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Join us at a 2024 Regional Celebration Event

We are excited to offer keen young anglers the opportunity to take part in 25 enjoyable fishing events celebrating the summer of 2024.

This is your chance to put your fishing skills from Let's Fish to the test in a relaxed setting with fellow beginners from your local community. Let’s Fish coaches will be on hand to support you on the day. You will need your own fishing equipment for these events.

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 25 Regional Community Celebration events, being held as an introduction to fishing alongside others in a fun environment.

Regional celebrations

The 25 regional events are listed below. All cost £5 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 or reduced cost equipment as part of the Let's Fish accelerated development programme email [email protected] for more information.

Here is a useful instructional video on how to make the most of this occasion.

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:

See full list of Regional Celebration events here

Newton le Willows

Cheshire West and North Wales

  • Sunday 23 June 2024 - National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port, South Pier Road Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW





Stoke on Trent







Market Harborough








Newton le Willows


If you are aged between 13 and 16 inclusive, you also need to obtain your free rod licence before you go fishing. The full event rules can be found here.

National Celebration of Young People and Fishing

Following on from the Regional Celebrations, if you would like to take part in the largest fishing participation event for young people in the UK with around 400 other participants, then this event is just the thing you're looking for. It is ideal for anyone who has fished four or five times.

The format is very similar to our other celebration events, but with the opportunity for all to win fishing tackle prizes, vouchers, trophies, medals and, if you are really skilful, an iconic Guru gudgeon mug. The event will be held over two days on 14 and 15 September 2024 with the full details available here.

Stories of young people who took part in previous national celebrations

Daiwa Global Communities Celebration

Aimed primarily at those who have joined us at the National Celebration of Young People and Fishing, we will round off our year of Let's Fish! celebrations on Saturday 21 October with a gathering of around 200 participants on the Shropshire Union Canal.

We believe that teams are an important component in almost any sport). Consequently, we will be aiming to allocate each chosen participant a place in a team of three.

Those who are invited to be part of this event will receive a formal invitation via email in late September 2024. We are keen to hear from anyone who has a parent, grandparent or great-grandparent who was born overseas. Participants will need their own fishing equipment for this event.

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Last Edited: 10 June 2024

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