Sport England’s This Girl Can initiative identified that a fear of judgement can stop many women and girls from joining in with sport. To support this, the Get Fishing campaign reached out to women across the nation and asked them to share pictures and stories of how fishing has helped to get up, out and active regardless of age, ability, experience or background. Here’s Belinda’s message.
We love the picture!
Hi ‘Get Fishing’!
These are pictures of my first fish at Manvell Farm Fishery, Walgrave, Northamptonshire.
With the help of Northampton Nene Angling Club they’ve taught my son and me!
They have all been fantastic and we love it!!!
How you can get involved with This Girl Can: Tweet or post pictures, video or stories on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtags #thisgirlcan and #getfishing to connect the community of women anglers of all ages and abilities. It would be great if your posts show how angling can help women of all ages and backgrounds to get up, out and active, even if it’s just for a short time when you or your family go fishing.