Do I need fishing licence

How do I go fishing legally?

Going fishing for the first time can be a confusing business, it’s important to realise that no one in England & Wales has a right to fish wherever they like.  So where should new and returning anglers begin ? What do you need to think about before you start and what is actually allowed? Here…

When We Fish Again – Update with Jamie Cook

Newly appointed Angling Trust CEO has certainly had a ‘baptism of fire’ with some of the worst flooding in recent history greeting his arrival, followed by the Coronavirus pandemic closing tackle shops and driving us from the banks. Earlier this week, Jamie and his team published When We Fish Again – aimed at getting us…

Environment Agency Fish Rescue

After the Floods: A Fish Rescue in Action!

Ever wondered what happens when fish get stranded by floods and have to be rescued? John Cheyne found out for himself recently, as he joined Environment Agency staff on the River Severn to witness the important work they do, along with some surprising catches.  It feels like we are lurching from one national emergency to…

Girls fishing Angling Trust

Top tips for taking kids fishing!

Getting youngsters out on the bank is the single most important task we face as anglers. But what’s the secret to getting them to love it? We asked a panel of star angling parents and fishing coaches for their top tips and words of wisdom. It’s always worth checking the Get Fishing website too, for…

Tench fishing tips

Top Ten Tench Fishing Tips

June is the perfect time to get out and catch some beautiful tench, so here are our Top Ten Tips for tench fishing from our National Regions Manager, John Cheyne. Find the right venue. It might seem like an obvious one, but you can’t catch tench if they aren’t there! If you are relatively new…