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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Angling Trust and Environment Agency announce £50,000 fund to help angling clubs and fisheries protect waters from invasive species and diseases

The Angling Trust and Environment Agency are delighted to announce the opening of a new round of the Angling Improvement Fund (AIF) which will target tackling biosecurity threats and invasive species management. This funding will assist fisheries and angling clubs in protecting their waters from invasive non-native species such as the killer shrimp. Bids will […]

Three new record British fish ratified: ide, crucian carp, black mouthed dogfish

The British Record Fish Committee met remotely via online meeting facility on 19th July 2021. Present were: Mike Heylin OBE (Chairman), Oliver Crimmen (Scientific Advisor, Natural History Museum), Nigel Hewlett (Scientific Advisor, Environment Agency), Paul Coulson (Freshwater Specialist), Will Barnard (Freshwater Specialist), Andrew Nellist (Freshwater Specialist), David Craig (Ireland representative), Dr Phill Williams (Marine Specialist), […]

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 […]