Let's Fish!

Want to try out fishing for the first time to see if it’s a hobby you would enjoy? Or maybe you just need a bit more knowledge to give you confidence to be able to fish on your own. Whatever your reasons, we'll get you catching in no time. Fishing is a great way to relax and spend time outdoors with your family. Whether you've never fished before or you fished as a youngster and now want to get back into it, find out more about our award-winning, free Let's Fish! events.

Families are welcome at Let's Fish! events and thousands of adults as well as children participate each year.

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. We will even present you with your Let’s Fish! certificate as a memento of the occasion.

Each year typically between March and the end of October, supported by local angling clubs, we host hundreds of learn-to-fish introductory taster events called Let's Fish! They're suitable for adults and children aged six or over, although at the discretion of the coach slightly younger children may be able to share a slot with an older person

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. Staffordshire Crime Commissioner and a number of smaller funders. Some of our celebration events are supported by companies in the tackle trade. 

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

Often it's your local angling club that hosts and delivers 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 Let's Fish! session is free on the day, such as tackle, bait, a rod licence and your fishing permit, as well as the expert coaching from one of our licensed 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.

Gone fishing

Last date edited: 19 April 2022