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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Angling Trust Great Fishing Prize Draw!

The Great Fishing Prize Draw, supported by Angling Trust Ambassadors, sees the launch of five separate prize draws under the new banner, each with their own amazing fishing experience day as the winning prize. Each prize promises to be a unique opportunity to spend time with some of the UK’s best-known anglers and pick up […]

Anglian Water loses at trial after Fish Legal’s long battle to get compensation for Cambridge anglers

After years of fighting, the Cambridge Fish Preservation and Angling Society (CFPAS) has won compensation to restock part of the River Cam following a pollution in 2013. Last January, it was reported that Anglian Water admitted it killed fish on the River Cam after years of denying that it was responsible following failures at its […]