So, you’re keen to learn to fish or curious to try out fishing but not quite sure how to start? Join the Canal and River Trust at this upcoming Let’s Fish! event in Normanton.

This event is provided by Five Towns Fishing which aims to promote health and well being for children, adults and families in the community, with funding from Live Well Wakefield

Adults are encouraged on these events, parents have a go at fishing with your sons and daughters, grandparents with grandchildren, enjoy the health and wellbeing of just being by the canal side, maybe catching a few fish. Adults without children come and enjoy the relaxation that angling brings.

Learn to fish with a team of professionally qualified and licensed angling coaches. All bait, equipment, permits and licence are provided. You’ll be taught the basics of fishing tackle, how to correctly hold a pole, bait the hook, recognise bites, land and unhook fish and much more. You’ll also be advised on best value for money equipment to help you get started on your own and point you in the direction of a suitable local club when you are ready for it.

Booking information

Please book one time slot per person, ensuring the ticket is in the correct name of the actual participant who intends to fish. Multiple bookings using the same participants name won’t be accepted. On event day, arrive 5 to 10 minutes before your allocated start time. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Who are these events for?

The one-hour sessions are open to all adults and children aged from 6 years old and upwards who are seriously interested in trying out a fascinating new hobby. Experience shows these introductory learn to fish events are absolutely brilliant for children between the ages of 7 and 15. We encourage parents to book in and have a go too, so you can learn to fish as a family. We welcome participants returning multiple times especially those on their journey towards the national celebration of young people and fishing.

What do I need to bring?

All fishing equipment and bait is supplied however you should wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions and you MUST bring a chair for anyone who spectating.

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.

Venue opening hours

Monday : Open

Tuesday : Open

Wednesday : Open

Thursday : Open

Friday : Open

Saturday : Open

Sunday : Open

Venue Details

Find us at

Foxholes Lane, Normanton, WF6 2PE