Welcome to angling, the largest participation sport in the UK! Fishing isn’t just about catching fish (otherwise it would be called catching!), it is also about understanding and being part of the environment around us and helping to preserve that for future generations.

You will enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our great countryside and you will never forget the thrill and excitement of catching your first fish!

Sitting on the bank you will experience the changing of the seasons and see more wildlife than if you was to go and try to find it yourself.

This guide is aimed at new anglers who want to coarse fish in lakes but the same principles can also be applied to Rivers, Canals, and Gravel Pits etc.

Enjoy your fishing, but remember that water can be very dangerous, so do take care!

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