Take someone fishing for FREE this Easter

The Easter holiday period heralds the first of three Take A Friend Fishing (TAFF) campaign initiatives for 2017. The aim is to encourage everyone to enjoy fishing with family members and friends who have not fished before, free of charge.

TAFF is run by the Angling Trades Association in partnership with the Environment Agency and supported by Angling Trust fisheries, clubs and coaches and individual fishery venues.

Through participating newspapers, magazines and websites, existing anglers can obtain a free one-day rod licence (each worth £6) to enable them to take their mates or family members fishing between Saturday 8th April and midnight, Sunday 23rd April 2017.

In addition to a FREE rod licence, participants can also fish without charge at a number of individual venues and Angling Trust fishery and club member venues. Details of the fisheries that are taking part in this TAFF promotion can be found at www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk/day-ticket-offers/. Some exclusions may apply to each venue, so please check carefully.

It’s really easy to Take A Friend Fishing – cut out or print off the rod licence voucher, fill in all the contact details, validate it online at www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk/register/, read the Terms and Conditions, grab your fishing tackle and the voucher, and go fishing with a friend!

The free rod licence voucher cannot be used to fish for salmon, sea trout or coarse fish on rivers, streams or drains in England and Wales between 15th March and 15th June inclusive, when there is a ‘no-fishing’ close season to allow fish to breed. The closed season may apply to some canals and still waters in your area too – please check before you go fishing.

Many new anglers catch the bug just after one session. It’s easy to get a rod licence, just visit www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence – and buy a rod licence for a whole year. For the first time, juniors aged 12-16 can get an annual licence for free!

A great place to find out more information on your local venues is www.fishinginfo.co.uk.



Fishing Memories for Father’s Day


Mums and families are being encouraged to give dad the perfect gift this Father’s Day – get him fishing! The special promotion is part of the annual Take A Friend Fishing (TAFF) campaign, organised and run by the Angling Trades Association in partnership with the Environment Agency and supported by Angling Trust and individual fishery venues.

It’s easy to participate – cut out or print off the rod licence voucher, fill in your contact details, validate it online at www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk, read the Terms and Conditions, grab your fishing tackle and the voucher, and go fishing with your Dad or a friend!

To ‘Take your Dad fishing for free’ between 18th June and 26th June 2016, download the voucher from: http://www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk/offers/free-rod-licence- voucher/

Rod licences make a fantastic Father’s Day gift for the rest of the fishing season, and they are valid on over 5,000 rivers, lakes and ponds across England. It’s quick and easy to buy a rod licence online or at the post office (www.postoffice.co.uk/rod- fishing-licence). And kids under 12 can join in the fun for free throughout the year. A great place to find out more information on your local venues is http://fishinginfo.co.uk



Win a Fishing Holiday at White Acres


Take A Friend Fishing in National Fishing Month –  and win a fishing holiday at White Acres

Why don’t you Take a Friend Fishing during National Fishing Month (NFM) and follow thousands of parents, grandparents and friends who enjoy quality family time together at the waterside over the summer holidays? It’s a hugely enjoyable way to strengthen relationships, and it often leads to lasting participation in angling.  And this year you could win a fishing holiday at White Acres, in Cornwall!

win a fishing holidayTo be in with a chance to win a fishing holiday at White Acres, take a family member or friend on a fishing session between 18th July and 26th July 2015, look for the FREE rod licence voucher (worth £3.75) printed in the angling and consumer media or download your voucher here.

When you’ve chosen where you’d like to fish, all you need to do to complete the rod licence voucher is fill in the person’s details, validate it online here, read the Terms and Conditions, grab your kit and voucher … and go fishing! Each free licence voucher is valid for one day only.

In addition to a FREE rod licence, your family member or friend can also fish for free at a number of independent and Angling Trust fishery member venues.  These fisheries have pledged to support the Take a Friend Fishing campaign during National Fishing Month by offering a number of packages so that your friend can fish for nothing on their waters. Some of them may also be organising NFM events, so check www.nationalfishingmonth.com for participating venues in your area.

