Starting out on your fishing journey
If you have never been fishing before, we would recommend first booking on to one of our popular Let's Fish! introductory sessions. You will be taught the basics of fishing at you own pace and can work towards earning your Let's Fish! gudgeon award.
After perhaps three or four sessions, you will be ready to take the next step, which is joining us at one of our 16 Regional Community Celebration events, being held as an introduction to fishing alongside others in a fun environment.
The 16 regional events are listed below. All are free to attend, and you can take part in as many as you wish to.
It is important to note that you will need to have some of your own fishing equipment to be able to participate. Guidance around acquiring basic starter equipment is here. Some Let's Fish! clubs do have equipment that you can borrow. You can also apply for some free equipment as part of the Lets Fish accelerated development programme email [email protected] for more information.
There are three age categories:
- Cadet (7 to 10 years on the day) although 6-year-olds whose siblings are attending or who will be 7 by the 16 September 2022 may also attend.
- Junior (11 to 15 years on the day)
- Youth (16 to 20 years on the day)
Reserve your place now
You can reserve your place by visiting our Let's Fish! events page or by clicking the links below:
- Saturday 24 June 2023 - Bridgewater & Taunton Bull Street Creech St Michael TA3 5PW
- Saturday 15 July 2023 - Grand Union Canal - Three Locks Stoke Hammond LU7 9DD
- Saturday 15 July 2023 - Notts & Beeston Canal - Canalside Beeston Nottingham NG9 1NG
Cheshire West & North Wales
- Saturday 22 July 2023 - Shropshire Union - Wervin Road Croughton Chester CH2 4DA
- Saturday 22 July 2023 - Kennet & Avon Canal - Berkshire Theale section Hanger Road Shinfield Bottom Reading RG7 4BD
- Sunday 30 July 2023 - Lancashire Sankey Canal Vera Page Park Linkway West & East WA10 1FY
West Midlands, Walsall
- Saturday 5 August 2023 - Walsall Canal - Navigation Street Walsall WS2 9LT
- Saturday 5 August 2023 - Leicestershire & Northants Grand Union Canal Gumley Road
West Midlands, Dudley
- Saturday 12 August 2023 - Dudley Canal Bumble Hole Windmill End Dudley DY2 9HT
West Midlands, Wolverhampton
- Saturday 19 August 2023 - Staffs & Worcester Canal Wombourne Wolverhampton WV5 0AQ
- Monday 21 August 2023 - Staffordshire Caldon Canal The Hollybush Denford Rd, Leek ST13 7TY
- Saturday 26 August 2023 - Derbyshire Wilne Lane Shardlow DE72 2HA
West Midlands, Coventry
- Saturday 26 August 2022 - Coventry City Coventry Canal The Moorings Foleshill Road Coventry CV1 4N
- Saturday 2 September 2023 - West Yorkshire Aire & Calder Canal Foxhole Lane Altofts Wakefield WF 2PD
Shropshire & Cheshire East
- Sunday 3 September 2023 - Shropshire Union Canal Coole Lane Nantwich Cheshire CW5 8AU
- Sunday 3 September 2023 - Grand Union Canal Furness Lane Nether Heyford NN7 3JY