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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Former Angling Times editor Steve Fitzpatrick has been appointed as the new Head of Competitions at the Angling Trust. Steve (48) joins the Senior Management Team following a 25-year career with Bauer Media’s angling portfolio where he was lately Editor-in-Chief, having stepped down earlier this year as Angling Times’ longest-serving member of staff and Editor. […]
In this in-depth guide to long-range feeder fishing, Lee Kerry gives you everything you need to know to make sure your distance feeder fishing game is on point, as he tackles the mighty Ferry Meadows Lakes in Peterborough.
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: […]
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 […]
Filmed mid January, at Todber Manor Fishery, following a freezing period of weather and it’s made water temperatures plummet, so catching carp was going to be a challenge. After a lot of thought, Des decided the best venue to show you his winter tactics for carp, were the Whitepost Lakes at Todber Manor. There are […]
Andy May gives a masterclass in winter maggot fishing. Tactics, rigs and feeding are all covered in detail, as Andy catches a big net of fish at Weston Pools Fishery near Oswestry.
If at first you don’t succeed… try, try, try again! That’s what Stroud specialist John Costello must be thinking after landing this magnificent 34lb 12oz Chew Reservoir pike, from the shore. He takes up the story himself: “I’ve pike fished Chew most years since it opened in 2001. I’ve never been obsessed by it but […]
Alan Scotthorne visits the fantastic Sykehouse Fishery in Goole, to explain his two-pronged groundbait approach and the subtle differences between the two types of groundbait – sweet or fishmeal – how much to feed on each and how to top up.
We don’t even know the weight of this specimen perch from the River Thames, but does it matter at all when a fish is this perfect? Dan tempted the predator on a new soft bait he’s been trying, and takes up the story… “The Slim Shaddy is a very subtle little shad bait that is […]
Des takes a look at a groundbait and expander pellet approach to catching skimmers from commercial venues during the winter months. The pole is the England internationals weapon of choice as he visits the lovely Burley Fields Lake in Shurdington near Cheltenham.
Lee Kerry runs through his considered approach to targeting winter commercial fisheries using the feeder, as he sets up at Packington Somers Fishery in the Midlands.