You could also win a fishing holiday at White Acres, for FREE! With some of the best-stocked lakes in the country, White Acres Holiday Park is set in the stunning Cornish countryside, only a stone’s throw from Newquay, with loads of local attractions which are just as tempting as their lakes.  White Acres Holiday Park is also a huge supporter of National Fishing Month hosting a number of events.

The prize is a seven-night holiday at White Acres Holiday Park, up to the value of £299, to be taken in the 2015 holiday season, staying in self-catering accommodation sleeping up to 8. Booking is subject to availability, and some date exclusions may apply. The lead booker must be at least 18 years of age. The prize is non-changeable, non-transferable and non-refundable, and no cash alternative will be offered.

To enter the competition and win a fishing holiday, post the completed TAFF rod licence voucher, your contact details, a picture of your friend and you fishing together and details of where the fishing took place to: Take A Friend Fishing, Angling Trades Association, 60 Windsor Avenue, London SW19 2RR. The deadline for entries is 7th August 2015.  The winner will be notified in writing.

 



Make Dad’s Day, For Free!


Mums and families are being encouraged to give dad the perfect gift this Father’s Day 2015 – get him fishing! The special promotion is part of the annual Take A Friend Fishing (TAFF) campaign, organised and run by the Angling Trades Association in partnership with the Environment Agency and supported by Angling Trust and individual fishery venues.

 

It’s easy to participate in TAFF – cut out or print off the rod licence voucher, fill in your contact details, validate it online at www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk, read the Terms and Conditions, grab your fishing tackle and the voucher,  and go fishing with your Dad or a friend!

 

To ‘Take your Dad fishing for free’ between 16th June and 21st June 2015, download the voucher from: http://www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk/offers/free-rod-licence-voucher/

 

To make Father’s Day especially memorable, participating anglers and their Dads could win £400 (RRP) worth of tackle each from brands like Abu Garcia, Greys, Hardy, Shakespeare, Chub, JRC, Mitchell and Berkley. Once the fishing session is over, all they need to do is send the completed TAFF voucher along with their contact details, a picture of both people fishing together and details of where the fishing took place to: Take A Friend Fishing, Angling Trades Association, 60 Windsor Avenue, London SW19 2RR. The deadline for entries is 3rd July 2015.  Winners will be notified in writing and then asked to choose which tackle items they would like.

 

Rod licences also make a fantastic Father’s Day gift for the rest of the fishing season, and they are valid on over 5,000 rivers, lakes and ponds across England. It’s quick and easy to buy a rod licence online or at the post office (www.postoffice.co.uk/rod-fishing-licence). And kids under 12 can join in the fun for free throughout the year.  A great place to find out more information on your local venues is http://fishinginfo.co.uk.

 

The free rod licence voucher cannot be used to fish for coarse fish on any river, stream or drain in England and Wales between 15th March and 15th June inclusive, when there is a ‘no-fishing’ close season to allow fish to breed. The closed season may apply to some canals and still waters in your area – please check before going fishing.



David Seaman MBE supports TAFF


David Seaman MBE supports TAFF

David Seaman MBE supports TAFF

David Seaman MBE, former England and Arsenal goalkeeper, is a huge supporter of TAFF.  He said:  ‘I’ve always loved fishing as a way of relaxing and also of getting close to nature. It’s always good to take a friend with you, especially someone who hasn’t fished before as we need to get more people into our sport. The TAFF campaign gives us the chance to show them why we spend so much time on the bank ourselves.’



Celebrity Support


 

 

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TAFF Gains Celebrity Support

Jeremy Wade, author, TV presenter of River Monsters and Angling Trust Ambassador: ‘The Take a Friend Fishing (TAFF) campaign is a great way for people to learn the angling basics and appreciate the outdoors. By introducing newcomers to the sport, you pass on a gift that stays with them throughout their lives, taking them to beautiful places to catch exciting fish.

‘I’m planning to take my own nephews out on the bank as they are very keen to learn.  Campaigns like TAFF are so important as they bring the next generation into informed contact with nature and get them caring about the health of our waters and their dependant wildlife.’