Get Sea Fishing on the African Queen, TQ6 0AL
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.
PLEASE NOTE: In the event of bad weather forecast please call Martyn Green on 07704 602 180 prior to the event to confirm if the event is still going ahead.
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 distancing guidelines. Walk-ons will not be accepted.
Cost: £50.00 per person. Bring your own bait – see ‘Tackle’ below.
Times: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: African Queen, Kingswear TQ6 0AL
Type of Fishing: Sea. (Mixed Boat Fishing for Spurdogs etc.)
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: A light to medium rod will do for species up to and including spurdogs and smoothounds, while a heavier rod will be necessary for the bigger weights necessary for ray, etc. (Given the strength of the tide, we will need to have a range of lead weights with us ranging from 8ozs to 1lb. Alan, the skipper, always has some, which he has been kind enough to lend us in the past, but it is always a good idea to have a few of your own.) For bait, you will want the freshest mackerel that you can get hold of – caught and frozen immediately may do – but it might be a good idea to have peeler crabs or squid for other species.
There is loan tackle available if you haven’t got a suitable outfit.
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. Walk-ons will not be accepted. Appropriate distancing measures will be in place and any equipment requiring cleaning will be cleaned in between sessions. Please see latest Government guidelines here.
1] EVENT PRIMARY CONTACT:
07704 602 180
2] ANGLING TRUST CONTACT
Angling Development Manager (South)
07854 239 731
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.