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

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An Overview of Fishing

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.

Find Fishing Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

National Governing Bodies

Angling Trust

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

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Asfordby & Melton Society Of Anglers

Come & try fishing this summer

James Roche

Regional Development Officer (East Midlands)

0779 178 6251

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Sport England
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Leicestershire County Council
    Melton LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Active Rutland
  • NWL LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Active Leicester

Partners

  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Safeguarding
    Active Rutland
  • Active Leicester
    Harborough LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Melton LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Oadby and Wigston
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Sport England