After its official opening at the CLA Game Fair yesterday, it's full steam ahead for National Fishing
Month (NFM) organised by the Angling Trades Association and its
supporting partners. To date, over 250 events have been registered on the official NFM website
(www.nationalfishingmonth.com), each detailing when, where and how anyone who wants to learn more about fishing can take part at events in their local area.
Professional Anglers’ Association (PAA) is just one of many bodies that
support National Fishing Month. This year, it has kindly donated a
four-figure sum of cash to support the running of the initiative. This
is over and above the many hours of support and coaching that the PAA
coaches and Directors give in running their own NFM events as well as
coaching at showcase events such as the CLA Game Fair and the Evesham
The CLA Game Fair at Ragley Hall heralded the launch
of NFM yesterday, with coarse and game coaching sessions on the lake
organised by members of the PAA and the Game Anglers Instructors
Everyone who participates in a NFM event will
receive a ‘goody bag’ containing a ‘Get into Fishing’ booklet full of
information on how to get started and advice on different types of
fishing, stickers and a fishing log book. They will also be presented
with a certificate of participation as a memento of their day's fishing.
number of ATA manufacturer members have donated tackle and products to
NFM organisers. These generous companies include Daiwa, Dinsmores,
Hardy/Greys, Lureflash, Maver, Leeda, Pure Fishing, Shimano, Tricast,
Korda, Middy and Nash Tackle. High street retailer, Sports Direct, has
donated a significant number of its bespoke fishing kits, which will be
used as prizes at a number of events across the country.
of its supporting package for NFM, the Environment Agency has waived any
day licence fees for people taking part in a registered NFM event.
can definitely make a difference to anyone who is introduced to the
sport and taking part in a National Fishing Month event could be the
first step to a new hobby. To find an event near to you, visit www.nationalfishingmonth.com