Pictured above: Coaches Ian & Nicole from Laird Fly Fishing and a happy angler at Get Back Into Angling, Mere Beck Fishery

The Perfect Gift – Take A Friend Fishing

The mellow, warm days of early autumn provide the perfect opportunity to give a friend the perfect gift – an introduction into angling that could well turn into a life-long passion. It really is the ideal time to introduce a family member, friend or neighbour to the sport, and it’s so easy…  just take them fishing with a free fishing licence.

The special promotion is part of the annual Take A Friend Fishing (TAFF) campaign, organised and run by the Angling Trades Association in partnership with the Environment Agency and supported by individual fishery venues as well as Angling Trust club and fishery members.

You can ‘Take your Friend Fishing for Free’ between midnight 15th September and midnight 30th September 2018, by downloading the voucher (each worth £6) here, filling in your contact details and validating it online at www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk, reading the Terms and Conditions, grabbing your fishing tackle and the voucher, and going fishing with your mate!

In addition to a FREE fishing licence, you can fish with a friend without charge at a variety of individual venues. Details of the fisheries that are taking part in this TAFF promotion are listed below and can also be found at www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk. Some exclusions may apply to each venue, so please check carefully.

It’s simple to get a fishing licence – just visit www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence and buy a fishing licence for a whole year. Juniors aged 13-16 can get an annual licence free!

Take a Friend Fishing – Day Ticket Offers

To support the Take A Friend Fishing promotion between midnight Saturday 15th September to midnight Sunday 30th September 2018, a number of individual venues and Angling Trust fishery and club members have kindly put forward a selection of offers on their waters.

Whilst we have gathered as much information as possible, please check the information carefully for exclusions and make sure that you call the contact number to make them aware that you will be fishing at their venue. You should take your validated TAFF voucher with you as evidence that you are taking part in the TAFF event. The person accompanying you must hold a current rod licence and have it with them for inspection.

EAST ANGLIA

Barford Lakes
Chapel Street, Barford, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 4BJ
Contact details: 01603 759624, info@barfordlakes.com
Type of Fishing: Coarse fishing
Offer: 2 for 1
Normal Prices: £8 a day
Rules and exclusions: Closed Sundays and Mondays

Colmworth Golf Club
New Road, Colmworth, Beds, MK44 2AP
Contact details: 01234 378181, www.colmworthgolfclub.co.uk
Type of Fishing: Coarse
Offer: 2 for 1
Normal Prices: £10.00 for 1 rod, £13.00 for 2
Rules and exclusions: Fishing is strictly only allowed from the North bank of the main lake and the South bank of the lakes adjacent to the 18th fairway, no night fishing, barbless hooks only, no keep nets, ground baiting by swim feeder only, all fish to be returned to the water immediately.

Manor Farm Fishing Ltd
Manor Farm, Lower Caldecote, Biggleswade, Beds, SG18 9BB
Contact Details: 01767 317835, shop@manorfarmfishing.co.uk, www.manorfarmfishing.com
Type of Fishing: Coarse and Carp Fishing
Offer: 2 for 1 on day tickets only
Normal Prices: £13.00 and £11.00 on the Canal and Blunham Lakes
Rules and Exclusions: excludes Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. See website for fishery rules.

EAST MIDLANDS

Ladybower Fisheries
Priddock House, Ashopton Road, Bamford, Derbyshire, S33 0AZ
Contact Details: Geoff Smith 07972557810
Type of Fishing: Fly Fishing
Offer: Bank only with instruction/coaching if needed
Normal Prices: £22 day ticket
Rules and Exclusions: Bank only

Lake View Fishery
Landyke Lane, Holwell, Leicestershire LE14 4SX
Contact Details: Mr Richard or Jamie Turner, tel 07813276623, www.lakeviewfishery.com, lakeviewfishery@googlemail.com
Type of fishing and facilities: Coarse Fishery
Offer: 2 for 1 promotion bring a non-angler fishing
Normal Prices: Day ticket price £7, Concession £5
Rules and Exclusions: We operate a strict set of rules; please visit http://www.lakeviewfishery.com/rules

Sherwood Forest Fishery
Sherwood Forest Farm Park, nr Mansfield. NG21 9HL
Contact Details: Mick 07721316334, email mickyfish2@hotmail.com, website www.sherwoodfishery.co.uk
Type of fishing and facilities: There are five lakes and 185 pegs at Sherwood set in 20 acres far away from the madding crowd, and each offering something different. There are six large car parks at Sherwood and thus easy access to most pegs by car, with disabled parking possible at most pegs.
Offer: 2 for 1
Normal Prices: Adults one rod £7, two rods £10. Juniors under 16 £5 one rod, £7 for two. OAP’s £5 for one rod, £7 for two.
Rules and Exclusions: See the website for details.

