Category: Sea Fishing News

Three new record British fish ratified: ide, crucian carp, black mouthed dogfish

The British Record Fish Committee met remotely via online meeting facility on 19th July 2021. Present were: Mike Heylin OBE (Chairman), Oliver Crimmen (Scientific Advisor, Natural History Museum), Nigel Hewlett (Scientific Advisor, Environment Agency), Paul Coulson (Freshwater Specialist), Will Barnard (Freshwater Specialist), Andrew Nellist (Freshwater Specialist), David Craig (Ireland representative), Dr Phill Williams (Marine Specialist), […]

Shark anglers encouraged to take part in a national survey to monitor stocks….

Through a new collaborative partnership with the Angling Trust, Shark Angling Club of Great Britain and researchers at the Bournemouth University and the University of York a new survey for recreational sea anglers targeting all UK shark species, from smaller species such as dogfish to larger species like blue sharks, has been launched. The aims […]

Match and charter boat fishing to resume from March 29th

After what has been described as “intense discussions with government officials” the Angling Trust is delighted to announce that we have confirmation that all forms of angling including night fishing, charter boat angling and match fishing will be able to resume from March 29th under new Covid guidance for the return of outdoor sports and […]

Bluefin Tuna found in Chichester Harbour

Following the report of a ‘large stranded dead fish’ at Thorney Island Sailing Club in Chichester Harbour, the Chichester Harbour Conservancy staff located and recovered the fish and sought assistance from the Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. Fortunately, the Sussex IFCA was conducting a sea patrol within Chichester Harbour at the time with fisheries […]

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 […]

The Angling Trust Great Fishing Prize Draw!

The Great Fishing Prize Draw, supported by Angling Trust Ambassadors, sees the launch of five separate prize draws under the new banner, each with their own amazing fishing experience day as the winning prize. Each prize promises to be a unique opportunity to spend time with some of the UK’s best-known anglers and pick up […]

Minimum fish sizes lifted for recreational anglers by EU…. local bylaws may replace

EU legal minimum sizes for fish species do not apply to recreational fishing after the EU reviewed the Common Fishery Policy’s Technical Conservation Regulation which came into force last week. The new regulation sets, among other things, the legal minimum landing sizes (minimum conservation reference sizes) and minimum mesh sizes for nets for a broad […]

Tubertini England Home Nations Boat Team win Silver off Weymouth

Tubertini England Home Boat Team took second place honours at the SALC Home Boat International Championship out of Weymouth harbour from 13th to 16th June 2018. Team England consisted of; Gary Geoghegan (fishing/manager), Cliff Newbold, Martin Bobbett, Brett Lomas, John Bellamy, Richard Day, Peter Bailey (reserve) and Cliff Williams (2nd reserve). Team England’s preparations began […]