Category: Sea Fishing News

Five new marine protected areas under consideration

A public consultation is underway to consider introducing five candidate highly protected marine areas (HPMAs). The consultation will run until the 28th of September 2022. It can be found here: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/hpma/consultation-on-highly-protected-marine-areas/ The proposed sites include two inshore sites – Allonby Bay and off the coast of Lindisfarne – and three offshore sites – two in […]

New British shore caught Tope and Ling records confirmed

Two shore-caught fish confirmed as records The British Record Fish Committee met remotely via online meeting facility on 9th June 2022. Present were: Mr M Heylin OBE, Chairman Dr Phill Williams, Marine Specialist Mr David Craig, Ireland Representative Mr Andrew Nellist, Freshwater Specialist Mr Mat Mander, Marine Specialist Capt. Stephen Mardlin RN, Freshwater Specialist The […]

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. […]

Rapala, Storm, Okuma and 13 Fishing heading for inaugural Sea Angling Classic

Lure manufacturing giants Rapala, along with sister predator brands Okuma, Storm and 13 Fishing are heading to this year’s Sea Angling Classic taking place in Portsmouth from 15-19 June. The brands, distributed by Normark UK, are supporting the Charter Boat category in what is set to be the biggest recreational boat sea fishing competition in […]

Wetwheels hooks up with the Sea Angling Classic

Disabled anglers will have the opportunity to compete alongside some of the world’s greatest sea anglers in this year’s Sea Angling Classic taking place on 15-19 June 2022 in Portsmouth. Wetwheels vessels have been designed to accommodate all disabled people, including wheelchair users, providing state-of-the-art facilities including electric fishing reels for sea anglers with limited […]

Sea Angling Classic 2022 gathers momentum as entries fill up and new online live show Hooked! set to launch in the new year

The Sea Angling Classic is a unique international fishing competition taking place on 15-19 June 2022 based from Portsmouth and using the diverse Solent fishing grounds. The event is a catch, photograph, and release format, focusing on 5 species: Tope, Smooth hound, Rays, Bass and Black Bream. With the largest and most valuable prize table […]

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 […]