Fishing TV, will be delivering a network of free fishing events around the world and a ground-breaking 24-hour live TV show available for free through their video on demand platform.

“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! Alongside the physical and mental benefits of the sport, I’m personally always keen to explore the issues facing the environment which our aquatic fauna inhabit. By partnering with charities, such as the Wild Trout Trust for whom I already campaign, Fishing TV are putting on a truly inspiring event which I’m thrilled to be involved with. 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.” – Matthew Wright

Fishing TV to launch the inaugural World Fishing Day on Saturday 23rd June 2018 to unite the angling community, bring more people into the sport and highlight environmental issues. Matthew Wright, Fiona Armstrong and Keith Arthur are just some of the TV hosts confirmed to present the live stream.

After commissioning research that reveals fishing is a life skill that modern dads are no longer teaching their children, the market-leading video on demand platform for high quality fishing content, Fishing TV, is set to hold the first ever World Fishing Day on Saturday 23rd June 2018 in a bid to unite the angling community, bring new people into the sport, celebrate the joys of angling and highlight the incredible power of angling to make positive changes in the world and in people’s lives. 

For World Fishing Day, fishing organisations around the world will be hosting public participation events in partnership with Fishing TV. The video on demand broadcaster will also be providing a free 24-hour live TV show of incredible fishing action through their platform. The live filming will be hosted in a news-anchor-style from a London based studio, featuring pre-recorded VTs and link-ups to live content from 24 locations around the world. Anglers will be encouraged to go fishing on World Fishing Day and share their photos and videos of their day, with prizes and competitions for impressive captures.

Users of the Fishing TV platform will be able to experience a wide range of entertaining, informative and aspirational content across the 24-hour stream, including competitions, fishing tips, different styles and techniques, and conversations about threatened species, environmental issues and interviews with a range of experts, all for free. Covering everything from migrating rainbow trout in New Zealand’s Tongariro River to Tenkara fishing in the Japanese hills, the World Fishing Day broadcast will visit 24 locations, including Croatia, The Bahamas, Australia, South Africa, Iceland, Finland, Austria, Germany, France, the UK and various locations across the USA.

“By holding World Fishing Day, we are able to combat the fact that families are no longer fishing together like they once did. As a child, I went fishing with my father regularly and some of my fondest memories are from the river bank. As someone whose second child arrived last week, this is something that I am keen to pass on to future generations. Fishing TV’s ultimate goal for World Fishing Day is to bring more people into the sport of angling, particularly women and children, whilst also shedding a light on the conservation issues surrounding fishing and highlighting fishing’s power to improve people’s lives around the world.” – Commercial Director of Fishing TV, Ed Burgass

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