TAKE A FRIEND FISHING 2011 has attracted support from some of the biggest names in the sport.

Four-times World Champion Bob Nudd MBE, athletics star turned angling ace Dean Macey and ever-popular all-rounder Jan Porter all got behind our push to use the back-to-back Bank Holidays to get more people out fishing.

So grab a copy of this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine for the full story and the free one-day rod licence worth £3.75 so if you already hold a full licence, you can take another mate on a session before (or on) May 2.

Each free licence is valid for one day only for all coarse fish and non-migratory trout in all waters within England and Wales. Check the terms and conditions and then just fill in the beginner’s details on the voucher before you go and fish with the person using it.