2012 – The year of family fishing fun…
The Environment Agency is once again running free introduction to fishing days. After the resounding success of last year’s events we are once again running some introduction to fishing days. The family days proved to be a bit hit during the Summer Holidays and we will be running more this year so the whole family can come and learn about fishing.
During the Easter Holidays we are running three fishing events, two for the over 12’s (Trout fishing – if you catch one you can have it for your tea!) and one that will be a Trout and Coarse fishing day, over 12’s can do half a day of each, but don’t worry under 12’s you can do a whole days coarse fishing.
Junior Trout fishing (OVER 12’s ONLY) April 4th Siblyback Lake, Near Liskeard
April 11th Stithians Lakes, Near Redruth Cornwall.
Junior Trout and Coarse fishing (Trout over 12’s - Coarse fishing any age, Parents welcome to join in the coarse fishing) April 12th Bake Lakes, Trerulefoot, Near Saltash Cornwall.
Book a place in advance. Call 01208 265012 for booking forms, or download one from our website www.environment-agency.gov.uk
All events are FREE and there is no need to buy a rod licence. More events later in the year!
Pictured are Amber Gallop and Ken Hart (Threemilestone Angling Club) enjoying a day fishing in the sun in 2011 So why not try fishing? It’s a hobby that’s good for you and your family, and you’ll soon realise why it’s the most popular outdoor sport in the country. You do not require a rod licence for any of the events organised by the Agency although a licence is normally required if you are over twelve years old, and you are fishing for freshwater fish (Salmon, Trout, and coarse fish).
A full year’s adult trout and coarse licence costs £27.00, but you can also buy a single day’s licence for only £3.75.
Under 16s get a full year for only £5.00.
You can buy a rod licence by following the link from our web site, www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/recreation/fishing/ or from any Post Office. Our telephone sales line is 0844 800 5386. Phone lines are open from 8.30am - 8pm daily from March to September, and 8.30am - 6pm daily from October to February. Not only is a rod licence a legal requirement, but we use the money to protect and improve fishing in England and Wales.
Sally-Anne Gallop Technical Officer