Tag: fishing news

Angling is Just What the Doctor Ordered

The Angling Trust has warmly welcomed coverage in The Guardian newspaper today about a scheme in Newcastle-upon-Tyne which involved GPs prescribing fishing as a tonic for patients suffering from stress and depression.Angling is one of several activities which can be recommended by Doctors as a “social prescription”. Innovation charity Nesta has found that a majority […]

IGFA Conservation Award Winners 2013

Since 1993, the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) has been recognizing stand-out achievements in fishing conservation with the annual IGFA Conservation Awards, bestowed upon honorees at the yearly IGFA International Auction & Banquet.The winners for 2013 will be given their Conservation Awards in three categories at the event on January 31, 2014 at their headquarters […]

Field Sales Agent: Zebco Browning UK

Zebco Browning UK is on the lookout for a field sales agent to cover the Essex, Kent, Greater London and East Anglia areas. The company offers some of the strongest tackle brands in Europe including Browning, Quantum, Black Cat and Fin-Nor and sell a wide range of quality products across the whole angling spectrum. This […]

Arthur retires from Fisherman’s Blues

Keith Arthur has announced his retirement from the only English national radio show for anglers – Fisherman’s Blues. TalkSPORT management decided in August to move the two-hour show to an earlier start and after initially opting to broadcast a one-hour show, Arthur has decided to call it a day so he can do more fishing […]

Discounts For Loyal Shop4Tackle Customers

Two online tackle stores are marking their merger with the introduction of a loyalty scheme that could see customers save up to 7% on all purchases. Kent based Shop4Tackle.com will carry on as normal after merging with Tight Lines UK and is bringing in the Loyalty Membership Scheme based on a points system that is […]


Pic: Billingham Angling Club This year’s National Fishing Month (NFM) has shattered its 15,000 target, setting new records for the number of people who were introduced to the sport via more than 300 special events throughout the country.  When the final figures are tallied, it is likely that participant numbers will be closer to 16,000, […]

Minister Backs Angling Trust on Killer Chemicals

Angling and fishery organisations have today welcomed an announcement from the Natural Environment Minister Richard Benyon that plans are being drawn up to remove products containing the  dangerous insecticide Chlorpyrifos from domestic sale.Mr Benyon was responding to strong representations from the Angling Trust, the national representative body for anglers, and fishery owners along the Kennet […]

What A Difference A Year makes

Fisheries Minister with participants at the National Fishing Month feature, pic curtesey of Kevin Milner  This time last year, the CLA Game Fair had been cancelled and the National Fishing Month (NFM) launch event had to be hurriedly rescheduled amidst the downpours with the help of the Angling Trust’s Martin Salter. Twelve months on and […]

Saving The Seabed May Not Cost The Earth After All

A government decision to slash 75 per cent of a proposed network of marine conservation zones (MCZs) intended to save seabeds and estuaries in England from  being damaged by commercial and recreational activities, has been criticised by professional fishery managers. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is proposing to go ahead with […]

Huge Decline In Youngsters Taking Up Angling

John Bailey, author and presenter of the book and the TV series ‘Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr. Crabtree’ appeared on BBC1 Sunday 14th July to talk about the decline in youngsters getting involved in the sport of fishing. It’s a subject that’s close to our hearts as we continue our own national talent search […]