Category: Sea Fishing News

Bass Bag Limit Hopes Confirmed as Estimates of Recreational Removals are Slashed

The Angling Trust and Save Our Sea Bass have ramped up pressure on the European Commission after new scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) revealed that bass mortality from sea anglers is much lower than estimated last year. The two lobbying organisations have signed a joint letter – through […]

Former Fisheries Minister Backs Angling Trust Campaign for Sustainable Fisheries Post-Brexit

Pic: Charter boats, which take recreational anglers out to sea to fish for offshore species, are a key part of coastal communities and could flourish with better sea fisheries management. Photo: Tim Macpherson In a new paper on UK sea fisheries post-Brexit the Angling Trust calls on the Government to turn Britain into a world leader in […]

Angling Trust calls for immediate precautionary halt to wrasse ‘cleaner fish’ gold rush

Members of the public fishing recreationally should be extremely concerned over a new and rapidly expanding commercial fishery which threatens the South West’s wrasse populations. The Angling Trust is calling for an immediate suspension of the fishery supplying live, wild-caught wrasse to the salmon aquaculture market where they are used to remove parasitic sea lice […]

Thornback Ray wins £6,000 in the European Open Beach Champs 2017

The Paul Roggeman European Open Beach Championship had another fantastic turnout for 2017, with just under 1000 anglers competing and 150 weighing in over the weekend, despite tough fishing conditions. Congratulations to Graham Elliott from Hull, winning the Overall Seniors category with his 4,325g ray. Graham walked away with a massive £6,000.       […]