Want to try fishing? 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 want to get back into it, find out more about our award-winning, free Let's Fish! events.
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.
Suitable from a young age
Each year, typically between March and October, we host hundreds of learn-to-fish introductory taster events called Let's Fish! which are supported by local angling clubs, 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.
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.
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.
Making 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.
Last date edited: 29 June 2022