Category: Fishery News

A good year for young salmon gives hope on the River Frome

Pic: Olivia Simmons, a PhD student from Bournemouth University, is studying juvenile salmon size and behaviour on their seaward migration and subsequent sea survival.   The number of young salmon leaving Dorset’s River Frome this year to start their marine journey was the highest for eight years, offering hope for the globally threatened species. Monitoring […]

Rod licence sales boom as lockdown eases

• Over quarter of a million licences sold after lockdown restrictions lifted • People across England appear to be turning to an age-old pastime with built-in social distancing Environment Agency figures released today show a huge surge in fishing licence sales after the government lifted restrictions on outdoor activities. Between 13 May 2020, when the […]

Fishing permitted from Wednesday this week: Angling Trust reaction

Angling allowed providing it’s done alone or with members of the same household and that social distancing rules are followed. But tackle shops remain closed.     The Angling Trust has given a warm welcome to the announcement today (May 10th) by Prime Minster Boris Johnson that recreational fishing looks set to resume in England […]

Plan for getting back to fishing from the UK’s angling governing body….

The National Governing Body for recreational fishing in the UK – the Angling Trust –  is campaigning for angling to become one of the first permitted outdoor activities when ministers review the coronavirus lockdown restrictions on May 7th. Fishing is one of Britain’s most popular pastimes and has long been known to be beneficial to […]

Chalk Streams in Crisis

Following three consecutive dry years across much of Britain, river levels and groundwater supplies are now in such a depleted state in the water-stressed South East that wildlife organisations and river groups have published a call for the Government and Water Companies to introduce hosepipe bans and other water restrictions immediately to avert fish kills […]

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 […]