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Angling Trust: Government Water Plan will fall short without money for enforcement against polluters

The Angling Trust has welcomed the publication of the Government’s Plan for Water but warned that it will fall short without a reversal of the decade long programme of cuts to the Environment Agency’s enforcement and pollution control budgets. The Plan for Water which was launched today (April 4) contains mix of commitments, plans and […]

Environmental Regulators in Northern Ireland under Investigation for River Crumlin running dry – video

Fish Legal has referred environmental regulators in Northern Ireland to the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) for failing to protect migratory fish including salmon, dollaghan and brown trout on the Crumlin River which flows into Lough Neagh. The OEP has confirmed that the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and Northern Ireland Environment […]

International Game Fish Association Launches New World Record Length Category for Kids

Young anglers have a new chance to catch and release IGFA World Records The International Game Fish Association (IGFA), a global conservation non-profit that manages world records for all game fish species worldwide, recently debuted a new category for junior anglers to compete in World Record fishing. Beginning March 1, 2023, the new IGFA All-Tackle […]

Second River Ray pollution in 6 months – Angling Trust seeks full audit of Thames Water’s ‘Victorian’ sewerage systems

The Angling Trust is demanding answers from Thames Water on the condition of their waste water infrastructure following the second pollution in a little over six months of the River Ray in Wiltshire, just upstream from its confluence with the River Thames. The river suffered catastrophic pollution in the 1970s and again in 2003 but […]

£150,000 available as Angling Trust and Environment Agency reopen funding to help tackle fish predation

The Angling Improvement Fund (AIF) has reopened for funding towards projects tackling the impacts of predation by otters and non-migratory fish-eating birds. The AIF is administered by the Angling Trust and is just one of the ways the Environment Agency is reinvesting income from fishing licence sales in projects which benefit anglers across England. £150,000 […]

Poole Harbour oil spill could have serious consequences for threatened migratory fish, say GWCT experts

UK wide conservation organisation the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), has today highlighted it’s serious concerns over the impact of the 200-barrel fluid leak into Poole Harbour on protected migratory fish. The GWCT operates the Salmon & Trout Research Centre on the River Frome at East Stoke, Dorset which has been monitoring the salmon […]

Take A Friend Fishing

Take a Friend Fishing Spring runs from Saturday 1st of April to Sunday 16th of April 2023 (inclusive) Take a Friend Fishing Summer with National Fishing Month runs from Saturday 29th of July to Sunday 3rd of September 2023 (inclusive) Take a Friend Fishing offers more opportunity than ever to get out fishing with a […]

Northamptonshire Ace Paul Croft Takes 2022 British Pike Championships

Northampton predator ace Paul Croft (pictured right with his trophy) is the new British Pike Champion following a tight final event on Cambridgeshire’s Fenland Drains. With bright sunshine, 15-degree temperatures, and gin-clear water conditions on both the Glassmoor Bank and Twenty Foot Drains, this famous event was always going to be a low weight affair […]

Manager’s Report – Behind the scenes at the Kayak World Champs

(main picture) Team England Kayak Squad 2022- Mike McGuire, Sean Milner, Alan Robson, Andy Dougan, Mark Radcliffe, Martin Collinson & Steve Collett (Manager)   Following double gold for Team England at the first-ever Kayak World Championships last weekend, manager Steve Collett takes us behind the scenes from the big event in Portugal… First, the venue […]

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. […]