We're making it easier to go fishing, but we can't do it without you.
Having been anglers for most of our lives, our aim is to make it easier to go fishing.
Put simply, fishingticket.com is an online ticket booking system created specifically for fisheries.
We've been on a mission to develop an online booking service that gives fisheries a way to sell more tickets, more often without any extra work or upfront costs. Making it easy for anglers, like us, to buy tickets for your fishery online is the future for angling, but we can’t do it without you.
Designed by anglers, for anglers, fishingticket.com means that anglers can search the site to find a fishery that's right for them and buy a ticket online. It might be for your local carp water, or a chance to explore a new lake or river whilst on holiday or working away from home. And because buying a ticket on your phone takes less time than it does to order a pizza its effortless. With a login and customer account, like you'd expect, showing your details, order history etc., it's all familiar stuff. If you want to keep booking the same fishery, you can add it to your favourites and go directly to the booking screen each time. Anglers can book in advance too, anytime, not just when fisheries or tackle shops are open, so it's easy and convenient. We've even included a message service, so you get a text the day before your ticket starts, with booking information the fishery gate code if needed.
For fisheries it's a complete booking system that gives you full control, selling your tickets online 24/7 without any extra work or upfront costs. Registering free online
and building a fishery listing is as easy as setting up a Facebook page. And using our fishery management dashboard ticket types, prices and availability can be updated anytime, with ticket sales displayed in real-time, so fishery managers have complete visibility over customers and bookings. Knowing in advance who's fishing, and when gives fisheries much more control than if you were taking cash from a stranger.
And because digital tickets go to anglers' phones, there's no more risk with handling cash on-site, or bailiffs issuing paper tickets in person. We take security seriously too, so we've partnered with Stripe, one of the world's leading payment processors for card payments, ensuring fishery ticket income is safe and secure. There's no more manually accounting for sales counting ticket stubs either, all the financial management is automated and can be viewed, downloaded or printed anytime. We're hoping this might save fisheries work and give you quality time to spend sharing fishing stories with anglers without the pressure of asking them for money.
Of course, we know online or digital ticketing isn't a new thing, it's commonplace in sport, leisure, travel and hospitality, yet for some reason, fishing seems to be stuck in the 1970s in that respect. Sure, there are a few innovative fisheries who've adopted online ticketing platforms of one sort or another. Still, we've not seen anything until now that isn't painful to use, looks like Windows 7 or is a kind of fudged booking system that's been adapted for fishing (like using a float rod for spodding).
The majority of fisheries still rely on high-street tackle shops, and bailiffs taking cash on the bank for tickets. And that's fine; there's something earthy, perhaps even nostalgic about that. But as much as we might want to resist change, the world is moving on with or without us. As tackle retail has moved online, ticketing needs to evolve too if we aim to encourage a new generation and make it easy for anglers, like us, to go fishing.
That said, and as great as fishingticket.com may be, we know fisheries may still want to sell tickets the traditional way, on-site, through a local tackle shop even their website, we understand. Angler demand will dictate how fast things change, so those who are a little hesitant for now should just think of fishingticket.com as an extra sales outlet, as Booking.com works for hotels, or Just Eat for restaurants. We aim to help fisheries strengthen their business, not change everything overnight. How they adopt our service is entirely up to them. Why Join?
And because we're getting right behind angling, we also include free advertising and marketing support as part of the service. There's a welcome pack with signs and posters for fishery promotion, and we can help with digital marketing too if it's wanted. We're on Google, Facebook and Instagram as well, so awareness is growing all the time.
For now, we're concentrating on day ticket waters, but this is just the start. Plans are already underway to introduce season tickets, club memberships and more but we have to start somewhere. Above all, we're looking forward to working with anglers and fishery managers in the coming years to make it the best it can be.
We consider ourselves fortunate to have developed something a bit special, but we didn't get there on our own. Fishingticket.com is the culmination of many conversations with fishery owners and managers. Months of comparing notes, rationalising challenges, sharing frustrations, exploring opportunities too. Thanks to those involved for their time and input. With their help, we've baked heart and soul into creating a service for angling, its future, and for you.
We’re committed to the future of angling, but we can't do it without you.
Anglers, you can create an account
today and join our community on Facebook
to be part of the day ticket revolution.
All the best,
Nick, Matt & Matt