Get Fishing Events – fishing events and places to fish – where to fish and learn to fish in the UK
Get Fishing is the Angling Trust’s campaign to get more people fishing more often. Each year we run hundreds of events for all ages and abilities. Get Fishing angling events are for anyone who wants to get into fishing, get back into angling or find out where to go fishing, who to go fishing with, what to use to start fishing and how to go fishing for the first time.
Find “Family Friendly Fun Safe Events” here…
Note: You can still go fishing with friends and families and at fisheries and club fishing venues all over England as long as you do it safely and within Government guidelines. However, it’s worth just double-checking events are running on the day – please call or contact the event organiser to confirm before you set off.
Looking for events to learn how to go fishing in England? We’ve got fishing events near to you. Find events across the North East, North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, London and the South East and South West Regions of England in the UK.
Want to run a beginner fishing event or help people to get back into angling? We want to hear from clubs, fisheries and other organisations across the region so that we can help you to deliver brilliant low-cost or free fishing events. We can also help get a representative from your organisation trained to become a qualified and licensed angling coach so that you can run your own events and bring the amazing benefits of angling to your communities. In some cases we can help you to access free or low-cost fishing tackle to help newcomers or returners start fishing. We can also help you access event funding for participation events, and get a free fishing licence for beginner events from the Environment Agency. Contact your nearest Participation Team member about opportunities like this.
Get Hooked on Fishing – Improving mental health, well-being and social inclusion sessions
Get Hooked on Fishing – Family Fishing Days
Get Hooked on Fishing – ‘Have a Go!’ Sessions
Get Fishing at Beaver Fishery, Newchapel, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6HL
Get Fishing at Saturday Fishing Club, Madisons Fisheries, Wigan WN5 7AT
Get Fishing at Aldercar Lane Fishery, Langley Mill, Nottingham NG16 4HJ
Get Fishing at Firswood Fisheries, Firswood Lane, Latham, Skelmersdale WN8 8UT
PAID EVENT: Get Fishing at ACI Coaching, Pebmarsh Lake, Pebmarsh CO9 2NH
PAID EVENT: Get Fishing at Anglian Water Learn to Fly Fish Course, Pitsford Water, Fishing Lodge, Brixworth Road, Brixworth, Northampton NN6 9TF
Let’s Fish with the Canal & River Trust at Stoke – SOTAS, Trent and Mersey, Middleport Park, Stoke on Trent ST6 3NQ
Let’s Fish with the Canal & River Trust at Trevor Basin, Pontcysyllte Aquaduct Wales, Llangollen LL20 7TY
Let’s Fish with the Canal & River Trust at Rochdale Canal, The Causeway, Chadderton, Rochdale OL9 0JA
Let’s Fish with the Canal & River Trust at Derby, Trent & Mersey Canal, Findern, Derby DE65 6AR
Let’s Fish with the Canal & River Trust at Market Harborough Grand Union Canal, Foxton Locks, Market Harborough LE16 7RA
PAID EVENT: Get Fishing at Individual Starter Coaching Sessions Part 1, Henfold Lakes, Newdigate, Dorking, Surrey RH5 4RW
Get Fishing at Fly Fishing Taster Sessions, Martins Lane Trout Fishery, Standlake OX29 7SY
Images used in these event listings were made before Covid-19.
The Get Fishing campaign to get more people fishing more often is funded by the Environment Agency from fishing licence income, 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 fishing licence from the Environment Agency – it only takes a couple of minutes to fish legally.