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Never been fishing before? Always wanted to try? Puzzled by all the kit, what to do and where to go?

We’re providing regular fishing sessions for complete beginners who don’t know where, how or who to go fishing with, and need tackle to get into angling.

Run by friendly, quality assured coaches at great venues to give you the skills and confidence to get out there and get fishing. Over the weeks participants can work towards a personal angling challenge and will then be supported to keep going fishing after the sessions end.

So come on – Get Into Angling!

Cost: FREE – booking is required.

Booking: To book contact Peter using the details below. For more information visit www.paas.co.uk/junior-development/

Times: 09.00 – 16.00

Venue: Withnell Top Lake, Oakmere Avenue, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 8AX

Type of Fishing: General coarse fishing

Perfect for: Anyone who wants to get into fishing and isn’t sure how to start. If you or someone you know is looking for the perfect introduction to an activity that will get you outdoors, teach you new skills, set a challenge and give you something to do with friends and family, here’s the ideal opportunity to come and get into angling!

What happens on the day: This is part of a mini series, the “Withnell Cup”, juniors of any age and ability are welcome to book in. Those not fishing the match can just come along and have some free coaching instead from a team of Level 2 Coaches. Don’t forget all event are open so if you want you can bring a friend and if you need any tackle let the team know when you book and it will be provided.

Help will be given to encourage young people who haven’t been fishing or only have limited experience, to get into angling. Licensed Level 2 Coaches will show you how to set up fishing tackle before moving on to catch fish and return them. The coach will also provide you with more information about your local fishing club and places to go. By the end of the Get Into Angling sessions you will have enough confidence and knowledge to go fishing straight away and will have met people to go with.

Tackle & bait: Everything is provided – just book in and join us.

In partnership with: Prince Albert Angling Society.

Disability information: Coaches licensed by the Angling Trust are provided with essential best practice guidance on working with and planning events for disabled people. Please check with the event contact for specific details of facilities available.

Know someone who wants to go fishing? Angling is a great way of relaxing and learning in the outdoors and is really cheap to get into, so if you’ve got a friend who wants to start fishing, please tell them about Get Into Angling sessions and encourage them to make contact, or you can call us on their behalf.


Enquiries & Booking:
Peter Henery
Licenced Angling Coach
07775 650359

Angling Trust Contact:
Daniel Williams
Angling Development Officer (North)
Angling Trust
07854 240 368