Six-event series returns for its third year in 2019
Aim is to get over 600 new anglers out fishing this Spring!
Run by Angling’s Representative Body and supported by the Environment Agency
March 2019, London: Forget the cold winter weather as the Angling Trust, the representative body for game, coarse and sea anglers across England and Wales, is hosting a series of free, fun outdoor angling activity events for families around the country this March – “Spring Into Fishing”.
Spring Into Fishing is a six-event series around England across the South East, South West, the Midlands, Yorkshire and the North West, which aims to make angling accessible and introduce fishing to a new audience, with everybody welcome whatever age, ability or experience level.
The series, now in its third year, kicks off in Bracknell on 2nd March before hosting events in Birmingham, Bristol, York, Northampton and finally coming to a close on 30th March in Manchester. Last year’s series saw over 600 people attend events around the country and this year the organisers are hoping to introduce more newcomers to angling.
“Now in its third year, Spring Into Fishing has proved a huge success within the angling community but this year we really want to reach out to an audience of new anglers, those who are interested but have yet to try their hand at fishing,” explained Clive Copeland, Head of Participation at the Angling Trust. “We’re aiming to let the whole country see first-hand how fun, inexpensive and accessible fishing is, and how it’s not only good for a healthy lifestyle, but also a healthy mind too!”
Spring Into Fishing is run by the Angling Trust and funded by the Environment Agency to give you the chance to get outside, try fishing and learn new skills. Bring your friends, family and children – everybody’s welcome!
Never been fishing before? No problem – tackle, bait, instruction and info on fishing clubs and places to go are all included free. Or if you’ve tried fishing already then come and learn beginner’s skills from qualified licensed angling coaches. It doesn’t matter what age or ability – everybody’s welcome.
Parents and grandparents – bring the kids, have a go yourself and discover how fishing is a fun, exciting, cheap and healthy outdoor activity. It’s also a great excuse to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature…
About “Get Fishing” the Angling Trust’s campaign to boost angling
Anyone interested in going fishing can find angling events at www.getfishing.org.uk. The ‘Get Fishing’ campaign is run by the Angling Trust to introduce more people to angling and get more people fishing, more often. Get Fishing events are for all people regardless of age, fitness or previous angling experience. The Angling Trust is the national representative and governing body for angling in England. More info: www.anglingtrust.net
About the Environment Agency
The Environment Agency funds the Angling Trust to provide more opportunities for people to go fishing and encourage sales of fishing licences. Money from fishing licence sales is spent on improving angling habitat and infrastructure. More info: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency
Find out more about the Spring Into Fishing campaign and how to sign up to one of the free events near you here.