Tag: Angling news

Minister Backs Angling Trust on Killer Chemicals

Angling and fishery organisations have today welcomed an announcement from the Natural Environment Minister Richard Benyon that plans are being drawn up to remove products containing the  dangerous insecticide Chlorpyrifos from domestic sale.Mr Benyon was responding to strong representations from the Angling Trust, the national representative body for anglers, and fishery owners along the Kennet […]

What A Difference A Year makes

Fisheries Minister with participants at the National Fishing Month feature, pic curtesey of Kevin Milner  This time last year, the CLA Game Fair had been cancelled and the National Fishing Month (NFM) launch event had to be hurriedly rescheduled amidst the downpours with the help of the Angling Trust’s Martin Salter. Twelve months on and […]

Chicken Bags Record Catfish

Australian native and 2012 top female freshwater angler Benchawan Thiansungoen has landed a potential All-Tackle record chao phraya catfish (Pangasius sanitwongsei) while fishing Palm Tree Lagoon, Thailand. Benchawan’s fish ate a piece of chicken, and it took the experienced angler 30 minutes to subdue the 55.25 kg (121 lb 12 oz) fish. Once the fish was landed, […]

Saving The Seabed May Not Cost The Earth After All

A government decision to slash 75 per cent of a proposed network of marine conservation zones (MCZs) intended to save seabeds and estuaries in England from  being damaged by commercial and recreational activities, has been criticised by professional fishery managers. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is proposing to go ahead with […]

Huge Decline In Youngsters Taking Up Angling

John Bailey, author and presenter of the book and the TV series ‘Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr. Crabtree’ appeared on BBC1 Sunday 14th July to talk about the decline in youngsters getting involved in the sport of fishing. It’s a subject that’s close to our hearts as we continue our own national talent search […]

Take A friend Fishing In National Fishing Month

Why don’t you TAKE A FRIEND FISHING during National Fishing Month (NFM) and follow thousands of parents, grandparents and friends who enjoy quality time together at the waterside over the summer holidays?   It’s a hugely enjoyable way to strengthen relationships, and it often leads to lasting participation in angling.   To take a family member […]

Pollution Blights the Upper Kennet

Almost total wipe out of aquatic invertebrates between Marlborough & Hungerford A serious pesticide pollution has hit the upper River Kennet this week resulting in an almost total wipe out of the aquatic invertebrates in much of a 15 km stretch downstream from Marlborough to Hungerford.As yet fish populations remain unscathed but there are concerns that […]

Do you want to fish for England – 2013/14

Angling Trust England Talent Pathway Launched The Angling Trust is now inviting applications from talented young game and coarse anglers for the 2013/14 England Talent Pathway programme. Screening events in game and coarse angling have been planned throughout the country providing opportunities in the North, Midlands and Southern regions for young anglers aged 13-17 to showcase […]