Author: geepster

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

Recreational UK bluefin tuna fishery approved; open from August 2024

After more than six years of dedicated efforts by the Angling Trust and the UK Bluefin Tuna Association (UKBFTA), the legislation enabling the opening of a recreational catch-and-release bluefin tuna fishery in UK waters takes effect from June 7th, 2024. This landmark achievement, under the guidance of the multinational Atlantic bluefin tuna organisation, ICCAT, paves […]

Redmire Pool’s Clarissa The Carp To Be Auctioned in July; expected to go for over £35,000

Dick Walker’s iconic former British Record carp, Clarissa, is to be sold at auction in July and is expected to attract bids in excess of £30,000. The fish weighed 44lb when landed in September 1952. It’s thought to be the first ‘named’ carp, something that is standard nowadays, and is said to have inspired generations […]

Recreational bluefin tuna fishery approved in UK; open from August 2024

After more than six years of dedicated efforts by the Angling Trust and the UK Bluefin Tuna Association (UKBFTA), the legislation enabling the opening of a recreational catch-and-release bluefin tuna fishery in UK waters takes effect from June 7th, 2024 This landmark achievement, under the guidance of the multinational Atlantic bluefin tuna organisation, ICCAT, paves […]

Angling Trust welcomes IUCN’s assessment of Atlantic salmon

The Angling Trust is a member of the Missing Salmon Alliance (MSA) and together we have welcomed the new International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classification for Atlantic salmon, including listing the majority of the UK’s populations as endangered. This change in conservation status is supported by the research and work of members of […]

Angling Trust fight for anglers to have their say as the government commits to exploring recreational pollack management in 2024

Over the last tenweeks, the Angling Trust has worked hard behind the scenes to avoid the worst-case scenario for recreational anglers through the annual UK-EU negotiations following ICES advice on pollack for a zero catch in 2024. Thanks to our work, anglers will now have an opportunity to have their say on pollack management in […]

DEFRA announces intention to establish a Bluefin Tuna Catch and Release Recreational Fishery

DEFRA has announced plans to establish a Bluefin Tuna Catch and Release Recreational Fishery in England in 2024. Stakeholders welcome this but have serious concerns regarding some key aspects of the proposal. Three of the biggest stakeholder representative bodies in a future recreational bluefin tuna fishery have welcomed the publication by DEFRA of their consultation […]

Memoriable comeback grabs England silver at world match fishing championships 2023 as Serbia grab gold in Spain

Team England staged a major comeback on Day 2 of the Nations World Championships in Spain to earn themselves a well-deserved silver medal… and took silver and bronze in the individual competition too! Mark Downes’ squad of William Raison, Sean Ashby, James Dent, Steve Hemingray, Cameron Hughes, and Matt Godfrey found the opening day’s match […]