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Take a Friend Fishing

Take a Friend Fishing will be back for winter 2021 – dates TBC

Registration for the summer 2021 Take a Friend Fishing which ran between Fri 23rd July to Sun 5th September has now closed.
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Here's how Take a Friend Fishing works

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Before you start...

Make sure you've got your fishing licence number handy!

 

About your Take a Friend Fishing one day fishing rod licence
– You must check the rod licence rules and local byelaws at www.gov.uk/freshwater-rod-fishing-rules before you go fishing.
– If an Environment Agency Officer asks to see your licence you’ll be required to show them:
1] Your own rod fishing licence
2] An electronic or printed copy of the email confirming your friend’s Take a Friend Fishing fishing licence
3] Proof of identity if asked

Terms and Conditions of the Take a Friend Fishing licence:
1] Your friend’s fishing licence will be valid on the single date that you’ve applied for
2] Your friend must be accompanied by you, the fishing rod licence holder
3] You must also have your fishing rod licence available for inspection
4] “Friend” refers to any person you’re applying for
5] The Environment Agency will use your data to register you for a 1 day rod fishing licence
6] The Environment Agency will use your friend’s data to associate them with your 1 day rod fishing licence
7] Your personal data will only be used for the registration of this process, for yourself and for your friend.
8] The Angling Trust will only use data submitted via this form for the sole purposes of this event and not for any other purpose or 3rd party marketing.

We at the Angling Trust respect your data and privacy.
There’s more information on how the Angling Trust use personal data at www.anglingtrust.net/privacy-statement.

 

About Take a Friend Fishing

FAQs - find out how to introduce a friend or get someone back into fishing

WHAT’S TAKE A FRIEND FISHING ALL ABOUT?

Take a Friend Fishing was relaunched in 2020 when over 4,000 people took part – this partnership initiative is designed to give more people the chance to get into fishing.

This summer’s campaign aims to get even more people back out by the waterside. The initiative will show people it’s still just as easy to get into angling, especially with a friend to show you how, and a free fishing licence from the Environment Agency usually worth £6 to £12.

WHY SHOULD I TAKE PART?

Here’s three great reasons…
1] The summer holidays are a fantastic opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy some time next to the water. Taking a friend or family member for a fishing trip is the ideal opportunity to spend time outdoors and escape your screens this summer.

2] 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 in the country this summer.

3] With physical activity playing a vital role in both 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 Angling Trust website.

WHERE CAN I TAKE A FRIEND FISHING?

There are fisheries, lakes, stretches of river and canal open all over the country 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.

WHEN CAN I TAKE A FRIEND FISHING?

Due to its massive success throughout 2020, Take a Friend Fishing is back for the summer holidays. Between Friday 23rd July to Sunday 5th September (inclusive), existing fishing licence holders can register for a FREE one-day fishing licence from the Environment Agency to take someone they know fishing.

DO ME AND MY FRIEND NEED AN EMAIL ADDRESS?

Yes. You both have to have a working email address. This offer is only available online via this web page. You cannot register anywhere else. The free one-day fishing licence can only be issued by email. Both you and your friend need a separate email address and it must be working. This is a condition of the offer and there is no other offer or alternative available. If you or your friend need to get an email it’s quick and easy to get one free by using a service such as Gmail from Google – using this example it takes less than 5 minutes to setup a free Gmail email address here at www.accounts.google.com/signup – of course, other free email services are available!

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I REGISTER?

You’ll receive an email with your free licence. You need to bring a copy with you on your phone or device so that you can show it to any Environment Agency Officer, Fishery Owner or Club/Syndicate Bailiff if requested.

GOT A PROBLEM USING THIS FORM?

Please DO not contact any of the Regional Contact people on this page – they are not technical support and will not be able to help – contact [email protected] by email instead. Remember to include your telephone number if you want a call. Your enquiry will be dealt with as soon as your email is read. You might not receive a reply immediately – it can take up to 24hours.

GOT A PROBLEM RECEIVING YOUR FREE ONE-DAY LICENCE?

If you did not receive your free one-day fishing licence email it is because of email or email/server settings. The most common issue is caused by not entering your own or your friend’s email correctly. Check that you have both the email addresses right. This is beyond our control and you might need to check your inbox or contact your internet service provider. We cannot help with your email settings, how your internet service provider manages emails or emails not arriving. Angling Trust is not responsible for problems caused by confirmation emails not arriving. This form has been thoroughly tested.

You can go back to the registration form HERE.

 

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Need help to find somewhere to Take a Friend Fishing?

Contact our Participation Team for info on places to go

How and Where to Fish
The whole of England and Wales is covered by your free one-day fishing licence. If you want a hand finding a place to fish or just need more info on Take a Friend Fishing or how to start fishing we are here to help – Use the contacts below.

Problem using this form?
Please DO not contact anybody below – they are not technical support and will not be able to help – read the FAQs.

Problem receiving your free one-day fishing licence email?
If you did not receive your free one-day fishing licence email please read the FAQs for possible reasons why.

UPDATE: Brand New Logo for 2021!

Please use the new logo in your promotion of Take a Friend Fishing

There’s a brand new Take a Friend Fishing logo for 2021 and it’s available here (5Mb) in various formats with some simple guidelines on how to use it in your promotions and social media. The Take a Friend Fishing campaign is a partnership between the Angling Trades Association, the Environment Agency and the Angling Trust – it’s designed to give more people the chance to get into fishing.

 

THANKS

Thanks for using this page to be part of Take a Friend Fishing 2021

What happens after registration?
You’ll receive an email with your free licence. You need to bring a copy with you on your phone or device so that you can show it to any Environment Agency Officer, Fishery Owner or Club/Syndicate Bailiff if requested.

You can go back to the registration form HERE.