Discover what angling is all about and how to take up fishing at these free events as part of the Get Fishing Awards from the Angling Trust.

Over three sessions at either Darracott or Porth reservoirs, learn the basics of how to catch fish and return them safely.

You’ll find out how to use fishing rods, reels, line and tackle. There will be Get Fishing volunteers on hand to give tips and help to assess participants in order to award the brand new Get Fishing Award. They’ll also provide you with more info about your local club or fishery, so you know where to go fishing next time.

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 which we are delivering at Darracott and Porth on the following dates:


  • Saturday 29 July (Bronze)
  • Saturday 12 August (Silver)
  • Saturday 26 August (Gold)


  • Sunday 30 July (Bronze)
  • Sunday 13 August (Silver)
  • Sunday 27 August (Gold)

Bronze Award

The Environment Agency provide a free rod licence for the event so that everyone can discover what angling is all about.

Silver Awards 

Working with smaller groups of the participants from Bronze sessions this award provides a more in-depth guide. At the end participants will be fishing confidently on their own!

Gold Award

This session will enable a participant to go fishing by themselves. Knot tying, fish welfare and the finer details will be covered. Depending on age, the angler will be shown how to register and pay for their fishing licence and complete their angler journey.

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