Category: Angling News

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. […]

Specimen carp lake opens at restocked Shropshire fishery and holiday park

A re-developed fishing lake for specimen carp weighing up to 33lb has been officially opened at a popular Shropshire fishery and holiday park. Trevor’s Specimen Carp Lake, covering more than one acre, is one of five lakes at Spring Lea Fishery and Holiday Park at Plealey Road, Lea Cross, near Shrewsbury. Councillor Roger Evans, Shropshire […]

Angling Trust appoint Steve Fitzpatrick in new Head of Competitions role

Former Angling Times editor Steve Fitzpatrick has been appointed as the new Head of Competitions at the Angling Trust. Steve (48) joins the Senior Management Team following a 25-year career with Bauer Media’s angling portfolio where he was lately Editor-in-Chief, having stepped down earlier this year as Angling Times’ longest-serving member of staff and Editor. […]

New fishing licences unveiled by the Environment Agency

Pic: The two rod coarse and trout licence for the 2022-2023 season. The Environment Agency (EA) has released new fishing licence images designed by British Fish and Wildlife Artist, David Miller. Ahead of the start of this year’s fishing season, David has designed new and unique images of three of the nation’s most beloved species: […]

Coarse fisheries receive vital boost as 600,000 fish are stocked across England

The Environment Agency’s fish farm at Calverton near Nottingham, has achieved another record-breaking year, restocking rivers, lakes and ponds across England. Funded by income from the sale of rod licences, and aimed at restoring or creating new fisheries, the EA’s fish restocking programme has produced a record 627,495 fish this year.  As a result of […]