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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 age 11-25 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: Please get in touch to confirm dates and availability – contact details below.

Times: 08.00 to 14.00 each week.

Dates: See below.

Venue: Aldercar Lane Fishery, Aldercar Lane, Langley Mill, Nottingham NG16 4HJ. Please note: Some of the sessions may be held at different venues so please contact Ian to book your place before attending.

Additional Info: A brilliant opportunity to not only get into fishing but improve your angling skills and confidence over a number of sessions and matches led by Licenced Angling Coach Ian Wilks.

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:  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 come along.

In partnership with: Nottingham Anglers Association, Young Anglers and Sport Nottinghamshire.

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.

This is a series of sessions held from 8am to 2pm each week. Contact us about spaces.


Enquiries & Booking:
Ian Wilks
Licenced Angling Coach
07712 446 514

Angling Trust Regional Officer:
James Roche
07791 786 251
East Midlands
Senior Regional Officer
Angling Trust

Don’t Forget! You will need a rod licence to get into angling – adult day licences are just £3.75 via our website at fishinginfo.co.uk or call 0344 800 5386. Junior licences for ages 12-16 are just £5 a year. Any questions? Just ask the event contact person for help – details above.


Angling Trust LogoGetting the Fishing Habit - everyone remembers the day they caught their first fish and the joy that angling has brought to their life. The Angling Trust is committed to ensuring that as many people as possible not only take that first step into angling but follow the next steps to becoming a lifelong angler through our Let's Go Family Fishing days.
Fishing Info Logo 150px x 150pxDo you have the right rod licence for your fishing trip? Whether you’re going to be fishing for a few days, or all year round, there are flexible rod licence options to suit you – choose a 1 day licence, an 8 day licence or get a licence for the full year. Children under 12 don’t need a licence.