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Fishing, also called angling, is the sport of catching fish, freshwater or saltwater, typically with rod, line, and hook.

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An Overview of Fishing

Angling is a method of fishing by means of an "angle" (fish hook). The hook is usually attached to a fishing line and the line is often attached to a fishing rod.

Angling can be exciting and competition at the highest levels is fierce. It can also be very relaxing - often fishing sites are in tranquil settings, so its ideal if you're looking to unwind and lower your blood pressure. It's a perfect sport for people of all ages.

Angling is an excellent pastime for young people; it teaches them to concentrate, to interpret their surroundings, to visualise the invisible and to learn about triumph and disaster. It is something people can do throughout their lives in groups of any size, or enjoy by themselves.

The Angling Trust is the representative body for game, coarse and sea anglers in England. Their programmes aim to increase the number of anglers fishing for fun and in competitions.

Involvement

Visit the Get Fishing website to find out where to get involved.

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Get Hooked on Fishing

The aim is to create opportunities for young people - building a brighter future for them, their families and local community by delivering fun and interactive activities centered around angling.

Lets Fish!

Want to learn to fish? Get up and netting in no time. It’s a great way to relax and spend time in the fresh air with your family.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

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Angling Trust

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admin@anglingtrust.net
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0844 7700616
City of York Council Sport and Active Leisure

City of York Council Sport and Active Leisure

The Sport and Active Leisure team at the City of York Council provide support to local clubs and organisations regarding the sporting provision across the city. This includes providing information to York residents, signposting them to sporting opportunit