Category: Angling News

Connor Barlow wins first Fish O Mania back after online Facebook draw

The first new look Fish’O’Mania qualifier certainly drew an audience as anglers watched on Facebook Live as their pegs were drawn. Many fancied Andy May, Kieran Marsden and Connor Barlow after decent draws on the Covey’s, however, eyes also needed to be on Spey having produced previous qualifiers. The weather gods certainly weren’t aware that […]

Rod licence sales boom as lockdown eases

• Over quarter of a million licences sold after lockdown restrictions lifted • People across England appear to be turning to an age-old pastime with built-in social distancing Environment Agency figures released today show a huge surge in fishing licence sales after the government lifted restrictions on outdoor activities. Between 13 May 2020, when the […]

Rutland, Grafham, Pitsford and Ravensthorpe all open again to angling… Covid-19 advice

MESSAGE FROM ANGLIAN WATER   We are delighted to be welcoming both bank and boat anglers back to Rutland, Grafham, Pitsford and Ravensthorpe on Tuesday 2nd June 2020. To ensure we comply with social distancing and government guidelines, our fisheries will be observing new operating procedures. These guidelines are in this week’s Fishery News which […]

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 […]