The National Association of Fisheries and Angling Consultatives (NAFAC) 2008 Annual General Meeting is to be held in a magnificent venue.

Once again the AGM will be held jointly with the Thames Fisheries Consultative Council Fisheries Seminar – the annual event that regularly attracts over 100 anglers and proves an ever popular and informative experience with distinguished speakers from the angling and fisheries world. In a year which promises momentous steps forward in angling unity, this year’s seminar will be held in historic Hampton Court Palace.

Seminar topics range from twin talks on the decline and recovery of the Otter and the effects of its predation on angling, a talk intriguingly titled “Hippo’s in the Thames? Global Warming, Fisheries and the state of UK waters” by noted Professor, Brian Moss, of the University of Liverpool and the Annual spirited Debate, featuring Des Taylor and Keith Arthur going head to head, on “The Coarse Fish Close Season on Rivers, Should it stay or should it go?”. There will also be a session to ask Des and Keith their views on topics of your choice.

Anyone attending the seminar can attend the NAFAC AGM free of charge. NAFAC members attending the seminar are welcome to stay for the Seminar on purchase of a Seminar ticket which can be obtained from NAFAC HQ at a £12 each or discounted at £10 if four or more are ordered.

The event is to be held in The Garden Room at the prestigious Hampton Court Palace on Saturday 16th February. The Seminar runs from 9.30 am to 4.15 pm with the NAFAC AGM from 12.30 to 1pm. Tickets include Coffee and Buffet Lunch and cost £12 from John Ellis, who can be contacted on 01525 381280.

NAFAC Executive Chairman, Martin Read, commented: “In addition to some interesting, and maybe heated debates, I also hope to be able to give members the latest information on the exciting steps towards angling unity which look set to make 2008 one of the most historic years for fisheries and angling in the UK.”

The National Association of Fisheries and Angling Consultatives (NAFAC) is the national body of local and regional fisheries and angling consultatives (stakeholder groups) that together represent the views of over 400,000 anglers and others with an interest in our fisheries.

Visit www.nafac.co.uk for more information about NAFAC.

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