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Free Let’s Fish! – 01/06/22 – Hooton – Learn to Fish session

1 June @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to learn to fish but didn’t know where to start? Join us at one of our free, award-winning Let’s Fish! events.

Learn to fish with our team of professionally qualified and licensed angling coaches. All bait, equipment, permits and licence are provided. All you need to do is book in and turn up on time on the day.

Booking information

Please book one time slot per person, ensuring that the ticket is in the correct name of the actual participant who intends to fish. Multiple bookings using the same participant name will not be accepted. On the day, you must arrive 5 to 10 minutes before your allocated start time.


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Who are these events for?

These one-hour sessions are available to all adults and for children aged from six years old and upwards who are interested in trying out a potential new hobby. Everyone is welcome however experience has taught us that these introductory events have typically proved absolutely brilliant for children between the ages of 7 and 15. Children under the age of six must not be booked in separately; but should usually be able to have a quick taster by sharing a slot on the day with an older sibling or parent. If this option is exercised, a paper consent form will need to be completed on the day. When we are not fully booked, we will allow walk-in participants on the same basis.

Cost of Event

This event is free for all participants who attend on the day. However, if you have booked on, subsequently fail to cancel and simply don’t show up on the day, you are liable to be invoiced for the standard £50.00 administration fee, chargeable for each ticket booked.

Therefore, if your circumstances do suddenly change and you find you are no longer able to attend, you must cancel using one of these three mechanisms:

• 1 The preferred method is via the Eventbrite ticket booking system using the link that you can find on your ticket. This can be found at the bottom of your ticket and has a link directly to “cancel my ticket”.

• 2 By email lets.fish@canalrivertrust.org.uk giving details of date, time, venue and participants in your email message. Don’t email if within than 48hours of the event, instead please use option 1 above or in an emergency 3 below.

• 3 In the event of an unforeseen emergency within 48 hours of the event, by telephoning the lead coach named in your final reminder email which will have been sent to you approximately 48 hours before the commencement of event.

We ask for your co-operation in this matter. This will allow others who would otherwise have regrettably missed out due to lack of space, the opportunity to attend this event.

Covid-19 Guidelines

If you have Covid-19 symptoms or if you have been told to self-isolate, you must not attend. Please cancel your ticket as set out above. For your safety, fishing equipment will be cleaned between sessions. Latest government guideless around Covid will apply to the Let’s Fish programme.

Commonwealth Games Regional Celebration events

We are holding around 20 events this year and there is sure to be one near you. You will need your own basic fishing equipment at these events. For more information speak to your allocated coach on the day or follow the link.


National Celebration of young people and fishing

Each year, we hold a national celebration event open to all keen young anglers including all Let’s Fish participants aged between 7 & 20. It’s an experience that any young person should try at least once in their fishing journey. Check out our website for information on the event which will be held on the 17th & 18th September 2022 in the Midlands.


Commonwealth Games 2022

Would you be proud to represent your country in fishing? In July 2022 the Commonwealth Games are coming to the West Midlands. In 2022, the national celebration of young people and fishing will also incorporate a Commonwealth nations team component. To represent any Commonwealth overseas nations, we are keen to hear from young people who can trace their ancestry (parents, grandparents or great grandparents) back to any of the country’s listed below

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Dominica, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Cyprus, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Christopher and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, The Bahamas, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands.

Should you have connections with any of these listed counties, register your interest now by contacting lets.fish@canalrivertrust.org.uk with your name, date of birth and the name of the country of ancestral origin

Donate to Let’s Fish!

The Canal & River Trust’s Let’s Fish! campaign is free to attend as part of our work as a waterways and wellbeing charity to help everyone get out, get active and make their lives better by water by learning to fish. You can now support the work our teams do with children and families and make a donation on our website. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/donate

For more information on events and fishing tips visit the Canal & River trust website https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/fishing/lets-fish or email us at: lets.fish@canetalrivertrust.org.uk

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