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Get Fishing events are fun, friendly and safe fishing days for families and individuals of all abilities

Come and try fishing at our quality assured angling events and discover the wonders of angling! Whether you’re fishing for the first time, heading out for a day out with the family, or getting back into angling, fishing is a great way to get out there doing something different and will teach kids new outdoor skills.

Everything you need to catch your first fish or learn more about fishing is provided and our friendly volunteers will make you welcome. So, come on – Get Fishing!

We’ve developed the Get Fishing Awards to help take you on the first steps of your angling journey – from the unforgettable excitement of catching your first fish, right through to becoming a more experienced angler who can set up tackle, safely return your own fish and have the correct Environment Agency fishing licence.

You can’t easily fit all of this into a short ‘taster session’ so we’ve created a simple three-step programme.

At the end of the Get Fishing Award pathway, you will have received a badge for each of three sessions – Have a Go, New Angler and Angler.

The Get Fishing Awards programme starts with a simple, short, active angling taster session with the focus on giving you the chance of catching a fish.

Cost: FREE

Booking: LIMITED SPACES – MUST PRE-BOOK

Times: 09.30 to 11.00

Venue: Combwich Match Lake, Bridgwater

Type of Fishing: Coarse angling

Get Fishing Award Level: GET FISHING AWARD – SILVER

Get Fishing Award Series: This event is part of a series of three Get Fishing Awards running at Combwich Match Lake. The other events in this series can be found below.

1] 26th Sep 2020: www.getfishing.org.uk/events/get-fishing-skills-awards-combwich-match-lake-bridgwater-bronze

2] 10th Oct 2020: www.getfishing.org.uk/events/get-fishing-skills-awards-combwich-match-lake-bridgwater-silver

3] 17th Oct 2020:  www.getfishing.org.uk/events/get-fishing-skills-awards-combwich-match-lake-bridgwater-gold

Additional Info: The match lake will be set aside for beginners or those who seek to take part in the Get Fishing Awards. Whips and fishing tackle will be supplied for children if required. Bailiffs will give rig tips and help to assess participants in order to award the brand new Get Fishing Award- new for 2020!.

Perfect for: Families and kids of all ages and experience levels. People under the age of 18, or vulnerable people under 21 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

What happens on the day: This event is part of the new Get Fishing Awards. All adults, children and young people attending will discover what angling is all about and how to take up fishing. You’ll find out how to use fishing tackle and bait to catch fish and return them safely. Get Fishing volunteers overseeing the event will provide you with more info about your local club or fishery, so you know where to go fishing next time.

Tackle: Tackle, and everything else to catch a fish will be provided on the day. Just come along – no need to bring any equipment.

Anything else? Outdoor events are weather dependent so please bring something to keep you dry and/or sunblock and a drink. For events including “game angling” we recommend that you wear a hat and glasses/sunglasses to protect your head and eyes while casting.

Disability information: Volunteers and coaches at Get Fishing events are provided with essential best practice guidance on working with and planning events for disabled and mobility impaired people. Please check with the venue contact about the facilities available.

CONTACTS

Angling Trust Contact: Dean Asplin
Partnership Development Manager (South)
Angling Trust
[email protected]
07854 239 731
@DeanAsplinAT

Book a place

You must pre-book by contacting Dean Asplin

More info

Don't Forget your rod fishing licence... You'll need a rod fishing licence when you go fishing - for more information, together with costs and how to purchase visit www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence or call 0344 800 5386. Junior licences for ages 13-16 are free. No rod licence needed for under 12’s. Any questions? Just ask this event's contact person for help.
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