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Win this great fishing tackle starter kit from Fishing Republic by entering our free prize draw.

Our team love fishing so to encourage others to join us we’ve teamed up with Fishing Republic (Go-Outdoors) who have donated a set of Shakespeare fishing tackle perfectly suited to get you or someone you know started. If your are already an angler it would make the ideal starter kit for a youngster who you would like to encourage into the sport.

Anyone who is interested in taking up angling but doesn’t know where to start should look at the Angling Trust’s Get Fishing initiative which is designed to help people of all ages and abilities to try fishing. The initiative is supported by a team of angling coaches and venues who are experienced in teaching beginners the basics of fishing.

Whatever type of fishing takes your fancy, ‘Get Fishing’ has something for everyone. The initiative offers a range of events and activities, including family fishing days, coaching sessions, and taster sessions. These events are held at locations all across the UK, making it easy for you to find one that’s convenient for you.

‘Get Fishing’ venues provide all the necessary equipment and gear for participants, so you don’t need to worry about taking anything along. The coaches will teach you everything you need to know about fishing from how to cast to how to land your first fish.

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Join our newsletter and get the chance to win this fantastic starter kit.

Join our newsletter and get the chance to win this fantastic starter kit, which has been kindly donated by Fishing Republic 

Anyone who joins our free monthly newsletter before the 16th June will be entered into a draw to win. If you’re already signed up you still need to enter to get a chance to win, but don’t worry – we’ll not subscribe you to our mailing list twice.

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All you have to do is enter your name and email address in the boxes below and tick the accept terms and conditions.

What do I win?

  1. Shakespeare 4M Whip set – which includes a pole rig, ready to bait up and get in the water. Just add some bait, what could be easier!
  2. Shakespeare 9ft Float and Reel set – This nice little two piece rod and lightweight rear drag reel (line included) is the perfect starter kit.
  3. Tackle box – This little box is packed full of useful stuff you need, floats, hooks, weights, feeders, disgorger, swivels, line and even a catapult – awesome!
  4. Landing net – Folds away neatly and is lightweight. Perfect for landing that first perch, roach or even something a bit bigger if you are lucky!
  5. Unhooking Mat – Fish care is important – so when you net that bigger fish, you’ll have a safe surface to unhook your fish on. In the meantime it doubles as an excellent seat pad!

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  1. By entering the competition you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. All entries must be received by June the 16th and One (1) winner in Great Britain will be selected at random by our team and the winner will be notified on or after this date.
  2. No purchase necessary. Winners will not be required to pay to enter the competition. Only one entry per person per competition will be accepted. Duplicates entries will automatically be removed and disqualified.
  3. We will not be held liable for any failure of receipt of entries. We do not take any responsibility for any entries which are lost, delayed, illegible, corrupted, damaged, incomplete or otherwise invalid.
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  5. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we shall not be liable under or in connection with these terms and conditions, the competition or any Prize for any indirect, special or consequential cost, expense, loss or damage suffered by a participant even if such cost, expense, loss or damage was reasonably foreseeable or might reasonably have been contemplated by the participant and us and whether arising from breach of contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise.
  6. Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available. Where a Prize becomes unavailable for any reason, we reserve the right to substitute that prize for a prize of equal or higher value.
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Written by Steve
Steve's been an angler since the age of 12, when he caught his first perch on his local canal in Warwickshire. An avid float angler for over 30 years, Steve's just as passionate about angling now, whether stick float fishing on the Avon or at his local gravel pit fishing for spring time Tench.

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