Let's Fish!

Want to learn to fish? We'll get you up and netting in no time! It’s a great way to unwind and spend time outside in the fresh air with your family. So whether you have never fished before or fancy getting back into it, book your place at one of our free family Let's Fish events this year.

Fishing is fun! It’s good for your mind and body, and something the whole family can get involved with. You'll always remember the first time you caught a fish!

Take Kieran here...

Kieran really enjoyed Let's Fish 2018

His mum wrote to us saying: "Our eight year old son, Kieran, thoroughly enjoyed his afternoon fishing with Simon Mottram at the Three Locks in Stoke Hammond last Sunday [3 June 2018], and he wrote a short review for you:

"Before I went to the fishing trip I had never gone fishing so I was nervous about what it would be like to go fishing and to hold a fish. At first I didn’t want to hold it but when I did touch it I found out that it isn't that bad. I really enjoyed my day of fishing and I would encourage others to do the same as me and you might enjoy fishing too. I was very lucky because I got to fish with Simon Mottram, a fishing champion. He taught me lots about fishing and as a result I caught 24 fish."

Kieran is a very reluctant writer, so getting even this out of him is a reflection of how much he valued the day. He has also been busily watching the videos hosted on your fishing skills page and is really keen to have another go (I've been in contact with Nuala Gray to see what we can do about that)!

Many thanks once again for having offered us such a wonderful opportunity to try fishing last weekend, and for having made it such a memorable and enjoyable experience for our boys Kieran (8) and Ethan (5).

With best regards, Miranda

Free fishing events near you

This year, we're working with our partner angling clubs to host loads of 'Let's Fish!' free learn to fish events up and down the country. Not only can your whole family try fishing for free, at some events, there'll be Explorers activities and canoe taster sessions too.

The good news is we'll provide everything you need for free on the day, such as tackle, bait, a rod licence and your fishing permit as well as expert coaching from one of our licensed Level Two coaches.

Last year's events were really busy as you can see in our video, so you'll need to sign up to the event nearest you as soon as possible.

Gone fishing Gone fishing

Last date edited: 16 August 2018