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Let’s Fish with the Canal & River Trust at Castleford, WF10 2LN during Spring into Fishing

22 April 2023 9:30 AM - 22 April 2023 4:00 PM
Aire & Calder Canal, Barndale Road, Castleford Lock, Castleford WF10 2LN
Open to all

Ever wanted to learn to fish but didn’t know where to start? Join the Canal & River Trust at one of its free, award-winning Let’s Fish! events.

Each year between March and the end of October, supported by local angling clubs, the Canal & River Trust host hundreds of learn-to-fish taster events called Let’s Fish! They’re suitable for anyone over the age of six, adults and children alike, whether you’ve never fished before or are getting back into it after a break.

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: Free

Times: 09.30am – 4.00pm

Venue: Aire & Calder Canal, Castleford Lock, Barndale Road  Castleford  WF10 2LN

Type of Fishing: Coarse

Covid-19 Guidelines: If you have Covid-19 symptoms, please do not attend. Walk-ons will not be accepted. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket via Eventbrite or please get in touch with the Canal & River Trust to allow another budding angler a chance to take part. Appropriate distancing measures will be in place and any equipment requiring cleaning will be cleaned in between sessions. Please see latest Government guidelines here.


Andy Wood
07758 682 821
[email protected]


Mark Gambles
Regional Angling Development Officer (Yorkshire)
Angling Trust
07494 784 492
[email protected]

About these events:


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.



Aire & Calder Canal, Barndale Road, Castleford Lock, Castleford WF10 2LN

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