WEST MIDLANDS

Andy’s Fishing Lake
Tretire, Pencoyd, HR2 8ND
Contact Details: Liz and Amy Pursey – 01989 730210, www.andysfishinglake.co.uk
Type of Fishing and Facilities: Coarse and Carp
TAFF Offer: Age 16 and under fish for free
Normal ticket price: £7 day ticket or £6 for concessions
Rules: Barbless hooks only, no keep nets, two rods permitted per angler, you can fish from dawn until dusk, please park vehicles well away from the edge of the lake, no fishing on the wildlife reserve pool at the top end of the lake, please take all litter home with you, please use the toilet provided, situated in the car park near the entrance.

Cob House Country Park
Worcester Road, Wichenford, Worcester. WR6 6YE
Contact Details: Helen Taylor
Type of fishing and facilities: Coarse
Offer: 2 for 1 on Fishing when you both purchase a Super 7 Breakfast in the Mayfly Cafe
Normal prices: Day ticket £8, Breakfast £4.25 (Normal Price for 2 people £24.50, discounted price £16.50)
Rules and exclusions: Must each purchase the Super 7 Breakfast. Must be on the bank by 11am

River Meadow Fishing
Clifford Chambers, Nr. Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, CV378HR
Contact Details: Linda Pollock, Tel: 01789 266253,  www.facebook.com/RiverMeadowFishing
Type of Fishing: Coarse
Offer: 2 for 1
Normal Prices: £7.00 per person
Rules and Exclusions: Please see Facebook page www.facebook.com/RiverMeadowFishing

Sion Farm Fisheries
Sion House Farm, Hill Pool, Chaddesley Corbett, Kidderminster, Worcs. DY10 4PF
Contact Details: Robert Stephens 07715 003152/01562 730386
Type of Fishing: Mixed Coarse, Carp, Bream, Tench, Roach and Perch
Offer: 2 for 1
Normal Prices: £5 for one rod, £8 for two
Rules and Exclusions: Barbless hooks, no keepnets, no groundbait, no nuts, boilies and meat as a hook bait only. Everyone must have a landing net.

Spring Heath Fishery
Knockin, Shropshire, SY10 8DA
01691 682746
Contact Details: E – springheath@btinternet.com, W – www.springheath.co.uk
Type of Fishing: Two pools for coarse fishing, one mixed easy, one harder Carp lake
Normal prices: £10 per day
Rules and Exclusions: No night fishing. No beginners on Carp Lake. See website for full list of rules re hooks, baits and equipment

LONDON AND SOUTH EAST

Brick Farm Lakes
The Fishing Lodge, Windmill Hill, HERSTMONCEUX, East Sussex BN27 4RS
Contact Details: Annie Latter or Caroline Cutmore
Type of Fishing: Fly fishing for Trout (Rainbow, Golden, Blue and Brown)
Offer: 2 for 1
Normal Prices: £30 for 2-fish all day ticket etc. – all price details on our website www.brickfarmlakes.co.uk
Rules and Exclusions:  Our normal fishery rules apply

Jacks Lake
Cockfosters, London, EN4 9DW
Contact Details: Hadley Angling and Preservation Society, haps.org.uk@hotmail.com www.haps.org.uk
Type of fishing and facilities: Carp and general coarse fishery
TAFF Offer: Children (16 and under) fish free if accompanied by an Adult purchasing a day ticket
Normal day ticket prices: Adult: £6 per Rod per day Child: £3 per rod per day
Rules or exclusions: Standard HAPS day ticket and fishery rules apply. Not available match days (see website for details)

