Author: geepster

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

Five new marine protected areas under consideration

A public consultation is underway to consider introducing five candidate highly protected marine areas (HPMAs). The consultation will run until the 28th of September 2022. It can be found here: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/hpma/consultation-on-highly-protected-marine-areas/ The proposed sites include two inshore sites – Allonby Bay and off the coast of Lindisfarne – and three offshore sites – two in […]

England match fishing team crowned European Champions 2022 in Portugal

Angling Trust Team England are European Champions once again after dominating two tough matches on Portugal’s River Sorraia at the weekend. And to add to the glory, team skipper William Raison finished in the individual bronze medal position. Last weekend’s event, held at Coruche, saw blistering temperatures to over 35 degrees during the official practice […]

New British shore caught Tope and Ling records confirmed

Two shore-caught fish confirmed as records The British Record Fish Committee met remotely via online meeting facility on 9th June 2022. Present were: Mr M Heylin OBE, Chairman Dr Phill Williams, Marine Specialist Mr David Craig, Ireland Representative Mr Andrew Nellist, Freshwater Specialist Mr Mat Mander, Marine Specialist Capt. Stephen Mardlin RN, Freshwater Specialist The […]

Angling clubs join pollution fight as Angling Trust launches Water Quality Monitoring Network

As part of our Anglers Against Pollution campaign, the Angling Trust has launched the Water Quality Monitoring Network (WQMN) to engage angling clubs in better understanding pollution issues on their waters. With only 14% of rivers achieving Good Ecological Status and none meeting Good Chemical Status for substances such as phosphates and nitrates, the WQMN […]

Fishing ban at Grafham dam continues despite clubs’ efforts to find solution with Anglian Water

Anglian Water’s “disproportionate” ban on fishing from the dam at Grafham Water is to continue despite best efforts by fly fishing clubs and the Angling Trust to overturn the decision. Anglian Water banned fishing from the dam late last year following an extremely rare incident where a visitor was hooked by an angler’s back cast. […]

Bob Roberts, Matt Godfrey and Martyn Page appointed angling ambassadors

The Angling Trust have announced the appointment of three new ambassadors to support our work – angling legend Bob Roberts, match fishing star Matt Godfrey (main picture) and tackle retailer Martyn Page, chairman and founder shareholder of Angling Direct. All three accepted formal invitations to become ambassadors from CEO Jamie Cook who said he was […]

National Fishing Month is back for 2022!

This year, National Fishing Month will look to celebrate all forms of angling, spreading awareness of all the benefits that angling can bring to people that have never tried it before. This is your opportunity to get behind the campaign and help introduce new people into fishing or help get people back into the sport. […]