Support for Internet Explorer

It looks like you’re using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser. This is now considered ‘end-of-life’, and Microsoft is withdrawing support for it because it uses outdated technology. This means that it will no longer receive important security updates and previous bugs will not be fixed.

This means that the risk and cost are placed on service providers to develop twice for modern browsers and again for Internet Explorer. As free, modern alternatives are available for most platforms it is difficult to justify spending public money on further development.

Please see the Withdrawal of support for Internet Explorer notice from NHS Digital for more information and guidance.

Fishing the Mind

A community interest group in Liverpool which supports people who may be struggling with mental health through social fishing meet ups in parks or fisheries.

People can come along and use the equipment for free as long as they have a valid fishing licence. Bait is supplied.

Our social fishing meet ups are based in Liverpool and surrounding areas but more focused in Liverpool.

About licence/permit

This article by Merseyside Anglers explains rod fishing licence (fees apply) and permit (free).

Angling permit – Liverpool City Council back to top

Before using any park lakes in Liverpool, you must obtain a permit from the council. This is to help promote good angling and conserve the quality of the lakes.

Once registered, it allows the council to contact anglers about any issues affecting the lakes, as well as giving the council a better idea as to how the council parks are used.

Rod fishing licences – Environment Agency back to top

You must have a rod fishing licence for England and Wales if you’re fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel with a rod and line in:

  • England (except the River Tweed)
  • Wales
  • the Border Esk region, including the parts of the river that are in Scotland
How can I access this service?
Join the Facebook group or email/message for more information
When is this service open?
Enquiries are answered Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
How much will it cost me?
Free to join and use the equipment. Angling permit (Liverpool City Council) is free. Fishing licence: Trout and coarse up to 2-rod 1-day £6.60, 8-day £13.20, 12-month £33 (£22 if you are over 65 or disabled) as of October 2023. See details on
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What groups of people is this for?
People with mental health issues
What age groups is this for?
Any age
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city



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Healthwatch Liverpool
Citizens Advice Liverpool