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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.

Our Get Fishing events are perfect for families looking for beginner sessions where you can learn to fish or get back into angling after a break –  some of these events were added before the current crisis so please call or contact the organisers to check they are running before you set of. 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 within Government guidance.

We’ve put together some videos explaining everything you need to know to get into fishing, beginner fishing tackle and fishing licence you need from www.gov.uk/fishing-licences so remember to subscribe to our YouTube.

Find out how to start fishing, places, videos and news to Get Fishing!

We can also help you to find info on angling venues which have easy access for disabled people of all ages and abilities.

For further information contact your local Participation Team member here.

The Get Fishing campaign to get more people fishing more often is funded by the Environment Agency from fishing licence income, 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.

How to start fishing

Don't know what equipment to use, what to buy, where to go or how to catch a fish? We've got all the answers you need...

 
Get Fishing - Fly Fishing Landing a Fish
Get Fishing Resources
01 January 2016

How to start game fishing

About Game Fishing: Game fishing is the second most widespread type of freshwater angling in England…
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01 January 2016

How to start sea fishing

About sea fishing: The UK’s coastline offers up one of the richest opportunities for sea angling to…
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Girl fishing with a skimmer bream
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01 January 2016

How to start coarse fishing

About coarse fishing: Coarse fishing is the most widespread type of angling in England. In this kind…
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Get Fishing Events

Find beginner and returner friendly angling events for all abilities with fisheries, clubs and coaches all over the country...

Our Get Fishing events are perfect for families looking for beginner sessions where you can learn to fish or get back into angling after a break –  some of these events were added before the current crisis so please call or contact the organisers to check they are running before you set of. 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 within Government guidance.

 
 
2020-09-05
Midlands
Open to all

GET FISHING AT NEWLANDS PONDS, NOTTINGHAM

Perfect for families and kids of all ages and experience levels
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2020-09-11
Yorkshire
Open to all

GET FISHING AT KILNSEY FLY FISHERY, YORKSHIRE

Perfect for families and kids of all ages and experience levels
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2020-09-12
Midlands
Open to all

GET FISHING AT ALDERCAR LANE FISHERY, NOTTINGHAM

Perfect for families and kids of all ages and experience levels
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2020-09-12
East Anglia
Open to all

GET FISHING AT THE SANDRINGHAM LIVING HERITAGE GAME & COUNTRY FAIR

Perfect for families of all ages and experience levels - complete newcomers are welcome.
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2020-09-13
North West
Open to all

GET FISHING AT TOWN HOUSE LODGE, LITTLEBOROUGH

Perfect for families and kids of all ages and experience levels
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2020-09-25
Yorkshire
Open to all

GET FISHING AT KILNSEY FLY FISHERY, YORKSHIRE

Perfect for families and kids of all ages and experience levels
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2020-09-26 - 2020-09-27
Southern
Open to all

GET FISHING AT THE WILTSHIRE LIVING HERITAGE GAME & COUNTRY FAIR

Perfect for families of all ages and experience - complete newcomers very welcome
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2020-10-03
Midlands
Open to all

GET FISHING AT ALDERCAR LANE FISHERY, NOTTINGHAM

Perfect for families and kids of all ages and experience levels
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2020-10-09
Yorkshire
Open to all

GET FISHING AT KILNSEY FLY FISHERY, YORKSHIRE

Perfect for families and kids of all ages and experience levels
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Where can I go fishing?

Use our interactive map to find essential information to help you get the most out of your fishing.

 

Search for fishing venues, river levels, tackle shops, clubs and coaches – near to your home or further afield. Remember, you must have a rod licence for freshwater fishing in England and Wales. You can buy a fishing licence online or get one in a post office or over the phone.

 

Get Fishing news

Read what's happening with our events as well as tips and info to help get you started or back into angling

 

Videos

We've got a selection of How To Fish videos to help you start to fish, get back into angling or find the right rod fishing licence

 

Freshwater Fishing – What You Need To Know To Start Coarse Fishing

Game Fishing – What You Need To Know To Start Fishing

Sea Fishing – What You Need To Know To Start Fishing

 

Get a fishing licence

When you buy a fishing licence your money goes back into making angling better for all

You need a rod fishing licence to fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel with a rod and line in England (except the River Tweed), Wales and the Border Esk region of Scotland. You must always carry your rod fishing licence when you’re fishing or you could be prosecuted.

 

Accessible Angling

Angling is an inclusive, accessible activity that can be enjoyed by all ages, abilities and communities.

 

Fishing helps motivate you to get outdoors and active enjoying a great activity together. It spans generation gaps that other sports sometimes cannot overcome. To find places to fish with accessible facilities check out our venue listings or search the British Disabled Angling Association’s “Find a Fishery” section.

 

Get Fishing Approved Award

Get your club accredited - we'll help kickstart and support your beginner events

 

The Get Fishing Approved Award is the Angling Trust’s national accreditation scheme for angling clubs and fisheries which meet the national standard for all quality sports organisations, recognised across the country. To find out more please see below…