Thornwood Springs
Carpenters Arms Lane, Thornwood, Epping, Essex, CM16 6LR
Contact Details: Peter Thurston
Type of fishing and facilities: Fly fishing For Trout
TAFF Offer: 2 for 1 on Lake 2 ticket plus kids go free
Normal day ticket prices: £20-£55
Rules or exclusions: No Boobies or Barbed hooks

Towpath Fishery
River Lee Navigation Hertford to Broxbourne including Feildes Weir and Dobbs Weir
Contact Details: David Fussell, www. wareanglingclub.co.uk
Type of fishing: Coarse
Offer: 2 for 1 price
Normal price: Adult £5 per day with concessions
Rules and Exclusions: See website

SOUTH WEST

Bake Lakes
Trerulefoot, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 5BW.
Contact Details: 07798585836, 01503263349.
Type of fishing and facilities: Coarse Fishing
Offer: 2 for 1 tickets + half price tackle hire
Normal Prices: £8 day ticket, tackle hire £6 per day
Rules or Exclusions: See www.bakelakes@aol.com. Offer does not include Specimen lakes

Bullock Farm Fishing Lakes
Bullock Farm, Back Lane, Kingston Seymour, North Somerset, BS21 6XA
Directions: www.bullockfarm.co.uk/contact.php
Contact Details: Philip & Jude Simmons, tel: 01934 835020, info@bullockfarm.co.uk, www.bullockfarm.co.uk
Type of fishing and facilities: Mixed coarse fishing over 5 lakes, campsite, self-catering holiday cottages, toilets, ample car parking, café
Offer: 2 for 1 day tickets on production of a valid voucher
Normal Prices: £7 from dawn to dusk, £5 concessions (OAP/Junior/Disabled)
Rules or Exclusions: Please see our website page: http://www.bullockfarm.co.uk/16/Tactics-Rules

Coombe Fisheries
Milton Coombe, YELVERTON, Devon. PL20 6HP
Contact Details: Tel: 078 999 584 93, schorn@tiscali.co.uk
Type of fishing and facilities: Coarse fishing
Offer: 2 for 1
Normal Prices: £7.00 per day
Rules or Exclusions: Barbless hooks – no peanuts or pulses

Stafford Moor Fishery
Dolton, Devon, EX198PP
Contact Details: Tel: 01805804360
Type of fishing and facilities: Coarse fishing
Offer: Offer 2 for 1 on Tanners, Woodpecker, Oak and Pines Lakes only
Normal Prices: Adults £10.00 Juniors U16 £8.00
Rules or Exclusions: All rules must be read before fishing please see website for details at www.staffordmoor.co.uk

YORKSHIRE

Southfield Fisheries
Southfield Farm, Rainton Lane, Dishforth, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 3DA
Contact Details: Tel 01765 640231
Type of fishing and facilities: Two ponds with mixed fish. Pond A Carp up to 12lbs, Roach, Rudd, Bream, Tench, Perch, Ide, Crucian carp and Chubb. Pond B Caro up to 22lbs, Tench, Crucian Carp and Roach. Pegs suitable for disabled fishermen are available on both Ponds. A car park with a toilet suitable for able and disabled fishermen is situated between the two ponds.
Offer: Children fish free with one paying Adult
Normal prices: Adults £8, Concessionary and juniors £6
Rules and Exclusions: Day tickets are only valid on the day if issue and are specifically for the named person. No night fishing. Only barbless hooks allowed. No fish to be removed from site. Anglers must be in possession of an assembled landing net at all times and a landing mat. Keep nets only allowed for prebooked matches on Pond A. Ground bait in feeders only. All litter to be put in bins provided. No fires allowed. An Environment Agency licence is required. Fishing from designated platforms. In order to prevent the introduction of Disease Fishermen are requested to disinfect their landing nets in tanks by Pond A. The gate to the fishery should be closed at all times

York Railway Pond and Reserve
Nelson’s Lane, Dringhouses, YO24 1HD.
Type of Fishing and facilities: Most kinds of coarse fish in the pond, not pike.
Offer: 2 for 1
Rules and Exclusions: Pay bailiff on the bank, £3 per person, one rod. We request that all anglers have a landing net, floating baits are not allowed,

