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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.

Facts

When fishing was first discovered, it was used as a way to find food for themselves and the person's family. The rods that were used were basically sticks, while others may have used spears in order to catch the fish.

Campaigns

National Fishing Month

The idea behind National Fishing Month is to encourage every family member to have a go at fishing. It does not matter what age you are, or what previous experience you have.

Parents in Sport Week

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

Club Fish

A club and commercial fishery development programme incorporating opportunities to support and increase regular participation from core adult members/customers

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.

Local Contacts

James Roche

Regional Development Officer (East Midlands)

Telephone
0779 178 6251

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Rutland County Council
    Equality Standard
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Leicestershire County Council
    County Sport Network
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Blaby District Council
  • QUEST
    Sport England
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Melton Borough Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
    Loughborough University
    Harborough District Council

Partners

  • Melton Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    County Sport Network
  • Sport England
    Equality Standard
  • QUEST
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Blaby District Council
  • Leicester City Council
    Safeguarding
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Loughborough University
    British Heart Foundation
  • Charnwood Borough Council