FREE one day rod licence for June 16th!

Take A Friend Fishing is back and we are giving away FREE one-day rod licences as the perfect gift for Father's Day.

The 2013 river coarse fishing season starts on Father's Day, and Environment Agency annual rod licence holders can take a friend or family member fishing with them for free on June 16 using the rod licence on page 23 of this week's paper.

Geoff Bateman, the EA's head of fisheries and biodiversity, said: "Fishing is a fantastic way to enjoy the open air, our wildlife and our waterways, and it's great to go fishing with the family. It's one of the cheapest and most popular sports out there, and makes a great Father's Day gift."

As with previous TAFF initiatives, all that is needed is to cut out or print the rod licence voucher, fill in the person's details, validate it online at, read the terms and conditions, grab your tackle, bait and voucher then go fishing!

The vouccher can be used on rivers and stream as well as stillwaters.