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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’ […]

Canoeing governing body branded irresponsible for encouraging its members to trespass

The National Governing Body for paddlesports, British Canoeing, has issued a Charter for Access that encourages its members to trespass which may damage the interests of other legitimate users of watercourses. These include thousands of angling clubs in communities throughout England and Wales. The document repeats fundamentally flawed suggestions by British Canoeing in recent years […]