Author: geepster

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

Angling Trust reacts to death of Prince Philip, a lifelong angler…

A passionate advocate for wildlife and the environment, Prince Philip was patron of Fish Legal since its formation in 2009 and for many years beforehand was patron of the Anglers’ Conservation Association, being highly supportive of its aims to protect waters from pollution and other damage. In 1998, on the celebration of the ACA’s 50th […]

Angling Trust and Daiwa announce major partnership to protect the environment and inspire a new generation of anglers

The Angling Trust is delighted to announce that world famous tackle manufacturer Daiwa has become a Trade Associate member. The agreement will see Daiwa play an active role in supporting the work of the Trust to protect waterways and the environment and promote angling to encourage more people to take up fishing. In welcoming the […]

Shark anglers encouraged to take part in a national survey to monitor stocks….

Through a new collaborative partnership with the Angling Trust, Shark Angling Club of Great Britain and researchers at the Bournemouth University and the University of York a new survey for recreational sea anglers targeting all UK shark species, from smaller species such as dogfish to larger species like blue sharks, has been launched. The aims […]

Match and charter boat fishing to resume from March 29th

After what has been described as “intense discussions with government officials” the Angling Trust is delighted to announce that we have confirmation that all forms of angling including night fishing, charter boat angling and match fishing will be able to resume from March 29th under new Covid guidance for the return of outdoor sports and […]

Angling Trust challenges Ministers over Conservative ‘Anti-Angling Report’

The publication of a highly controversial and dubious report on Fish Welfare by the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation – a group supported by the Prime Minister’s partner Carrie Symonds – has been branded an ‘ill informed anti-angling rant lacking in evidence or credibility’ and a ‘gift to animal rights extremists’ by the Angling Trust. In […]

Brexit poses questions for anglers who wish to take baits on overseas fishing trips

The Angling Trust has joined forces with bait manufacturers Dynamite and Mainline in urgently seeking clarification on Brexit ruling which will effectively ban UK anglers from taking baits with them on fishing trips in Europe. Since the UK-EU Trade Agreement came into force on January 1st, the export of baits derived from animal produce, such […]

New guidelines from the Angling Trust on what anglers can and can’t do during lockdown….

After a hectic and successful week navigating the consequences for angling of the government’s decision to impose a third National Lockdown in England in response to the rise in coronavirus infections, the Angling Trust has published new comprehensive guidelines and FAQs to help anglers fish safely, locally and responsibly without falling foul of the law. The news […]

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 […]