MORE than half of anglers want the Government to carry out more research into whether the Close Season on rivers should remain, according to the first poll carried out by

Of the 1,292 anglers who took part in the website’s first poll, a total of 786 – 60.8 per cent of those who voted – said they consider more research is needed to see if the current Close Season is valid. However, 481 respondents – equivalent to 37.2 per cent – said that no further research was needed whilst 25 (1.9 per cenmt) had no view on the subject.

Bob Clark of Anglers Say commented: “I’d like to thank all who took the trouble to cast their vote and had their say on the 1st Anglers Say Poll. I’m delighted to say that the report has been sent to the National Angling Alliance who in turn will distribute it to their members that include the Angling Trades Association, the National Association of Fisheries and Angling Consultatives, the National Federation of Anglers, the National Federation of Sea Anglers, the Salmon & Trout Association and the Specialist Anglers’ Alliance.

To access your copy of the full in depth report on the results of the first poll, click on this link


If you would like a say on what the subject on the second Anglers Say survey should be, Click here.


Meanwhile, winners of the catapult prize draw were:

David Kennings – Birmingham
Allan Marshall – Cumbria
Blair Horton – Leeds
Paul Stott – London
Ian Thomas – Reading



Winners of the Shimano Reel prize draw were:
Andrew Fergusson – London
Les Midwinter – Doncaster
Rob Stannard – West Yorkshire
Mark Hall – Suffolk
Terry Wright – Leicester