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National Fishing Month 2016 Starts on 26th July

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National Fishing Month 2016 Starts on 26th July

Bored with politics and fed up with the football results? Why not have a go at fishing during National Fishing Month and maybe discover a brand new hobby or re-discover a long-lost one!





Source: Angling Trades Association

Fishing is well-known for its capacity to help you to relax into a new, fascinating world, the ideal antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life - a way to avoid the constant barrage of political opinions and the disappointing performance of our national football team. It transports you to the heart of nature and the many intriguing plants and animals that live there. By attending a National Fishing Month event this summer, you could experience the joys of fishing yourself.

A great way to enjoy yourself this summer, get outdoors and become healthy is to take part in one of the 250 National Fishing Month (NFM) events across the UK. You will be joining thousands of young people, parents, grandparents and friends who enjoy quality family time together at the waterside over the holiday period. It’s a hugely satisfying way to strengthen relationships and become active together, and it often leads to lasting hobby and a passion for angling.

Fly fishing on the menu

There are many exciting events across the UK planned for the first weekend of National Fishing Month.  One such showcase event is being held at the Sportfish Game Fishing Centre at Theale in Reading on Friday 22nd July.

With a customised day full of hands-on angling opportunities, the event focus is on youngsters and newcomers and falls in line with the core ethos of NFM. There will be tutored fishing on the lake, one-to-one advice from some of the biggest names in the sport, and demonstrations throughout the day that will illustrate just how easy it is to get started. 

NFM coordinator Naidre Werner commented: "I am absolutely delighted that Sportfish have kindly offered us their amazing facilities to ensure that National Fishing Month gets off to a fantastic, flying start."

There are at least 20 other events being organised across the country during the first weekend of National Fishing Month. One of which will be held at Northlands Park, Felmores Road, Basildon, Essex on Saturday 23rd July, where coarse angling coaches will be offering sessions on the lake in the park, alongside pond dipping and rig-tying clinics.

National Fishing Month is a celebration of the sport of angling and is organised by the Angling Trades Association in association with the Angling Trust, Angling Cymru, Canal and River Trust, the Professional Anglers Association and the Environment Agency.

How to take part

Fishing sessions at all NFM events can all be booked directly with the organiser online at www.nationalfishingmonth.com and with 250 events across the UK, there is bound to be one close to you. Get outdoors with your family and friends and have some fun!


*** National Fishing Month 2016 runs between 22nd July and 29th August. ***

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