ANGLERS can reel in their friends and family to give fishing a try for free during the first week of the 2014 river coarse fishing season.

The annual Take A Friend Fishing (TAFF) campaign will see Environment Agency annual rod licence holders able to take a friend or family members fishing for free from Monday, June 16 to Sunday, June 22.

The campaign has been organised and run by the Angling Trades Association in association with the Environment Agency and supported by Angling Trust fishery members.

To take part, print the rod licence voucher from, fill in the person’s details, validate it online at and read the terms and conditions.

People should take the validated free licence voucher with them while the member needs to hold a current rod licence and carry it for inspection.

Pictures from the day, including venue name, catch details, captor’s name and daytime telephone number, can be sent to