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've never fished before or are getting back into it, visit one of our award-winning, free 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!
As a charity we do more than just care for 2,000 miles of waterways, we help local people and communities take advantage of the wellbeing benefits of being by water. We couldn't provide our fantastic Let's Fish! events without valuable funding from the Peoples' Postcode Lottery, Environment Agency, Angling Trust and other local groups such as Nenescape. But your donations make a big difference too.
It's your local angling club that hosts your local Let's Fish! free learn to fish events. Not only can your whole family try fishing for free, at some events, there'll be Explorers activities and canoe taster sessions too.
Everything you need to enjoy a fishing session is 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.
We've heard some incredible stories from the families that have already visited a Let's Fish! event on their local canal. From helping people connect with others in the community to individual children and parents discovering the personal wellbeing benefits of just sitting quietly outside by the rippling water.
But it's not just children and families that are benefiting from spending time by the water. An entire neighbourhood has seen a real transformation in crime levels thanks to the work our Fisheries and angling team are doing on the Shropshire Union Canal.
Last date edited: 6 July 2019