Virtually the next best thing to fishing

"Virtually the next best thing to fishing" that's just one view of the new fishing simulator game available now for computer game fans. So we're giving you the chance to win a copy.

Image of the Grand Union Canal on Fishing Simulator game Image of the Grand Union Canal on Fishing Simulator game

The Fishing Sim World game allows players to fish premier fisheries across the world. They approached the Trust last year to include one of our more challenging fisheries - the Grand Union Canal. Since then we've been working with them to capture as much accurate imagery and canal fishing detail as possible.

Win a copy of the new game

On 6 October we're launching a competition to win one of 15 copies of the new game. There'll be five free copies to give away each on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Steam (PC). 

To enter, like our Facebook Angling page and look out for the competition post on the 6 October. And remember to share with your friends and family.

(T&Cs apply as usual.)

Surely the Trust should be promoting real fishing?

We do. Our Let's Fish campaign has been extremely popular with families this summer with over 3,000 people trying fishing for the first time. And we know from talking to parents at those events how worried they are about the amount of time young people spend on their screens and devices.

Fishing has several well known health and wellbeing benefits. Not least that it reduces stress, improves concentration and boosts self-esteem.

By working with the game developers to make the simulator as accurate as possible, we're hoping it will inspire young people and their families to try fishing in real life and get hooked. Canal fishing is one of the easiest ways to learn how to fish.

Free fishing sessions with qualified coaches

With over 30 angling clubs and 50 experienced coaches taking part across the country, our Let's Fish events are free and widely available on local canals to encourage young people to come along and try the real thing. 

North west roadshow: Let's Fish North west roadshow: Let's Fish

If you're a fan of real life angling, does it stack up?

Take a look at the game's video trailer here. And if you're lucky to win one of our copies, why not tell us what you think on our Facebook angling page. 

Last date edited: 27 September 2018

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The fisheries & angling team

The team undertake a diverse range of work including looking after the Trust's £40 million worth of fish stocks, managing agreements with over 250 different angling clubs and helping more people, especially youngsters, take up angling on the canal. Follow this blog to keep updated with the thoughts and work of the team.

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