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Now's the time to Take a Friend Fishing

Get a FREE one day fishing licence for a friend

You can fish safely and enjoy being outdoors again!

About Take a Friend Fishing

During Take a Friend Fishing anglers will be able to register for a free one day Environment Agency Fishing Licence to take a friend, family member or colleague fishing.

It doesn’t matter who they are – we just want them to go fishing with a licence holding angler and enjoy the wonders of fishing and all of its proven health and wellbeing benefits.

The recent boom in angling has demonstrated the interest from the public to go fishing and we want to make it as easy as possible to do that – there has never been a better time to take someone you know fishing.

All you need to do is fill in the form below, provide some basic details and the date of you want to go. Your friend will get an email asking them to confirm some personal details and as soon as that’s done you’ll receive their free licence.

The good thing is that you can take a copy on your phone and just show any Environment Agency Officers that.

Take a Friend Fishing is a brilliant way of introducing a new person to angling and you can still do it while you “socially distance”.

Contacts for Take a Friend Fishing:

North Region

Daniel Williams

Darren Birch

South Region

Dean Asplin

Clive Copeland

East Region

David Munt

07854 239 715 


James Roche

West Region

Dave Evans

Richard Hadley

Take a Friend Fishing is brought to you by


Getting more people fishing

The Angling Trust is committed to getting more people fishing more often, increasing the diversity of participants and raising the standards of safeguarding and coaching.

Working in collaboration with other partners including the Environment Agency, Sport England, Canal and Rivers Trust, Get Hooked on Fishing and the Angling Trade Association, in the last two years alone we have run over 1800 events across the country, introducing 47,000 adults and 30,000 juniors to the sport.

You can see more of our work at

Introduction events organised in the last two years

Coaches trained

Juniors and Adults introduced in the last two years