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Let's Fish!

Want to try fishing? We'll get you catching in no time. It's a great way to relax outdoors with your family. Whether you've fished before or not, find out more about our award-winning, Let's Fish events!

Let's Fish! End of Year Team Event

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 coach's discretion, slightly younger children may be able to share a slot with an older person.

  • Read the video transcript

    My son’s been wanting to fish for ages. We’re having fishing lessons. I’m excited. Catching a bunch of fish, I think I’m almost at 20 fish.

    My children are enjoying it, and I’ve enjoyed having a go as well.

    Oh, it’s really good one-to-one. You learn so much, especially, and it’s teaching me as well, so I get a lot out of it, too.

    So, how many is that now? Five. Five? And how many minutes have we been fishing? Five? Five minutes. I think five and a half, maybe, we’ve slowed down.

    And it calmed him down tremendously because he’s a very wild child.

    I’d really like to have a fishing rod for Christmas.

    Everybody’s really friendly and helpful, and it makes it an enjoyable experience.

Let's Fish! funding support

We couldn't provide our fantastic Let's Fish! events without funding. We're supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery, the Environment Agency, the Angling Trust and local groups, the 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.

Supporters of Let's Fish!

Support from local angling clubs and coaches

Often it's your local angling club that hosts and delivers Let's Fish! learn to fish sessions. Not only can your whole family try fishing for free, but 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 expert coaching from one of our licensed coaches.

Our award-winning events are really busy, so sign up for 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 Edited: 23 April 2024

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