Coarse anglers in the north east have been providing lots of invaluable information on how well Northumberland’s fisheries are doing via their fishing logbooks. As the close season for coarse anglers approaches the Environment Agency is asking them to send in last season’s logbooks.

The books provide important information about coarse fish stocks and where anglers fish and whether they are enjoying their angling experience.
This information is then used by our fisheries experts to help them assess fish conservation priorities and work out where to improve access and the best places to target restocking and habitat improvement programmes.
All returned logbooks will be entered into a raffle, drawn in April 2008, when anglers will get the chance to win tackle prizes donated by Fox, Daiwa and Shakepeare, and all anglers who return their logbooks will receive a full report.
Environment Agency fisheries specialist Philip Rippon said: “The information anglers can provide us is invaluable, and we’re very grateful for their help.
“They’re also helping themselves, as we can use the wealth of detail provided to tailor our habitat improvement and fish stocking programmes. Everyone benefits, and anglers get their logbooks back so they can look back and compare, year on year.”
All logbooks should be returned to:
Environment Agency, Freepost NAT11924, Tyneside House, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5BR.
Anglers who would like a logbook for the 2008/9 season should contact Robbie Stephenson via email at <>   or on 0191 2034266.