Get Fishing at Waterside Stortford Festival, Bishop Stortford CM22 7PA
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.
Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Waterside Stortford Festival, Malcolm Barker Lake, off Pig Lane, Bishop Stortford CM22 7PA
Type of Fishing: Coarse
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:
2] ANGLING TRUST CONTACT
Angling Development Manager (North & East)
07791 786 251
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.