By / 24th August, 2017 / General / No Comments

fishing month

I have just returned from a three day stay at Kidwells House for a fishing trip.

This picture was taken on my last day fishing the Wye on 22nd August. I had seven barbell up to 8 lb.

Thanks for an enjoyable stay hopefully see you in mid-October.


National Fishing Month offers unique opportunities for the protection and promotion of angling. It has the potential to:-

  • Increase the number of people getting involved in the sport.
  • Inform the general public about the economic, social and environmental benefits of angling.
  • Influence decisions about access, environmental policy and wildlife management so that they take the importance of angling into account.
  • Improve diversity amongst anglers to counter any perception that it is exclusively a male, white, able-bodied only pursuit.

National Fishing Month is a celebration of the sport of angling. All over the country qualified coaches give their time to welcome newcomers to this marvellous sport. Fees are waived and tackle is often made available free of charge too. Events are organised around the UK to show people who have never fished before how to do it.

What actually happens?

From 21st July to 3rd September, there are hundreds of locally organised angling events. These events offer non-anglers the opportunity to be taught how to fish, FREE OF CHARGE, by a qualified licensed Coach and within a controlled environment.

Organisers can be angling clubs, schools, tackle shops, fisheries – in fact, anyone with an interest in fishing. Many clubs and societies use National Fishing Month as a way of increasing membership.