Key angling participation events launch at The Game Fair in UK

The two largest events designed to get more people into angling in the UK will be launched at The Game Fair – the festival of the great British countryside – on July 29th.

National Fishing Month and Take A Friend Fishing are the main participation initiatives from the UK industry body the Angling Trades Association (ATA).

A celebration of angling in all its forms, National Fishing Month 2023, in conjunction with Take A Friend Fishing, and the ATA’s Get Into Fishing at the Game Fairs launch event represents the organisation’s biggest engagement support programme yet.

With more content than ever, more features, more interactive tools and more great prizes to be won in weekly competitions, new, current and lapsed anglers can engage and reconnect with the pastime of angling.

Supported by top angling brands, TV fishing celebrities including Paul Whitehouse and Jeremy Wade and many more associations connected to the sport and the angling environment, this summer’s NFM extravaganza means that anyone can take time out to experience the wellbeing and benefits of angling provided by major industry stakeholders whilst being entertained, coached and maybe even catch a fish or two along the way.

The events will run from July 29th to September 3rd.

ATA chairman Andrew Race said: “The Angling Trades Association is committed to long-term investment in angling to ensure access to angling for all.

Get into the fishing habit with National Fishing Month and Take A Friend Fishing and take time out to connect with nature. You won’t be disappointed.” In support of the above, ATA has designed a fully interactive media hub that provides you with all the information needed including downloads, useful contacts, links and image resources which can be accessed HERE