Winter is a fantastic time of year to get outdoors and enjoy some time next to the water. The new Get Fishing Winter Series with Jimmy Willis will show some of the benefits of getting outside with a rod in the colder months.
**This video was filmed before the national lockdown. On the date of release (Friday 15th January) fishing is allowed as exercise, if you: stay local, limit time outdoors, respect gathering limits and stay socially distanced. Get the current details at www.anglingtrust.net/covid-19 **
In this episode, Jimmy goes out with James Roche for some free fishing on the River Thames at Walton-on-Thames, North Surrey.
Immersing oneself in the English countryside is a great way to relax and lower the stress levels, during what can be a busy time of year for many people. Angling is the perfect fit for staying active outdoors, and with physical activity playing a vital role in both our physical and mental wellbeing, a fishing trip with a mate or family member means you can stay active.
At this time of year there are still loads of fisheries, lakes, stretches or river and canal open all over the country, that are perfect to visit even in colder weather.
For our latest guidelines to anglers, clubs, fisheries, coaches and other angling organisations to ensure fishing complies with the latest Government guidance during the Covid-19 epidemic, head over to – https://anglingtrust.net/covid-19/
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: https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences
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.