NFM is now in its 26th year of unrivalled success, during which it has helped to introduce hundreds of thousands of people to a lifelong sport and the huge happiness it brings. Millions of anglers have discovered already that angling takes them to beautiful places to catch wonderful fish, making lots of new friends on the way. It’s both exciting and relaxing, generating huge personal satisfaction though close and informed contact with nature. Most of all, it’s great fun.
This year there are more than 250 events nationwide, listed online at www.nationalfishingmonth.com so there’ll be a participating venue close to everyone. Taking part is simplicity itself – just need to register online and then turn up. Everything will be provided without charge, and most people will experience the ultimate thrill of catching their first fish under the watchful guidance of their coach.
Everyone who takes part will go home with presents… a NFM ‘goody bag’ containing the ‘Get Into Fishing’ booklet full of information on how to get started and advice on different types of fishing, a log book to make a note of their first catches and a special certificate as a memento of their days free fishing.
Naidre Werner, Chairman of the Angling Trades Association which organises NFM, commented: ‘July and August really will be focused on angling. There are hundreds of events going on nationwide, beginning with a launch event at The Game Fair at Ragley Hall, near Evesham, Worcestershire (on 27th, 28th and 29th July). National Fishing Month will have its own fly and coarse teaching areas’.
Across the country, leading tackle company supporters such as Daiwa, Dinsmores, Fladen, Middy, Leeda, Pure Fishing and Angling Direct have all donated products and time in support of NFM so that tackle can be used on the bank for coaching and as prizes at events.
Details of events that are scheduled already are listed on the National Fishing Month website at www.nationalfishingmonth.com and can be viewed by entering your postcode. The nearest events and their details will then be shown and you will be able to book a coaching time to suit you.
National Fishing Month 2018 runs between 27th July and 2nd September.
Take a Friend Fishing: www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk
National Fishing Month: www.nationalfishingmonth.com
Angling Coaches: www.anglingtrust.net, www.paauk.co.uk, www.anglingcymru.org.uk
To buy a fishing licence: https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence
About National Fishing Month (27th July and 2nd September 2018)
National Fishing Month is a celebration of the sport of angling. It is organised and led by the Angling Trades Association with the Angling Trust, Angling Cymru, Game Angling Instructors Association, the Professional Anglers Association and the Environment Agency as supporting partners.
All over the country, qualified coaches give their time to welcome newcomers to the sport. Fees are waived and tackle is often made available free of charge by supporting manufacturers, fishery owners and retailers.
Established in 1992, National Fishing Month is celebrating its 26th year in 2018
About the Angling Trades Association
The Angling Trades Association is the only professional body to represent the angling industry in the UK. The Association counts amongst its membership base most of the UK’s major angling suppliers and wholesalers, as well as leading retailers, coarse fisheries and publishers. Dubbed the ‘governing body for the tackle trade’, the ATA is celebrating its 45th year in 2018.
The ATA’s aim is to promote, represent and protect the trade across all three angling disciplines - sea, game and coarse fishing. In so doing it strives to achieve not only long-term stability for the sport but, more importantly, growth and development.