to the Take a Friend Fishing campaign
Be a part of a fantastic opportunity to experience angling! Getting together with a friend or family member to go on a fishing trip is the ideal opportunity to spend time together outdoors escape your screens and start a new hobby this summer.
Take a Friend Fishing is an initiative is brought to you by Angling Trades Association, Angling Trust, Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency. The partnership initiative is designed to give more people the chance to get into fishing – by allowing unlicenced anglers to try fishing for a specified day with a licenced angler.
Take a Friend Fishing registration is open during National Fishing Month this August – get registered and start creating some amazing angling memories!
Anglers should be proud that just last year, over 6,000 people went fishing together – this year let’s make Take a Friend Fishing even bigger and better”.
Head of TAFF Initiative & Chairman of ATA, Andrew Race
Register to get a free one-day fishing licence
It’s easy to get into angling with the Take a Friend Fishing Initiative – if you are or know a licenced angler in England and Wales, register to receive a free one-day fishing licence from the Environment Agency (worth £6 – £12) to take a friend along for a day of fishing!
To register you will need the licenced anglers information, and the unlicenced anglers information, plus the date on which you wish to go fishing together. Follow the link below to get started… or read more about the requirements and how the initiative works in the FAQs section.
Our Lovely Supporters and Friends
Find a Fishery
Take a Friend Fishing one-day licence only includes the licence to hold and use a rod, but not where – you’ll need to take care of that! You must check the rod licence rules and local byelaws at www.gov.uk/freshwater-rod-fishing-rules before you go fishing.
There are loads of fisheries, lakes and canals open all over the country that are perfect to visit and share with a friend. Just make sure you have permission to do so!
Club, Fishery or Trade? Get Involved!
If your club, fishery, shop or group want to get involved, share an offer or competition and generally support the initiative please get in touch!
Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know about the Take a Friend Fishing campaign and guidance on registering. If you need more assistance go to our contact page.
Have you heard about our sister initiative National Fishing Month?
It’s in August this year!
During National Fishing Month this Summer there are loads of fishing events going on across the UK. Events covering coarse, game and sea angling will be available for anglers of all ages and abilities. Give fishing a try and ignite your passion for angling this summer!