The Environment Agency and Angling Trust are running their first ever Twitter chat to mark the final week of National Fishing Month.
Anglers can participate in a Twitter conversation titled ‘The Future of Fishing’ by following the #FamilyFishing hash tag between 1pm and 2pm on Thursday 22 August 2013.
Paul Lidgett, Environment Agency Fisheries Adviser and Mark Lloyd, Angling Trust Chief Executive will be on hand to answer questions on youth angling participation and to discuss ways to get more people out fishing.
The one-off event comes during the last week of National Fishing Month which offers hundreds of local opportunities designed to get more people out fishing.
The Environment Agency has kept the annual rod licence price the same for the fourth year running – £27 to fish for coarse & trout, £72 for salmon & sea trout. Licences for juniors (aged 12-16) are just £5 per year and children under 12 can fish for free. Other concessions and short term licences are available.
Buy a rod licence online, visit any Post Office branch or call the Environment Agency on 0844 800 5386.
How to join
To join in ‘The Future of Fishing’ Twitter chat, log on to Twitter and search for the hash tag #FamilyFishing at 1pm on Thursday 22 August 2013. Any questions or comments should use the hash tag #FamilyFishing for the Environment Agency or Angling Trust to see it.
Follow Angling Trust @AnglingTrust for the latest news on fishing and Environment Agency @EnvAgency for wider environmental protection work.
The Environment Agency has over 50 staff on Twitter including specialists in fisheries, biodiversity, waste regulation and water quality. To follow them, see the full list on Twitter.
National Fishing Month
To date, over 300 events (running between 19 July and 26 August 2013) have been registered on the official National Fishing Month website each detailing when, where and how anyone who wants to learn more about fishing can take part at events in their local area. National Fishing Month is organised and run by the Angling Trades Association in partnership with the Environment Agency and the Angling Trust.