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Get Fishing events are fun, friendly and safe fishing days for families and individuals of all abilities

Cost: £8.50

Booking: None required – just turn up and #GetFishing!

Times: 09.00 to 13.00

Venue: Seven Lakes Fishery, Paices Wood Country Park, RG7 4PG

Type of Fishing: Coarse angling

Come and try fishing at our quality assured angling events and discover the wonders of angling! Whether you’re fishing for the first time, heading out for a day out with the family, or getting back into angling, fishing is a great way to get out there doing something different and will teach kids new outdoor skills.

Everything you need to catch your first fish or learn more about fishing is provided and our friendly volunteers will make you welcome. So, come on – Get Fishing!

The Angling Trust have developed the Get Fishing Awards to help take you on the first steps of your angling journey – from the unforgettable excitement of catching your first fish, right through to becoming a more experienced angler who can set up tackle, safely return your own fish and have the correct Environment Agency fishing licence.

You can’t easily fit all of this into a short ‘taster session’ so the Angling Trust have created a simple three-step programme.

At the end of the Get Fishing Award pathway, you will have received a badge for each of three sessions – Have a Go, New Angler and Angler.

The Get Fishing Awards programme starts with a simple, short, active angling taster session with the focus on giving you the chance of catching a fish.

Additional Info: Seven Lakes Fishery has set aside lakes 4 and 5 for beginners or those who seek to take part in the Get Fishing Awards. Whips and fishing tackle will be supplied for children if required. Bailiffs will give rig tips and help to assess participants in order to award the brand new Get Fishing Award (Bronze Level).

Perfect for: Families and kids of all ages and experience levels. People under the age of 18, or vulnerable people under 21 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

What happens on the day: This event is part of the BRAND NEW Get Fishing Awards. All adults, children and young people attending will discover what angling is all about and how to take up fishing. You’ll find out how to use fishing tackle and bait to catch fish and return them safely. Get Fishing volunteers overseeing the event will provide you with more info about your local club or fishery, so you know where to go fishing next time.

Tackle: Tackle, and everything else to catch a fish will be provided on the day. Just come along – you can bring any of your own equipment if you would like and we can help you with that also.

Anything else? Outdoor events are weather dependent so please bring something to keep you dry and/or sunblock and a drink. For events including “game angling” we recommend that you wear a hat and glasses/sunglasses to protect your head and eyes while casting.

Disability information: Volunteers and coaches at Get Fishing events are provided with essential best practice guidance on working with and planning events for disabled and mobility impaired people. Please check with the venue contact about the facilities available.

Do you want to get into the sport and want to fish with others of the same ability? Come along to our community run days where local anglers and Seven Lakes Bailiffs are on hand to help with any questions about the sport that you may have or to explain rigs, tackle and the rules of fishing and watercraft.

Meet from 9am at lakes 4&5

We provide extra bait to fish as part of the Get Fishing Awards group only. On your first and second session a rod license is not required as a special offer with a Get Fishing Awards ticket only (in association with the Angling Trust).

Open to members of the public, day ticket holders and season ticket holders. *You must purchase 1 ticket per person online if you are wanting to attend and fish on the day.

Enter the ‘Get Fishing Awards’
For each session completed, you gain a certificate from the Angling Trust

Day 1 Bronze – Water safety, fish care and learn how to tie a hook and bait up
Day 2 Silver – Casting, landing a fish, discorging and safe release
Day 3 Gold – Buy your own rod license and successfully fish unaided


Event Contact: Roy Young

Venue Contact: 0118 940 8500

Angling Trust Contact: Dean Asplin
Partnership Development Manager (Southern)
Angling Trust
07854 239 731