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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 […]

Five new British records ratified by BRFC

The BRFC met at the Natural History Museum, London, on 12th June 2019. Present were: Mike Heylin OBE (Chairman), Oliver Crimmen (Scientific Advisor, Natural History Museum), Andrew Nellist (Freshwater Specialist), Mat Mander (Marine Specialist) and Nick Simmonds (Secretary). The committee considered and accepted the following record claims as being duly ratified: Simon Ellis’s Grayling (Thymallus […]

Suspension by Natural England of the general shooting licence – Angling Trust questions if Natural England is ‘fit for purpose’

Following yesterday’s meeting between senior representatives of the Angling Trust and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), the Trust has endorsed the concerns expressed by shooting, farming and countryside organisations at the chaos caused by Natural England’s premature and ill-thought out decision to suspend the general shooting licence used to control ‘pest species’ […]