New events and venues website launched – www.getfishing.org.uk
The mission to drive up angling participation and the GetOutThere campaign is getting a boost with a new information based website. Put together by the Angling Trust and supported by the Environment Agency and Sport England it will contribute to their goal to get more people active and fishing more often.
The Get Out There – Get Fishing site details hundreds of angling events and venues, plus the facilities and activities on offer.
The successful GetOutThere campaign was launched at the end of 2015 and has reached over half a million people so far. The Trust’s Sport England funded Angling Promotion Officer Rob Hughes said “GetOutThere is great as it encourages people to get the rods out more often. We know from surveys that one thing that encourages people to go fishing more often is the provision of information about where to go and what to do. We want to give them that info in a no-nonsense, easy access format and this new website does exactly that.”
Will Smith, Angling Promotions Officer working to boost participation and Environment Agency rod licence sales added “There are great angling events going on in the coming months and they’ll all be listed. It doesn’t matter where you are or what sort of fishing you like, there’s something for you. Best of all most events are absolutely free! We’ll be promoting the website outside angling too – it’s so important to get more people fishing for the first time.”
Quality assured events designed for families, anglers who have not been fishing for a while, beginners and experienced anglers who just want to take a friend, can be found at www.getfishing.org.uk. Events including game fairs, courses and coaching as well as some cracking open access venues are detailed. The venue directory includes details of the fishing as well as maps, prices and facilities such as ease of access and car parking. One of the key aims of the site is to make fisheries and events more accessible to all, including those with limiting disability.