Chris Tarrant backs National Fishing Month 2010

Famous angler and TV personality Chris Tarrant, presenter of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, has thrown his support behind National Fishing Month 2010 – the Environment Agency and angling trade-sponsored drive to get more newcomers into the sport.

Set to be launched at the Go Fishing Show on July 17, and running until August 15, National Fishing Month allows clubs and fisheries to run events where beginners can try their hand at angling by receiving a free coaching session with tackle and bait provided.

Fanatical angler Chris, photographed here with a 60lb-plus brace of carp shared with A Passion For Angling presenter Bob James, is keen for everyone to take part.

“Fishing has kept me focused and I can’t imagine life without it. That’s why I believe a concept like National Fishing Month gives anyone and everyone the chance to have a go and enjoy the sport I love so much,” said Chris.