A bumper new 212-page full-colour angling guide is now available for game, coarse and sea fishing enthusiasts who live in or are visiting the south west.


The ‘Get Hooked Guide to Angling in South West England’ is the latest result of the partnership between the Environment Agency and Diamond Publications Ltd based in Devon. The guide, now in its 13th edition, gives comprehensive up to date details of more than 800 fishing locations in the south west.


Covering Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, most of Wiltshire and a small part of Hampshire, this guide costs £3.99. It is available from the Environment Agency and a wide range of outlets, including tackle shops, tourist information centres and bookshops.


The guide is a one-stop-shop for fishing enthusiasts, with details of where to fish, types of water, species of fish and charges, as well as tackle shops and accommodation. There are many articles extolling the benefits of fishing in the west country.


“Get Hooked is packed with invaluable information on the South West’s wide variety of excellent coarse fishing and game fishing on stillwaters and rivers, and it also includes sea fishing information,” said Martin Williams for the Environment Agency.


Graham Sleeman of Diamond Publications and editor of Get Hooked said: “Once again we have produced the most comprehensive guide to fishing throughout the region with more information than any other source, on paper or the web. Packed with relevant articles and photos and all for less than the price of a day ticket! Indispensable for local or visiting anglers.


“People thinking of taking up the sport will also find the guide invaluable. With information on many learn to fish’ events and a tuition feature which highlights organisations and individuals who will provide equipment and advice on game, coarse and sea fishing.”


Get Hooked is obtainable online at www.environment-agency.gov.uk or by ringing the Environment Agency on 08708 506 506. It can also be purchased from Tourist Information Centres, tackle shops and book shops.


Get Hooked is also available on the internet at www.gethooked.co.uk The ISBN number is 095491750-2.