Tag: Latest Angling News

Voluntary Bailiff Service to tackle illegal fishing now live in the Midlands

The Angling Trust and Environment Agency partnership has now made possible the keenly anticipated national roll-out of the Voluntary Bailiff Service (VBS), following a pilot project in the South East. The Midlands was the third VBS region to go ‘live’ on Saturday, 20th February. This region includes Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, […]

£131,000 grant for angling to protect fish stocks

Angling Trust secures £131,000 grant from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to campaign to protect fish stocks over next two years The Angling Trust has successfully applied for £131,000 funding from charitable trust the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to spend on increased campaigning to protect dwindling marine and freshwater fish stocks over the next two years. The funds […]

Environment Agency’s Annual Fisheries Report

  The report, available HERE, provides a record of fisheries activity and expenditure in 2014 to 2015. It covers aspects from fisheries monitoring and improvements through to enforcement and incident management work. Crucially, the report highlights the substantial amount of work made possible through your rod licence income. Also included is an insight into how […]

Rod licence reforms on the cards

The Angling Trust’s discussions with the Environment Agency on the vexed issues of the coarse angling rod licence for the use of multiple rods and charging juniors to fish look likely to produce a result that will please both youngsters and the many carp and specimen anglers who feel aggrieved at having to buy two […]

British carp record beaten

THE British carp record has been smashed – you must see the pictures, and read the full story plus reaction in this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine. Do not miss it! See a truly monster river roach, and vote for the new ‘National fish’ – Angler’s Mail magazine tells you all about it! Be sure to […]

Notts Police to help fight fish poaching

When the Angling Trust went fishing with Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping recently it wasn’t so much about landing a fish as tightening the net on illegal poaching and related criminality. Committed to reducing rural crime of all kinds, Mr Tipping’s trip to a fishing pool in South Muskham, near Newark, was all […]

Anglers Mail Bumper Xmas Issue 2015

 THE jumbo festive issue of Angler’s Mail magazine is out now – a two-week issue with specials galore and a supplement revealing the Best Gear of the Year. NEW – beginning inside this BIG issue…. The Specialists – starting with Andy Little On The Bank – with one of the stars of TV angling 2015 […]

21lb eel in Angler’s Mail

ANGLER’S MAIL is clearly best priced value fishing magazine this week at only £1.95, and it’s busting with value! Read exclusively all about the monster 21 lb eel seen on the Angler’s Mail front cover. It was part of a mind-blowing haul. Find out why a popular commercial fishery is to close, and why KHV […]

Bowler’s Angling will be closed by Christmas

Bowler’s Angling, which has traded in Dagenham for the last 15 years, is closing down and will be shut before Christmas 2015. Owner Mervyn Woodley says he does not want any more sleepless nights trying to keep the business afloat, citing a ‘losing battle’ against internet shopping as the key reason. Mervyn told local newspaper […]

New British Record Fish Ratified

Update from the British Record (rod-caught) Fish Committee The BRFC met at Fishmongers’ Hall, London, on 1st December 2015.Present were: Mike Heylin OBE (Chairman), Nick Simmonds (Secretary), Oliver Crimmen (Scientific Advisor, Natural History Museum), Nigel Hewlett (Scientific Advisor, Environment Agency), Andrew Nellist (Angling Trust – freshwater specialist) and David Rowe (Angling Trust – Sea fish […]

No fishmeal commercial feed launched

An Australian company has launched what it claims to be the world’s first commercial fish industry feed containing no wild caught fishmeal. Ridley’s NoCatchTM diet has been made available to prawn farmers for the first time this year at what it says represents no extra cost relative to its other premium prawn diets. Fishmeal is […]

Anglers Mail Sept 22nd

ANGLER’S MAIL magazine is back with an essential issue on sale this week. Learn about the £50 float used for barbel… see how to catch chub all day long… and get great ideas on in-form venues with Where To Fish This Week… with over 472 venue & match reports. Also inside this week’s big value […]