Introduction to Fishing



  • 10:00 - 17:00

  • 10:00 - 17:00

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  • All the family
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It's National Fishing Month!

Introduction to Fishing | Meriden, Coventry

This year sees Shimano UK supporting National fishing Month with a two day event at the fantastic Packington Somers fisheries in Warwickshire.

Shimano UK are offering the chance to try the wonderful sport of fishing completely free of charge on Wednesday August 17th and Thursday August 18th. Across the two days Shimano UK will be offering taster sessions so you can try your hand at one of the most popular fishing disciplines of Coarse and Carp

All fishing tackle and bait will be provided so all you need to register your interest and arrive on the day. The events main aim is to encourage anyone who is interested in angling the opportunity to try it out completely free of charge with Shimano UK providing all of the relevant tackle and bait.

Cost: Free

Dates: Wednesday 17th August and Thursday 18th August 

Times: 10:00 - 17:00 

Venue: Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, CV7 7PL

Booking: YOU MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE – see links below for where to book online.

Location information: Access is off Hampton Lane (B4102), Located on the same site as Stonebridge Golf Club and Somers Wood Caravan Park

Refreshments: Onsite cafe serving food and hot and cold drinks.

Parking information: Adequate onsite parking for all

Aimed at: Everyone! Young people, women and those with a disability are really welcome. This event is for anybody who is interested in an angling taster session. Families and kids of all ages and experience levels. People under the age of 18, or vulnerable people under 21 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

What happens on the day: The angling activities on offer are designed to encourage adults, children and young people to discover what angling is all about and take up angling. You’ll find out how to use fishing fishing rods, reels, line and tackle to catch fish and return them safely. Get Fishing Volunteers will be on hand to help, give fishing tips and provide you with more info about your local club or fishery so you know how to go fishing again next time.