UK set for more anglers with National Fishing Month

National Fishing Month in the UK, which kicked off yesterday, will be the biggest and best ever with key organisations including Angling Trades Association, Environment Agency, Angling Trust and Canal & River Trust joining forces to make fishing part of every family’s to-do list this summer!

The event, which is once again being backed the industry, celebrates all the fantastic things that angling has to offer with a whole month of fishing fun this summer holiday from Monday, August 1st to Wednesday, 31st August 2022.

For those who have never been fishing before, or always wanted to give it a go, this August’s National Fishing Month is the time to discover why fishing is one of the most popular activities around – find out how fishing is a great way to spend time outdoors, is low-cost or no-cost, is a huge hit with kids and is available right on your doorstep.

With hundreds of events all over the country, National Fishing Month means everyone can have the chance to try fishing!

Participants simply need to go to put in their e-mail and they’ll instantly get a free activity pack full of useful hints and tips to help get them and the family fishing this summer.

They’ll also be the first to get National Fishing Month weekly news with have-a-go fishing events nearby, special offers and a free prize-draw with hundreds of pounds worth of vouchers to spend on fishing tackle or outdoor gear!

Andrew Race, chairman of the Angling Trades Association, sad: “These are exciting times for the industry. With all major stakeholders continuing to work in partnership, National Fishing Month continues to grow across all sectors and develop into the ultimate celebration of all that angling has to offer to all communities across the UK.”

Clive Copeland, head of participation at the Angling Trust, added: “If you are looking for fun, safe and friendly family activities during the summer holidays then this August will be the month to get outdoors and learn to fish with information from on what’s happening near to you.”

While Heidi Stone, fisheries partnerships manager at the Environment Agency, commented: “The Environment Agency is delighted to be supporting National Fishing Month to celebrate the wide-ranging benefits of this enjoyable and accessible sport and to help people try out fishing for the first time. We encourage everyone to get involved in the many events planned and, for some, we hope it will be the first step in their journey to becoming a life-long angler.”