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Take a Friend Fishing in National Fishing Month 2022

1 August 2022 12:00 AM - 31 August 2022 11:59 PM
England and Wales
Open to all

To take advantage of the summer holidays and National Fishing month, between Monday 1st August to Tuesday 30th August (inclusive), existing fishing licence holders can register for a FREE one-day fishing licence from the Environment Agency at to take someone they know fishing.

Holidays provide a fantastic opportunity to get outdoors, unwind and connect with the environment. Taking a friend or family member for a fishing trip is an ideal way to spend time outdoors, escape your screens and enjoy some time next to the water.

Getting outside in the countryside is a great way to be with family and friends and angling is the perfect fit for staying active outdoors, especially if you are staying England or Wales this summer.

Being physically and mentally active helps to maintain our health and mental wellbeing, a fishing trip with a mate or family member means you can stay active, and fish safely following guidelines on the TAFF site at  .

There are many fisheries near to where you live that are perfect to visit for a catch-up with a friend during a quick Take a Friend Fishing trip together. Find out about where you can fish at

Registering for a free one-day fishing licence couldn’t be easier. Simply visit select the date of your fishing trip, enter some basic info about you and your friend, and away you go!

IMPORTANT: The free fishing licence will be sent with a confirmation email, so please remember to have the angler’s fishing licence and both people’s email addresses plus a few other details handy when you pre-register to Take a Friend Fishing.

Take a Friend Fishing (TAFF) is an Angling Trades Association initiative run in partnership with the Angling Trust, and Environment Agency. Take a Friend Fishing focuses on making it as easy as possible for an existing angler to take someone they know fishing. This work is supported by the Angling Trades Association and Environment Agency rod fishing licence income and helps to introduce thousands of people to fishing each year. Find out more at


About Fishing Licences: You normally need a valid Environment Agency rod fishing licence if you are aged 13 or over and fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel in England (except the River Tweed), Wales, and the Border Esk and its tributaries in Scotland.  An annual fishing licence only costs £30 for up to 2 rods to fish for coarse fish & trout. For a salmon and sea trout licence it’s £82. Concessionary, short term and three rod coarse fishing licences are also available. Visit to buy one online.

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