The first Family Fishing season has been hailed a huge success with thousands of people introduced to the sport across the UK.
Organised by angling charity Get Hooked on Fishing and the Angling Trust, the national campaign saw events taking place at dozens of venues, with experts on hand to help newcomers catch their first fish.
Sarah Collins, Get Hooked on Fishing’s chief executive officer, said: “We wanted to show how fishing is a fun activity that families can do together.”
Angling Trust chief Mark Lloyd also hailed the initiative a success. “It has introduced thousands of people of all ages to the joys of fishing in a family-friendly, safe environment, with the help of hundreds of coaches licensed by the Angling Trust,” he said, “And it would not have been possible without licence funding from the Environment Agency and sponsors such as Glasgow Angling Centre. We are already working up plans for more and bigger events throughout the year to build a sustainable future for our sport.”