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23 JUNE 2018

What is World Fishing Day?
A day to celebrate the magic of fishing and bring anglers together through a network of local fishing events and a groundbreaking live fishing broadcast from 24 locations over 24 hours.
What is World Fishing Day?
The broadcast will come from iconic fishing locations around the world, meet the celebrities who love to fish, look at conservation issues surrounding fishing.
What is World Fishing Day?
The events and broadcast will explore how anglers have united to tackle these issues and honour the people and organisations using fishing to deliver social and health benefits to those in need.

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World Fishing Day locations

What better excuse to go fishing than World Fishing Day! Use the map below to discover events in your area and our planned filming locations.

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam
million recreational anglers
hour live broadcast
locations worldwide
local free fishing events

Meet the Ambassadors

Mathew Wright
British TV presenter, journalist and broadcaster
“I first got into fishing when I was just 8 years old and it’s been a huge passion of mine ever since – it’s such a therapeutic sport speckled with moments of magic and excitement. Everyone should try it! By highlighting the risks to fish and the environment through World Fishing Day, we can protect them and the sport of angling for generations to come.”
Julian Lewis Jones
Actor, TV presenter and saltwater angler
“As a lifelong Fisherman who grew up on the Island of Anglesey, the ocean was a huge part of my childhood and being involved in fishing from a young age has been integral to my life.
I am hugely proud to be part of “World Fishing Day” and I truly believe that we as a global fishing community can have a positive influence on our environment, our children and our future.
Get out there and fish!”
Luana Pigatto
Pro angler and TV host
Since the beginning of time mankind lived in close contact with nature and our body and mind were in perfect harmony with the environment. Today we live in a concrete jungle with not much escape from it. The sport of fishing is one of the most precious ways of staying in touch with nature!
James Murray
“For some religion is the answer, for others it’s the bottle. For me it’s fly fishing. I’m honoured to be an ambassador for this pioneering project.”
Rob Hughes
CarpTeam England Manager / TV Presenter
“World Fishing Day? what a great idea. Can’t think of a better thing to do that celebrate this wonderful sport of ours on a global basis. 24 hours of fantastic fishing from around the globe including features, tips, competitions and just some good old fashioned fishing fun. Winner!”
Babs Kijewski
Professional all-round angler
“This could be like the Christmas for anglers – we can give the gift of fishing to all the people who’ve never tried it!”
Marina Gibson
Fishing guide and journalist
“The age-old stereotype is that fishing is an old man’s sport, but it’s not the case!
I’m always trying to get more women and younger people involved in the sport, hence why I’m thrilled to be part of World Fishing Day.
It’s a great idea and the perfect platform to showcase the pleasures and benefits of angling in an inclusive and inspiring way.”
Ant Glascoe Jr
Professional predator angler and TV presenter
“I’m so stoked to be involved in something this bad ass! I’m so passionate about introducing new people to fishing – the times I spent fishing with my Dad were so special to me.”
Fiona Armstrong
TV presenter and fly fisher
‘How exciting – to be joining hundreds of millions of anglers around the world to mark World Fishing Day. Ladies – we need more of you…!’
April Vokey
Fly fishing journalist and presenter
“As someone who didn’t come from a fishing family, finding like-minded people and activities was once very hard for me. One of the many reasons I fish is because I believe fishing is one of the last activities we as human beings can participate in that is as old as we are a species. My hope is that World Fishing Day will bring communities together and inspire a new generation to discover the joys and beauty of this sport, just as I have been fortunate enough to do.”
Valgerður Árnadóttir
Fishing blogger
“For those of us passionate fishermen, World Fishing Day will be a celebration that will bring anglers together. It will open our eyes to the possibilities of fishing around the world and give the opportunity to not only view but experience what is going on live on the other side ofthe globe. I find it thrilling to be able to take part in World Fishing Day and am already counting down to June 23rd.”
Charles Jardine
Professional Fisherman
“Fishing TV – those lovely folk that brought you CHALK and other fishing feasts – are to be applauded to the rafters for the sheer vision and audacity in bringing the fishing Globe together in a 24 hour celebration of our fabulous sport. I am immensely proud and humbled to be asked to be an ambassador to this adventure. Amazing”
Rae Borras
Founder of FishingTV
“I’ve been a passionate angler all my life, and I founded FishingTV to help spread the word about the amazing experiences one can have while fishing.”
Thom Hunt
TV Presenter and pro angler
“I love the idea of world fishing day, bringing passionate anglers together from all over the globe. It doesn’t matter what corner of the planet you are from, we all speak the same (fishy) language.”
Ian Chillcott
Professional Carp Fisherman
“Probably the most fantastic idea I’ve ever heard of, and it’s simply amazing that it hasn’t been done before!! I hope that everyone in the world of fishing will get involved. From the biggest brands to the guys and girls on the bank, there will be many ways to get involved… and who wouldn’t want to be part of such a massive occasion? I’m so proud to support the World Fishing Day and encourage everyone to do the same.”
Ian Gordon
Professional salmon fishing guide
“Salmon fishing has been part of my life for as long as I can remember, but a variety of factors have seen the number of fish returning to European rivers dropping away over the last few decades. World Fishing Day offers a great opportunity to raise awareness of this and many other conservation issues that are close to the hearts of anglers around the world. There’s a lot of us out there and together we can help turn the tide back in the favour of the fish we love to catch.”
Steve Fitzpatrick
Editor-in-Chief of Bauer Media’s angling portfolio
“World Fishing Day is a brilliant initiative and our market-leading brands are proud to be supporting it.
“We’re urging all anglers to get out there on June 23, get involved in World Fishing Day, and be part of this global family.”
James Stokoe
Winner of BBC’s ‘The Big Fish Off’ and Professional Fishing Guide
“Its an absolute privilege to have been asked to be an ambassador and be part of Fishing TV’s World fishing day as any day that brings this incredible community even closer together is something I will always support, it also gives anglers a chance to showcase just how incredible the fish and locations they target are from all 4 corners of the earth, this day is going to go down in angling TV history.”
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