Category: Fishery News

Angling Trust to recruit more than 100 volunteer bailiffs…

The Angling Trust has resumed recruitment of Phase 1 Volunteer Bailiffs to help in tackling illegal fishing and fish poaching. Successful applicants will be trained by policing and enforcement professionals to keep watch on fisheries and report incidents and suspicious activity to a high evidential standard to the Environment Agency and Police. Twenty volunteers will […]

Angling on BBC Countryfile…..

Angling reached another milestone this summer when over 1,000 people had a go at fishing during what has been billed as “this summer’s best day out”, BBC Countryfile Live 2018. Completely free fishing sessions for newcomers organised by the UK’s largest angling charity Get Hooked on Fishing were one of the show’s main draws. Families […]

Partnership delivers new spawning habitat for River Loddon at Sandford Mill

Partners from Thames Water, Twyford and District Fishing Club, Angling Trust, Environment Agency and Wokingham Council Countryside Service met last week to celebrate the completion of the first phase of a £65,000 programme of enhancements to the River Loddon and the St Patrick’s Stream near Reading. The River Loddon in Berkshire has traditionally suffered from […]

Fisheries Enforcement Support Service and UK National Wildlife Crime Unit sign Information Sharing Agreement

Pic: Helen Bulmer of the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit and Fisheries Enforcement Support Service Intelligence Manager Gary Thomas, with the newly signed Intelligence Sharing Agreement The Angling Trust has signed an important Information Sharing Agreement with the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit, setting out the framework and protocols for the sharing of information and […]

Former detective joins Angling Trust Enforcement team

A retired detective with 30 years’ service in the police has joined the Angling Trust’s Fisheries Enforcement Support Service as Intelligence Manager. Gary Thomas retired from West Mercia force last May and will use his experience in intelligence gathering to help prevent illegal fishing and fisheries crime. The Fisheries Enforcement Support Service operates in partnership […]