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In this video, Jimmy Willis from the Get Fishing Team will cover everything you need to start float fishing. Don’t worry if you’ve never been fishing before, because we are going to cover the equipment you’ll need, how to set it up, how to safely catch and return a fish plus loads more!

If you have any more questions, please do let us know in the comments, as we want to help you get out fishing, on your own!


Thanks to Angling Direct for allowing us to giveaway the AD Get Fishing Float Pack used in this video.

All you have to do is comment on this video and let us know why you want to get into angling, or why you’re getting back into angling?

The deadline for entering is the 16th of October.

As in each video, we will be using an Angling Trust Qualified Licensed Coach to demonstrate how to use the equipment and how to set it up. In this episode, we have, Dean Asplin.

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What equipment do you need to go float fishing?

10ft – 12ft waggler/float rod
2500 – 4000 size reel
4lb – 6lb line
Hooks to nylon – size 16 hooks
Bait box
Some waggler floats
Split shot
Unhooking mat
Landing net: 16inch – 26inch

You will need a rod fishing licence from the Environment Agency to fish for freshwater fish in England (except the River Tweed), Wales and the Border Esk region of Scotland. You can purchase one here:

Licences for children aged between 13 and 16 are free, but you’ll still need to get one.

You must always carry your rod fishing licence when you’re fishing or you could be prosecuted.

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Whenever you leave the water, remember to Check Clean Dry!

Check your gear after leaving the water for mud, aquatic animals or plant material. Remove anything you find and leave it at the site.

Clean everything thoroughly as soon as you can, paying attention to nets, waders, and areas that are damp and hard to access. Use hot water if possible.

Dry everything for as long as possible before using elsewhere as some invasive plants and animals can survive for two weeks in damp conditions.

You can also check out: for more information and to find an event near you.

A big thank you to Longbridge lake for letting us film this video.

No excuses, get out there, get fishing – brought to you by the Angling Trust.

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