The Joint Angling Development Board (JADB) draws representation from the National Federation of Anglers (NFA), National Federation of Sea Anglers and the Salmon and Trout Association (S&TA) to work together on common projects that deliver on key performance indicators set out in the Whole Sport Plan (WSP) for Angling.


The sport of angling is recognised by Sport England and the Government as offering key benefits to society through participation in a healthy outdoor activity. As anglers we already know how our sport helps us to unwind from the stresses of everyday life and enjoy the pleasures that our countryside provides.


We also play a key role in the conservation of our rivers and lakes as we are often the first to notice water pollution and fish disease. It is through our efforts that we help to safeguard the environment in which our sport takes place, and protect the very existence of our sport.


Angling caters for every cross-section of the community irrespective of age, gender, race, physical ability, mental ability or social standing. Through our pro-active coaching and development programmes we are helping to educate youngsters about the skills required in everyday life, as well as the current issues that affect our sport and how they can participate and contribute to the development of angling.


By joining the NFA you are supporting our work which promotes and protects your sport. It is only through adopting a collective stance that we can highlight the issues that threaten the development of angling as a modern and vibrant sport.


Kingfisher Award


The NFA Kingfisher Award Scheme is the fun way to start your involvement in the relaxing sport of angling. Learn the basic angling skills and techniques in a safe environment under the guidance of an NFA qualified ‘Licensed Coach’ who has been vetted through the Criminal Record Bureau of Investigation procedures and has also attended Good Practice and Child Protection as well as 1st Aid workshops and is Accredited by 1st4sport Qualifications.


The award caters for the ages 9 to 16 years of age and will provide you with the opportunity to have the best start in the sport of angling.


You do not have to be a member of an angling club to join in the Kingfisher Award Scheme, and you do not even need a full range of fishing tackle to get started.


Contact the NFA for more info…