NORTH WEST

Port Sunlight Angling Club
Various locations in Wirral and North Cheshire
Contact details: www.portsunlightanglingclub.yolasite.com
Type of fishing and facilities: Established in 1947, they provide members only, Coarse mixed fishing at 14 well stocked and managed idyllic Farm ponds over 3 sites plus a 20 peg F1 ‘commercial’ type venue with close proximity parking ideal for the less mobile. Please note that there are no toilet facilities.
Offer: Members can take a friend fishing for free between Monday 18th and Sunday 24th of June 2018 inclusive
Rules or exclusions: Between Monday 18th and Sunday 24th of June 2018, current members, can take a friend fishing with them for free (One Friend per member). Any friend wanting to become a member afterward will be waived the joining fee. Members are responsible for the friend whilst they are in your company, who must adhere to the club rules all that we ask is that you email, phone or text your membership number and the name and age of the person to the Secretary. This offer covers all club ponds but does not include the river fishing available through our affiliation to Dee Anglers Association or Huyton and District Angling Association.

WALES

Fishery Tyddyn Sargent Coarse Fishery
Tyddyn Sargent LL74 8NT Isle of Anglesey
Contact Details: Keith and Jean Twist, info@angleseyfishery.co.uk
Type of fishing and facilities: Coarse
TAFF Offer: 2 for 1
Normal day ticket prices: Adult £7 Child £5 OAP £5
Rules or exclusions: See website www.angleseyfishery.co.uk

Ginger Hill Fishery
Poyston Cross, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 4EB
Contact Details: 01437 731777
Type of fishing and facilities: Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Crucian Carp, Tench, Rudd and Roach. Ponds originally stocked in 2007
TAFF Offer: 2 for 1
Normal day ticket prices: Full day ticket £8.00 4 hours £5.00
Rules or exclusions: NO Barbed Hooks and No Keep Nets

Llandyfan Camping and Fishing
Llandyfan, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, SA18 2TY
Contact Details: Bob Stratford 01269 850607
Type of fishing and facilities: Fish are Carp, Bream, Tench, Golden Rudd and Perch.
TAFF Offer: 2 for 1
Normal day ticket prices: £6 per day

Nineoaks Angling Centre
Oakford near Llanarth, Ceredigion, West Wales, SA47 0RW
Contact Details: Bill Baker, 01545 580482 or enquiries@nineoaks-fisheries.co.uk
Type of fishing and facilities: Carp and mixed Coarse including Carp, super Roach, Tench, Bream, Chub and Barbel.
TAFF Offer: 2 for 1
Normal day ticket prices: £8 for 1 rod or £10 for 2 rods per person.
Rules or exclusions: Have a good time and respect the fishery and its surroundings.

Yet-Y-Gors Fishery
Dwrbach, Fishguard, SA65 9RE
Contact Details: Darren and Hannah Bailey, info@yet-y-gors.co.uk/ 07842455233/01348 873497
Type of Fishing: Pleasure Coarse Fishing
Offer: 2 for 1
Normal Prices: £8 (this does not include equipment hire which is not in offer)
Rules and Exclusions: No children under age of 14 to fish without a responsible adult with fishing licence, no night fishing, and barbless hooks only – max size 8, NO keep nets

Notes to editors:

About Take A Friend Fishing

The Take A Friend Fishing campaign is an ideal promotion to get people into fishing. The initiative is run by the Angling Trades Association, supported by the Environment Agency which provides the FREE fishing licences – and the Angling Trust, whose fishery members provide the free day ticket offers.

Take a Friend Fishing 2018 – midnight 15th September and midnight 30th September

About the Angling Trades Association
The Angling Trades Association is the only professional body to represent the angling industry in the UK. The Association counts amongst its membership base a majority of the UK’s major angling suppliers and wholesalers, as well as leading retailers, coarse fisheries and publishers. Dubbed the ‘governing body for the tackle trade’, the ATA is celebrating its 45th year in 2018.

The ATA’s aim is to promote, represent and protect the trade across all three angling disciplines – sea, game and coarse fishing. In so doing it strives to achieve not only long-term stability for the sport but, more importantly, growth and development.