The Game Fair heralds the start of National Fishing Month

Following a successful relaunch in 2021, National Fishing Month is back for 2022 and will be the biggest year ever with the Angling Trades Association, Angling Trust and the Environment Agency joining forces to bring angling to the masses!

The event, which celebrates the wonderful world of fishing, will run between Monday, August 1st and Wednesday, August 31st but organisers including the ATA, EA and Canal & River Trust will be at The Game Fair in the run-up to the venture to explain more to visitors.

This year’s campaign sees the launch of a brand new online registration process that will help subscribers to be a part of National Fishing Month and make the most of a full month of activities and offers.

Signing up will provide access to a free pack of resources which include a Get into Fishing booklet, fish info wall chart and a fishing log book to record fishing trips and info.

Subscribers will also receive regular email newsletters with information about what’s happening nearby during the month and info on local fishing venues, top tips on how to get into fishing and local contacts who can help make entry into the wonderful world of angling as easy as possible.

National Fishing Month is a celebration of all kinds of angling, spreading awareness of the benefits that going fishing can bring to people that have never tried it before and how this fun, safe and friendly outdoor activity can provide a truly inclusive experience for all regardless of who you are, what you do, or where you live.

This year the organisers are encouraging angling clubs, fisheries, tackle shops and coaches to get behind the campaign and help introduce new people into fishing or help get people back into the sport.

Clive Copeland, Head of Participation at the Angling Trust, said: “If you are looking for fun, safe and friendly family activities during the summer holidays then this August will be the month to get outdoors and learn to fish with information from on what’s happening near to you.”

Andrew Race, chairman of the Angling Trades Association, added “These are exciting times for the industry. With all major stakeholders continuing to work in partnership, National Fishing Month continues to grow across all sectors and develop into the ultimate celebration of all that angling has to offer to all communities across the UK.”

While Heidi Stone, Fisheries Manager at the Environment Agency, added “The Environment Agency is delighted to be supporting National Fishing Month to celebrate the wide-ranging benefits of this enjoyable and accessible sport and to help people try out fishing for the first time. We encourage everyone to get involved in the many events planned and, for some, we hope it will be the first step in their journey to becoming a lifelong angler.”

The Game Fair’s Have-A-Go fishing sessions on the lake at Ragley Hall run by the Canal & River Trust are a real curtain a summer full of fishing fun with angling providing a great reason to get outdoors and learn about what goes on around and under the water near to where you live.

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