Get a free rod licence to Take a Friend Fishing

To encourage existing anglers to introduce family members or friends to the sport, this year's 'Take a Friend Fishing' campaign is offering a free one-day rod licence for those new to the sport.

To take a family member or friend on a fishing session between July 18 and midnight on July 27 2014, cut out the FREE rod licence QR voucher (worth £3.75) which can be downloaded from:

As with previous TAFF initiatives this year, when you've chosen where you'd like to fish all you need to do to complete the rod licence voucher is fill in the person's details, validate it online at, read the Terms and Conditions, grab tackle, bait and voucher - and go fishing!

Each free licence voucher is valid for one day only for all coarse fish and non-migratory trout waters within England and Wales.

In additional to a FREE rod licence, your family member or friend can also fish for free at a number of Angling Trust fishery and club member venues. These fisheries have pledged to support the Take a Friend Fishing campaign during National Fishing Month by offering FREE day tickets or member passes so that your friend can fish for nothing on their waters. Some of them may also be organising National Fishing Month events - check for participating venues in your area.

Angling Trades Association Chief Executive Officer, Dr Bruno Broughton said: "Take a Friend Fishing is a simple but highly successful way to help people into angling and begin their life-long passion for catching fish. If you have your own full annual licence, we would love you to use the one-day licence voucher for a friend or family member during National Fishing Month."

The Take A Friend Fishing team welcomes feedback on how people enjoyed the day, together with e-mailed pictures - including venue name, catch details, captor's name and daytime telephone number. These should be sent to:

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