The Environment Agency and Angling Trust are running their first ever Twitter chat to mark the final week of National Fishing Month.

Anglers can participate in a Twitter conversation titled ‘The Future of Fishing’ by following the #FamilyFishing hash tag between 1 – 2pm on Thursday, August 22, 2013.

Paul Lidgett, Environment Agency fisheries adviser and Mark Lloyd, Angling Trust chief executive will be on hand to answer questions on youth angling participation and to discuss ways to get more people out fishing.

The one-off event comes before the last week of National Fishing Month which runs hundreds of local events designed to get more people out fishing.

The Environment Agency has kept the annual rod licence price the same for the fourth year running – £27 to fish for coarse & trout, £72 for salmon & sea trout.

Licences for juniors (aged 12-16) are just £5 per year and children under 12 can fish for free. Other concessions and short term licences are available.

Buy a rod licence online http://www.postoffice.co.uk/rod-fishing-licence, visit any Post Office or call the Environment Agency on 0844 800 5386.

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