About Us

The Take A friend Fishing campaign is an initiative run by the Angling Trades Association (ATA), supported by the Environment Agency (EA) who provides the FREE fishing licences and supported by the Angling Trust (AT) whose fishery members provide the free day ticket offers.

It is an ideal promotion to help people get into fishing, and every piece of media support is most welcome.

About the Angling Trades Association

The Angling Trades Association represents angling manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, fisheries, publishers and distributors and is the Voice of the British Angling Industry. Incorporated in 1973, and celebrating its 44th year, the ATA remains the only trade body representing the angling industry.

The Association counts amongst its membership base a majority of the UK’s major angling suppliers, as well as leading retailers, coarse fisheries and publishers.

The ATA’s aim is to promote, represent and protect the trade across all three angling disciplines – sea, game and coarse fishing. In so doing it strives to achieve not only long-term stability for the sport but, more importantly, growth and development.

About the Angling Trust

The Angling Trust is the representative body for game, coarse and sea anglers in England. Our members support the campaigns and legal action we carry out to protect fish stocks and our programmes to increase the number of anglers fishing for fun and in competitions.

Get into fishing

We’re fighting for the future of YOUR fishing, but we need YOUR support to do more. And the more support we get, the greater encouragement for more people to get into fishing!

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