Let's Fish!

Want to learn to fish? We'll get you up and netting in no time. It’s a great way to relax and spend time in the fresh air with your family. Whether you've never fished before or are getting back into it, find out more about our award-winning, free Let's Fish! events.

Families are welcome at Let's Fish! events and just as many adults as children participate Families are welcome at Let's Fish! events and just as many adults as children participate

There are currently some restrictions on angling in England and Wales, and some of our Let's Fish! events have been postponed. Please read our guidance on coronavirus and angling to find out more.

Fishing is fun, it's good for your mind and body, and it's something the whole family can enjoy. You'll always remember the first time you caught a fish.

Each year between March and the end of October, supported by local angling clubs, we host hundreds of learn-to-fish taster events called Let's Fish! They're suitable for anyone over the age of six, adults and children alike, whether you've never fished before or are getting back into it after a break.

As the charity that helps local people to take advantage of the wellbeing benefits of being by water, we particularly look to host events in places where everyone, regardless of background or ability, can get the opportunity to enjoy a happier, healthier life. 

Let's Fish! funding support

We couldn't provide our fantastic Let's Fish! events without funding. We're supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the Environment Agency, the Angling Trust and local groups such as Nenescape.

You can donate to us too. Your little bit of help can make a big difference to families and young people who would gain so much from the wellbeing benefits of spending time by the water. 

Funding supporters of Let's Fish! 2019

Support from local angling clubs and coaches

It's your local angling club that hosts free Let's Fish! learn to fish sessions. 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.

Our award-winning events are really busy, so sign up to the event nearest you now.

Let's Fish! makes life better by water

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 by the rippling water.

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Last date edited: 21 January 2021