Take a friend fishing for free this Easter

Do you have friends and family who have never tried fishing before? Encourage them to give it a go for free, as part of a new nationwide campaign to promote the sport.

This Easter is the start of the Take a Friend Fishing (TAFF) campaign. Run by the Angling Trades Association in partnership with the Environment Agency, the campaign is also supported by Angling Trust fisheries, clubs, coaches and individual fishery venues around the UK.

How many of you tried fishing once and became hooked for life? Share your love for this ancient sport by tempting children out from behind computer screens, enjoying fresh air with friends and watching someone you know experience that special feeling of a fish on the line?

The first Take a Friend Fishing event will run from Saturday 8th April until midnight on Sunday 23rd April 2017.

How to Take a Friend Fishing


It’s really straightforward.

Get a free one-day rod licence here

Print off the rod licence voucher, fill in your details and validate it here

In addition to a free rod licence, your friend can also fish for free at a number of participating venues

If your friend or family member enjoys their day and wants to carry on fishing, they need to buy an annual rod licence by visiting the government’s website.  For the first time, juniors aged 12-16 can get an annual licence for free.

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