Author: geepster

Former editor of many a fishing magazine, owner of Total-Fishing.com and MD of a pest control company!!

All angling banned in new lockdown….

STATEMENT FROM THE ANGLING TRUST – THE SPORT’S GOVERNING BODY Whilst the regulations have not yet been published we have been informed this evening by the Cabinet Office that the Government have taken the decision that fishing in England will not be permitted during this national lockdown period. Whilst this is disappointing news I would […]

A good year for young salmon gives hope on the River Frome

Pic: Olivia Simmons, a PhD student from Bournemouth University, is studying juvenile salmon size and behaviour on their seaward migration and subsequent sea survival.   The number of young salmon leaving Dorset’s River Frome this year to start their marine journey was the highest for eight years, offering hope for the globally threatened species. Monitoring […]

Detective joins Angling Trust….

A former police officer with over 30 years’ experience in the force has been appointed National Enforcement Support Manager of the Angling Trust’s Fisheries Enforcement Support Service, which runs the 500-strong Voluntary Bailiff Service and the highly successful Building Bridges project working with migrant anglers. Nino Brancato retired from Thames Valley Police as Detective Inspector […]

Match fishing banned in new lockdown – down to the ‘rule of two’

Having now examined the government’s new Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations the Angling Trust is pleased to be able to offer some initial guidance and interpretation to anglers and fishery providers. Our formal guidelines will be published following further consultation with colleagues at Sport England and DCMS once Parliament has debated the […]

How To Catch Big Pike by Paul Gustafson

English big pike specialist Paul Gustafson has completed his six year mission to help other anglers understand pike behaviour and morphology and catch more themselves with the publication of the groundbreaking book, ‘How to Catch Bigger Pike’. Highlights include: 1 Chapers on fly fishing for pike written by Bob Church, Mick Willis and Pete Climo. […]

Campaign against pollution of Britian’s waterways launched by Angling Trust

The Angling Trust has launched a major campaign to halt the decline in Britain’s waters and protect the environment for future generations. With every water body in England assessed against the Water Framework standard failing, our rivers, lakes and coastal waters are in crisis with pollution from farming, sewage, plastics and litter the main cause. […]

Bluefin Tuna found in Chichester Harbour

Following the report of a ‘large stranded dead fish’ at Thorney Island Sailing Club in Chichester Harbour, the Chichester Harbour Conservancy staff located and recovered the fish and sought assistance from the Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. Fortunately, the Sussex IFCA was conducting a sea patrol within Chichester Harbour at the time with fisheries […]