Category: Angling News

Tough for Preston Innovations Team England in Portugal, but Mick Vials grabs silver

World Feeder Fishing Championships 2017 River Raia, Portugal Report By Gareth Purnell It was tough going for Preston Innovations Team England at the 2017 World Feeder Fishing Championships in Portugal, but the team did have a silver lining as Mick Vials finished second in the individual stakes at the River Raia. England finished a disappointing […]

2017 sees 122 offences of fishing during the coarse fish close season

The Environment Agency reported 122 offences of fishing during the close season, following 670 patrols carried out in the restricted period. The targeted patrols also detected 179 other offences, mainly unlicensed fishing. Environment Agency Fisheries Enforcement Officers were supported by 232 Angling Trust Voluntary Bailiff Service members, carrying out over 5,000 hours of patrols under […]

Army of 474 volunteer bailiffs are helping the EA crack down on illegal fishing

Picture: Working together: an Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officer patrolling with West Mercia Police and a Volunteer Bailiff The fight against illegal fishing has received a massive boost with the recruitment of an additional 150 anglers to the Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service (VBS). Following induction days held in six regions throughout the past three […]