times: 09.00am – 6.00pm

Venue: Stroker AA, Walsall Arboretum, Buchanan Avenue, Walsall, WS4 2EG

Type of Fishing: Coarse

Perfect for: Everyone! Families, couples, friends and children of all ages and experience levels are all welcome. Under 18s, or vulnerable people under 21 must be booked on and accompanied by a responsible adult.

Fishing tackle: Tackle and everything else to catch a fish will be provided to use on the day – you do not need to bring any with you.

Fishing licence: You do not need to have a fishing licence to take part in the Get Fishing Awards, because the Gold Award will show you how to get a licence for when you go again in a river, lake or canal. More info below about fishing licences.

Do I need to bring anything with me…? This is an outdoor event so please bring something to keep you dry, sunblock and a drink. For events including “game angling” we recommend you bring a hat and glasses/sunglasses to protect your head and eyes while casting.

Health and disability information: Volunteers and coaches at Get Fishing events are provided with guidance on planning events for disabled and mobility impaired people. Please check with the Event Primary Contact about the facilities available.


Andy Stroker
[email protected]


Dave Evans
07854 239 721
[email protected]
Regional Angling Development Officer, Angling Trust

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: Although young children who are under 13 year old do not need a licence to fish, the person supervising them needs the proper fishing licence to take hold of the rod or to help the child fish with it.

Funded by fishing licence income by the Environment Agency


Walsall Arboretum, Buchanan Avenue, Walsall, WS4 2EG

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