to the Take a Friend Fishing initiative
A fantastic opportunity to experience angling! Get together with a friend or family member this winter to go on a fishing trip and start a new hobby. It’s the ideal way to relax, enjoy nature and the great outdoors together.
Take a Friend Fishing is an initiative brought to you by Angling Trades Association and Environment Agency. It is designed to give more people the chance to give fishing a try by allowing a licenced angler to take a unlicenced angler fishing for a specified day*.
*Registration is required for TAFF campaign. Only available during a registration window. The named unlicenced angler must be be accompanied by the named licenced angler on the date the licence states. The one-day licence must be with you on the day for checking and all information must be correct. No alterations are allowed – please re-register if any details are incorrect. Licenced angler can only take the same unlicenced angler fishing on a TAFF one-day licence three days a year (one licence per day).
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
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!
Some clubs and Fisheries offer special discounts and reduced fees to fish using a TAFF licence. Check for any offers available…
Club, Fishery or Trade? Get Involved!
If your club, fishery or shop want to get involved and share an offer for one-day Take a Friend Fishing licence holders, 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 other initiative National Fishing Month?
During National Fishing Month each 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!