Category: Sea Fishing News

Bass anglers – what’s your view?

Bass anglers need to come forward to give their views on the retrictions brought in on their sport. The online survey, organised through the University of Southampton by Alex Maydew, a Masters student and keen angler, takes less than five minutes and aims to evaluate the impacts that recent EU landing restrictions and strict bag […]

Near 100lb cod for Liverpool angler

Wow! Liverpool angler Bert Williams shows off a blockbusting cod he caught on a trip to Norway this week with Sportquest Holidays. The 96lb brute too a Westin Big Bob lure. It follows hot on the heels of a 91-pounder caught on the same type of lure by Swedish angler Johan Mikkelsen in Soroya, Norway […]

Junior Shore Anglers and the England Development Programme

The Angling Trust is inviting junior shore anglers to get involved in the 2016 England Talent Pathway programme.The programme provides opportunities for young anglers to learn about international tactics and techniques from current England international anglers and coaches. Last year, 18 anglers received expert tuition and many went on to represent England at Under-16 level.Due […]

Battling for bass in Westminster and Brussels

Ministers agree to work on long term bass management plan as MPs prepare to debate new EU restrictions Representatives from the Angling Trust and the Bass Anglers Sportfishing Society (BASS) have been battling for bass again this week and challenging both UK ministers and the European Commission over the unfair restrictions that are now in […]

Tronixpro Sponsors England World Shore Teams

The Angling Trust has announced a two year partnership with Tronix UK Ltd that will see Tronixpro become Official Sponsors of England World Men’s, Ladies, Youth and Junior shore fishing teams. The West Sussex-based tackle company has a strong reputation for providing quality tackle to competition and recreational sea anglers across the UK and abroad, […]

329lb halibut on 30lb class gear…

German angler Johann Kaaserer has made a line class world record claim for his enormous 149.65 kg (329 lb 15 oz ) Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) caught on August 15th while fishing off Mefjord, Norwary using just 30lb class gear. Kaaserer needed only 45 minutes to subdue the massive halibut after it ate the jig he was fishing […]

Fury over gill netting for bass

Organisations representing Britain’s 800,000 sea anglers have reacted furiously to the news that EU Fisheries Ministers, including the UK’s George Eustice, have caved in to pressure from commercial fishing interests and granted exemptions to the highly damaging bass gill net fishery. This sector, described by Eustice as “low impact” is actually responsible for by far […]

Crunch time for European bass stocks

This week is crunch time for European bass stocks with the Council of Ministers meeting to discuss controversial proposals from the European Commission for 2016 aimed at reducing pressure on the fishery. Representatives from the Angling Trust and the Bass Anglers Sportfishing Society (BASS) have been hard at work making the case to UK fisheries […]

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