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Recreational bluefin tuna fishery approved in UK; open from August 2024

After more than six years of dedicated efforts by the Angling Trust and the UK Bluefin Tuna Association (UKBFTA), the legislation enabling the opening of a recreational catch-and-release bluefin tuna fishery in UK waters takes effect from June 7th, 2024 This landmark achievement, under the guidance of the multinational Atlantic bluefin tuna organisation, ICCAT, paves […]

Barnsley Cruise to 2023 Winter League Title

The biggest multi-venue match in the country took place last weekend which saw three hundred anglers competing in the prestigious Angling Trust Winter League Final across both natural and commercial venues. Conditions for the Saturday saw a continuation of the awful winter conditions which kept weights down across both venues. The Format for the final […]

Detective joins Angling Trust….

A former police officer with over 30 years’ experience in the force has been appointed National Enforcement Support Manager of the Angling Trust’s Fisheries Enforcement Support Service, which runs the 500-strong Voluntary Bailiff Service and the highly successful Building Bridges project working with migrant anglers. Nino Brancato retired from Thames Valley Police as Detective Inspector […]

England 14th in World Big Game Trolling Championships, South France: Germany B Champions

This year’s FIPS-M 27th World Championship for Big Game Trolling took place in Frontignan, South of France from 29th September to 6th October with 14 nations competing to target the giant bluefin tuna and swordfish abound in the area. Team England consisted of; Andy Atkins (manager), Peter Bailey, Jack Challis and Jon Patten. Unfortunately the […]

Daiwa Tournament RS Match & Feeder Rods

When it comes to natural water fishing, especially rivers many recognise Dave Harrell as one of the best. Daiwa’s design team have created the Tournament RS ‘River/Stillwater’ collection in conjunction with Dave, taking on board the wide and varied styles that have now returned to the match and pleasure scene. At each rods core is […]

End of the line for damaging bass nets in sight

Angling Trust and B.A.S.S ‘broadly welcome’ new EU bass conservation plans Angling organisations, who have been battling for a better deal for threatened bass stocks and for the introduction of sustainable forms of bass fishing, have today welcomed the announcement by the European Commission that should see the removal of damaging gillnets from the bass […]