The Angling Trades Association

The ATA represents angling manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, fisheries, publishers and distributors. The Association counts amongst its members a majority of the UK’s major angling suppliers, as well as leading retailers, fisheries and publishers.

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Across all disciplines

The Angling Trades Association’s aim is to promote, represent and protect the trade across all three angling disciplines – sea, game and coarse fishing. In so doing, it strives to achieve not only long-term stability for the sport but, more importantly, ongoing growth and development.

FOR the good of the game

The Association promotes and protects the trade across all angling disciplines and the fish on which we all depend. In so doing, we work in partnership with the Angling Trust – and other conservation bodies – working for a better aquatic environment.

We also promote angling through Get Into Fishing, National Fishing Month and Take a Friend Fishing – initiatives started by the ATA and backed by the Membership. ATA Members continue to donate £1000s to support national competitions and a myriad of fishing projects.

Take a friend fishing

An ATA branded initiative to encourage engagement with the sport of angling, the TAFF initiative provides the opportunity for existing anglers to take a friend fishing on their licence during certain designated times of the year. A simple registration process is all that is required and you can potentially recruit someone into the sport.

National fishing month

NFM is an ATA initiative designed to focus a range of angling events within a short time frame. Its purpose, was to offer ease of access to and engagement with the sport of angling over a sustained period.

Get into fishing

Get into Fishing is an umbrella title for a resource designed to be a one stop shop for anyone trying to enter the sport or looking to progress. Offering useful information and easy access to tackle shops, fisheries, angling coaches and more, GIF is a growing resource for the budding angler.

“We are proud to be members of the ATA because it recognises the need to unite the industry and promote and develop the sport in the UK and beyond”


The angling trade, like many industries today, needs all the support it can get. Being a member of The Angling Trades Association allows us to pool our resources and ensure that everything is being done to protect angling and anglers in a right and proper way. It gives everyone their say and helps us see that we are doing all we can to promote our sport in a positive and responsible manner”

Glasgow Angling Centre

Join the ATA

Join the Angling Trades Association and become part of our influential body, dedicated to supporting the tackle industry and promoting the wider angling agenda that is so important to us.