Introduction to fishing with Shimano UK Day 2 – Get Fishing at Packington Somers Fisheries, Warwickshire CV7 7PL

26 August 2021 10:00 AM - 26 August 2021 7:30 PM
Packington Somers Fisheries, Warwickshire CV7 7PL
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-11:30am, 12:00pm-1:30pm, 2:00pm-3:30pm, 4:00pm-5:30pm, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Venue: Packington Somers Fisheries, Warwickshire CV7 7PL

Type of Fishing: Carp, Coarse and Predator

Info: This year sees Shimano UK supporting National fishing Month with a three day event at the fantastic Packington Somers fisheries in Warwickshire. Shimano UK are offering the chance to try the wonderful sport of fishing completely free of charge on Wednesday August 25th, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th. Across the three days Shimano UK will be offering 90 minute taster sessions so you can try your hand at one of the most popular fishing disciplines of carp, coarse and predator.

All fishing tackle and bait will be provided so all you need to do is to book your preferred fishing slot and arrive on the day.The events main aim is to encourage anyone who is interested in angling the opportunity to try out one of three disciplines completely free of charge with Shimano UK providing all of the relevant tackle and bait.

Sessions: 90 minutes in length, with 5 sessions throughout each day covering either of the Carp, Coarse and Predator fishing disciplines.

Booking: YOU MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE – see details below for where to book online.

Location information: Access is off Hampton Lane (B4102), Located on the same site as Stonebridge Golf Club and Somers Wood Caravan Park

Refreshments: Onsite cafe serving food and hot and cold drinks.

Notes: Shimano will provide tuition from a number of sponsored anglers, team members and local anglers.

Parking information: Adequate onsite parking for all

Pricing: FREE for everyone!

Perfect for: Aimed at: Everyone but young people, women and those with a disability are really welcome. This event is for anybody who is interested in an angling taster session. 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.

How and Where to Book: Booking a 90 minute Time-Slots is essential on the National Fishing Month website:

SHIMANO UK CONTACT: [email protected]


Dave Evans
Regional Angling Development Officer (West Midlands)
Angling Trust
07854 239 721
[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.


Packington Somers Fisheries, Warwickshire CV7 7PL

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