Author: geepster

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

Covid19: Plan to get match fishing back on track safely

The Angling Trust has been working with leading anglers and fisheries in the match fishing community to gain agreement for competitions to resume in compliance with the Government’s guidance on organised gatherings and sporting events. Riverfest organiser Dave Harrell, England internationals Steve Ringer and Dean Barlow and Lindholme fishery boss Aaron Grantham are amongst a […]

Fishing permitted from Wednesday this week: Angling Trust reaction

Angling allowed providing it’s done alone or with members of the same household and that social distancing rules are followed. But tackle shops remain closed.     The Angling Trust has given a warm welcome to the announcement today (May 10th) by Prime Minster Boris Johnson that recreational fishing looks set to resume in England […]

Plan for getting back to fishing from the UK’s angling governing body….

The National Governing Body for recreational fishing in the UK – the Angling Trust –  is campaigning for angling to become one of the first permitted outdoor activities when ministers review the coronavirus lockdown restrictions on May 7th. Fishing is one of Britain’s most popular pastimes and has long been known to be beneficial to […]

Angling Trust competitions postponed until June at earliest

Angling Trust Competitions- Coronavirus Update In light of the further three-week lockdown issued by the government on Thursday 16th April, The Angling Trust and partners have taken the decision to postpone all competitions until June as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. We have already rescheduled a large number of competitions including Fish’O’Mania and The […]

Fish O Mania postponed until August 29th

    This summer’s Fish’O’Mania has been postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Fish‘O’Mania Final will now take place on Saturday, August 29th, starting at 11:30am at Maver-Dynamite Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster. This allows the postponed Fish‘O’Mania qualifiers to be re-arranged, ensuring a full schedule of 18 UK qualifying matches can take place. In addition […]

Angling Trust match including Fish Mania qualifiers postponed until April 18th at the earliest

The Angling Trust and partners have taken the decision to postpone all competitions up to and including 18th April 2020 as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. This decision includes scheduled Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifiers. At this stage, Fish ‘O’ Mania 2020 will be going ahead as scheduled with the final on 11th July at […]

Coronavirus Advice From The Angling Trust

Following the government’s decision yesterday to escalate the response to the coronavirus outbreak from the ‘contain’ to the ‘delay’ phase the Angling Trust, as the National Governing Body for all forms of recreational fishing, is issuing formal advice and guidance to staff, volunteers and anglers. Angling Trust Chief Executive Jamie Cook said: “Like many organisations, […]

Tickets for 2020 Canal Pairs

Bookings are about to open for Britain’s biggest canal angling competition, the 2020 AT & CRT Canal Pairs Championship, and with sponsorship from Dynamite Baits, the Championship will see regional qualifying heats being held across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Launching on Monday 2nd March at 10.30am anglers will be able to book their places […]