People will have the chance to experience the health benefits of fishing this half term school holiday with a free angling taster session.

Made possible with the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the Canal & River Trust and Angling Trust are holding a special Let’s Fish! event at the Grand Union Canal in Cassiobury Park, Watford on October 31 encouraging families to have a go at fishing.

It’s part of a series of events the organisations are running at locations up and down the country – with almost 300 sessions having already taken place this year. The sessions encourage people to get outdoors and experience the peaceful family time offered by fishing.

Visitors will be taught the basics of fishing by a professional angling coach and get the opportunity to learn about the fish found in canals and rivers.

All tackle and bait as well as a rod licence and fishing permit is provided.

The day will run from 10am to 4.30pm. To book, visit