FISHING MEMORIES FOR FATHERS 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 individual fishery venues as well as Angling Trust club and fishery members.

To ‘Take your Dad fishing for free’ between midnight 16th June and midnight 1st July 2018, download the voucher (each worth £6) from: www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk/offers/free-rod-licence-voucher or cut out the 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!

In addition to a FREE fishing licence, you can fish with your Dad or a friend without charge at a variety of individual venues.  Details of the fisheries that are taking part in this TAFF promotion can be found at www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk.  Some exclusions may apply to each venue, so please check carefully.

Fishing 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 simple to get a fishing licence – just visit www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence and buy a fishing licence for a whole year.   Juniors aged 13-16 can get an annual licence free!



Keeping Children Safe in Sport


The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is a partnership between the NSPCC, Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland and Sport Wales.

Their mission is to build the capacity of sports to safeguard children and young people in and through sport and to enable sports organisations to lead the way in keeping children safe from harm. On their website, parents can find key information about how they can get involved and how they can encourage children’s safe participation in sport.

Please visit the link below for more information:

http://www.thecpsu.org.uk/parents

 



Free Fishing This Easter


The Easter holiday heralds the start of the Take A Friend Fishing (TAFF) campaign for
2018. It’s designed to make it easy for 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 is 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 fishing licence (each worth £6) to enable them to
take their mates or family members fishing between midnight Friday 30th March to
midnight Sunday 15th April 2018.

In addition to a FREE fishing licence, participants can also fish without charge at a
variety of individual venues. Details of the fisheries that are taking part in this TAFF
promotion can be found at www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk. Some exclusions may
apply to each venue, so please check carefully.

Everyone who has registered a TAFF voucher online will be entered automatically
into a fabulous competition to win a day’s free coaching for two with Professional
Anglers Association member and Level 2 qualified and Angling Trust licensed coach,
Mike Salisbury. The coaching day will be arranged at a choice of one of the TAFF
participating fisheries, with peg fees and bait supplied. People who ‘Like’ and ‘Share’
the Easter promotion from the TAFF Facebook page could also win a bait package
worth £30 from TAFF supporters Bait-Tech or a terminal tackle package from TAFF
supporters Middy and Kodex.

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

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

Many new anglers catch the fishing bug after just one session. It’s simple to get a
fishing licence – just visit www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy- a-fishing- licence and buy
a fishing licence for a whole year. Juniors aged 13-16 can get an annual licence
free! A great place to find out more information on your local venues is
www.fishinginfo.co.uk.



Spring into Fishing is back for 2018!


Spring Into Fishing with the Angling Trust
March 3rd – 24th at venues throughout England

Spring Into Fishing events are completely free, fun and friendly activity days for all ages and experience levels. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have been fishing before, everyone is welcome to come and learn more about the wonderful world of fishing.

The Angling Trust will provide tackle, bait and instruction on the day so you’ll know what to do and where to go fishing next time. Because fishing is fun, exciting, cheap and healthy it’s a great way for families to enjoy peace and quiet together while surrounded by nature.

Please click on the link below for more information:

https://anglingtrust-news.net/3XSU-CM6E-962Y0FEI5F/cr.aspx



Free Fishing Family Fun


Families are being encouraged to give the kids something excitingly different to do this half term by taking them fishing… for free! In recent years the late October weather has been great, and the warm memories of fun fishing will last through the colder months of the winter ahead, and longer. Best of all – it won’t cost a penny!

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 fishery members 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 a family member or a friend.

To ‘Take your kids fishing for free’ between 14th October and midnight 29th October 2017, download the voucher from: http://www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk/offers/free-rod-licence-voucher/

All children aged between 12 and 16 can now enjoy a free rod licence to fish in still waters, rivers and streams. Parents can register their children for a FREE licence at www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence. Children under the age of 12 can still fish for free without a rod licence.



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 club and fishery members 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 16th June and 2nd July 2017, download the voucher from: 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 (www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence) or over the counter at your local post office. A great place to find out more information on your local venues is http://fishinginfo.co.uk.



Going Large At The Big One


Professional Anglers Association (PAA) coaches Tony Forman and Dave Brown, together with directors Roger Smith and Paul Forman, worked tirelessly over the weekend of The Big One Show to raise £683.86 for charitable purposes. The tackle raffle they ran was in aid of the Angling Participation Fund, which finances worthy angling causes throughout the UK.

During the two days the coaches were in the hot, tented venue they had a hectic time keeping on top of the raffle, making up a never-ending stream of prize bags and dealing with general coaching and fishing enquiries.
Paul said: ‘It was a cracking couple of days. The team at The Big One really know how to put on a great show, which was packed on both days. Thanks to the numbers of visitors coming through the doors, we raised an outstanding amount of money for the Angling Participation Fund.’

Paul added: ’Huge thanks also go out to the Angling Trades Association (ATA) members who supported our raffle by donating prizes. We had some wonderful goodies to give away from Angling Direct, Fishing Republic, Fox International, Les Webber’s Angling Projects, Pure Fishing, Reuben Heaton and Svendson Sports. Their support was very much appreciated and undoubtedly helped us exceed our fund-raising goal.’

The Angling Participation Fund is a not-for-profit company that has been created by members of the ATA to encourage and secure contributions from both the trade and outside revenue sources in order to provide financial support to angling projects and initiatives across the UK. The company is currently going through the process of becoming a registered charity, and it is hoped that this will be achieved shortly.

The Professional Anglers Association (PAA) is a major support organisation for a nationwide network of fully qualified, accredited and licensed angling coaches, who themselves recruit and teach thousands of new and budding anglers each year. If you are a fisherman and would like to know more about becoming an angling coach, please visit the PAA website www.paauk.co.uk or the Angling Trust website www.anglingtrust.net, or email info@paauk.co.uk for more information.



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.