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Fishing

Angling Trust

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
admin@anglingtrust.net
Contact Telephone
0844 7700616

Get Involved

What is Fishing?

Fishing, also called angling, is the sport of catching fish, freshwater or saltwater, typically with rod, line, and hook.

Angling is a method of fishing by means of an "angle" (fish hook). The hook is usually attached to a fishing line and the line is often attached to a fishing rod.

Angling can be exciting and competition at the highest levels is fierce. It can also be very relaxing - often fishing sites are in tranquil settings, so its ideal if you're looking to unwind and lower your blood pressure. It's a perfect sport for people of all ages.

Angling is an excellent pastime for young people; it teaches them to concentrate, to interpret their surroundings, to visualise the invisible and to learn about triumph and disaster. It is something people can do throughout their lives in groups of any size, or enjoy by themselves.

The Angling Trust is the representative body for game, coarse and sea anglers in England. Their programmes aim to increase the number of anglers fishing for fun and in competitions.

Benefits

  • Improves muscle dexterity through reeling and casting
  • Increases absorbing fresh and a Vitamin D while your outside
  • Relaxes your mind

Costs

You need a fishing rod licence to fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt and eel with a rod and line in England (except the River Tweed), Wales and the Border Esk region of Scotland. a 1 day license starts at £3.75 and fishing rods start at £9.99

Involvement

Visit the Get Fishing website to find out where to get involved.

Equipment

Basic equipment includes: rod and reel, line, a bobber, hooks and bait.

Local Programmes

Local Contacts

James Roche

Regional Development Officer (East Midlands)

Telephone
0779 178 6251

Partners

  • County Sport Network
    NWL LSA
    Sport England
    H&B LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Harborough LSA
    Melton LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Safeguarding
    Blaby LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Equality Standard
    Active Leicester
    O&W LSA

Partners

  • Melton LSA
    Safeguarding
  • O&W LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Active Leicester
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Rutland
  • County Sport Network
    NWL LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Sport England
    H&B LSA