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Take a Friend Fishing is back! Give the gift of fishing this Christmas.

Between the 19th December to 10th January (inclusive), existing fishing licence holders can register for a FREE one-day fishing licence from the Environment Agency at takeafriendfishing.co.uk to take someone they know fishing.

December and January are a fantastic time of year to get outdoors and enjoy some time next to the water. Taking a friend or family member for a ‘socially distanced fishing trip’ is the ideal opportunity to catch-up at Christmas.

Immersing oneself in the English countryside is a great way to relax and lower the stress level during what can be a busy time of year for many people. Angling is the perfect fit for staying active outdoors, and with physical activity playing a vital role in both our physical and mental wellbeing, a fishing trip with a mate or family member means you can stay active, and fish safely. This is possible even during periods of tough restrictions as long as you follow the latest guidelines on the Angling Trust Support Hub at https://anglingtrust.net/covid-19.

At this time of year there are still loads of fisheries, lakes, stretches or river and canal open all over the country that are perfect to visit even in colder weather, and a catch-up with a friend can easily be combined with a quick ‘Take a Friend Fishing trip’.

5 Simple Steps to Take a Friend Fishing…
Take advantage of this offer to get a free one-day fishing licence worth £6

  1. Have your Environment Agency fishing licence number handy and visit www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk
  2. Enter your licence number and you and your friend’s email address – you’ll be emailed a confirmation
  3. Your friend will be emailed so they can activate the licence
  4. As soon as the licence is activated you will be emailed the activated licence
  5. If you are asked to show this to an Environment Agency Officer on the day of the fishing trip, simply have a copy on your phone or print one off – it’s that simple!

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Book a place

Register at www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk.

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.
Angling-Trust-Logo-Flat-Border-100x100Getting 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 Get Fishing days.
Get-Fishing-Logo-Flat-Border-150x150Find your nearest place to Take a Friend Fishing - try our map of venues, coaches and venues at www.getfishing.org.uk/location.