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Get Fishing at Sparkes Marina, Hayling Island PO11 9SR

2021-07-25
Sparkes Marina, Hayling Island PO11 9SR
Open to all

Get Fishing events are fun, friendly and safe fishing days for families and individuals of all abilities

Come and try fishing at our quality assured angling events and discover the wonders of angling! Whether you’re fishing for the first time, heading out for a day out with the family, or getting back into angling, fishing is a great way to get out there doing something different and will teach kids new outdoor skills.

Everything you need to catch your first fish or learn more about fishing is provided and our friendly volunteers will make you welcome. So, come on – Get Fishing!

IMPORTANT Booking Information: You MUST contact the Event Primary Contact before attending this event. Use their details on this page – see below. They will let you know about time-slots and booking-in procedures which follow Covid-19 guidelines. Walk-ons will not be accepted. If you can no longer attend, please get in touch with the Event Primary Contact (see below) to allow another budding angler a chance to take part. 

Cost: Free

Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Venue: Sparkes Marina, Hayling Island PO11 9SR

Type of Fishing: Sea

ADVANCE BOOKING ONLY using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/158905726305

NOTE – THIS PAGE IS FOR THE 2 HOUR MACKEREL FISHING BOAT TRIPS LEAVING FROM SPARKS MARINA – HAYLING ISLAND – There will be two boats which can take out a maximum of 6 people (each child must be accompanied by a parent – lifejackets will be provided)

Come and try fishing at our quality assured angling events and discover the wonders of angling! Whether you’re fishing for the first time, heading out for a day out with the family, or getting back into angling, fishing is a great way to get out there doing something different and will teach kids new outdoor skills.

About the Event:

FAMILY FISHING

The Angling Trust is teaming up with local anglers on the south coast to provide opportunities for kids and families to learn more about angling, how to get started and why it is such a great sport.

At these Fishing Activity Day kids and families can enjoy the seaside environment, learn the right tackle and techniques to catch fish with qualified and licenced angling coaches and have a go at mackerel fishing on board the well-equipped charter boats.

As well as some brilliant FREE sea fishing opportunities everyone will find out about how vital marine conservation is – the special activities to learn all about why our coast is so important include: beach safaris, crab fishing, line recycling and by becoming part of our ‘Just Take 5’ campaign to reduce coastal litter!

Learn about sea angling

•Explore the marine environment

•Angling Trust qualified and licenced coaches

•Mackerel fishing on a registered charter boat

•Tackle and bait provided

Perfect for: Families and kids of all ages and experience levels. People under the age of 18, or vulnerable people under 21 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

What happens on the day: The angling activities on offer are designed to encourage adults, children and young people to discover what angling is all about and take up angling. You’ll find out how to use fishing fishing rods, reels, line and tackle to catch fish and return them safely. Get Fishing Volunteers will be on hand to help, give fishing tips and provide you with more info about your local club or fishery so you know how to go fishing again next time.

Tackle: Tackle, and everything else to catch a fish will be provided on the day. No need to bring any equipment.

Do I need to bring anything with me…? Outdoor events are weather dependent so please bring something to keep you dry and/or sunblock and a drink. For events including “game angling” we recommend that you wear a hat and glasses/sunglasses to protect your head and eyes while casting.

Disability information: Volunteers and coaches at Get Fishing events are provided with essential best practice guidance on working with and planning events for disabled and mobility impaired people. Please check with the venue contact about the facilities available.

Covid-19 Guidelines: If you have Covid-19 symptoms, please do not attend. Only pre-booked attendees can attend this event.Social distancing measures will be in place and all equipment will be cleaned in between sessions. Please see latest Government guidelines here.

1] EVENT PRIMARY CONTACT:

Tim Macpherson
07721 361 367
[email protected] media.co.uk

2] VENUE CONTACT:

02392 466 321

3] ANGLING TRUST CONTACT

Dean Asplin
Angling Development Manager (South)
Angling Trust
07854 239 731
[email protected]

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. Fishing licences for juniors under the age of 17 are free, but you still need to register and receive a licence in order to go fishing.

Location

Sparkes Marina, Hayling Island PO11 9SR