Register

UK angling news | coarse, carp, game and predator fishing news

Fishing news and angling newsWe hope you enjoy the UK Fisherman "fishing news" section. Clicking on the title of each news item below will take you to a page where you can read the full news aticle.

UK Fisherman are constantly searching for informative and unique content for our website and would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to submit a fishing news item for inclusion on this website. To do so, please CLICK HERE to send us the details.

The Angling Trust and the Countryside Alliance met with officials from the Welsh Government to highlight the risk to angling businesses from proposals which have been mooted by Welsh Ministers for open access to rivers in Wales. They took them to the Gliffaes Hotel near Crickhowell where co-owner James Suter explained to them that angling on the River Usk is absolutely vital to the profitability of the hotel, which is a major employer in the area. He noted that he…
BCAC www.britishcarpchamps.co.uk This coming Friday sees the start of the 16th year of the British Carp Angling Championships, starting this weekend with Farlows, Kingsbury Pine Pool, Mid Kent - Stour and Medway Valley Brooklands. The competition is larger this year with 6 additional qualifying rounds. If you would like to take part then there are a few places left and you can enter for £400 per pair through the website above. If you would like to fish any of this…
From Tuesday 18th March entry forms will be available to apply for the 2014 RiverFest qualifying matches. Entry forms and further details will be available from the Angling Trust website at www.anglingtrust.net/riverfest and will also be available in the two weekly angling publications, Angling Times and Angler’s Mail. This year the qualifiers will begin on Sunday 22nd June on the River Calder at Mirfield. There are 20 qualifying matches of 60 anglers on various river venues around the country, continuing…
The Angling Trust Preston Innovations England Feeder team have now been selected for the FIPSed 4th World Feeder Championships in Ireland on the 19th/20th July 2014. The squad will consist of brothers, Steve and Phil Ringer, Mick Vials, Adam Wakelin, Dean Barlow, and current Barnsley Blacks team captain, Glenn Lawrence (coach) and Tom Pickering (manager/squad member). Rob Wootton and Adam Rooney will also be part of the set up to give them experience at International level, and to work alongside…
In many parts of the country river anglers are coming to terms with an effective 6 month shutdown giving the annual close season debate an added intensity. In addition, the recent devastating floods have hit fisheries, tackle shops and the tackle trade particularly hard this year causing the Angling Trust to write to the Prime Minister arguing that these businesses should be included in the floods compensation measures. In response the Trust has decided to actively engage in the river…
The Angling Trust has marked its five year anniversary by appointing 25 new Ambassadors to help promote its work and to encourage more anglers to join its growing membership. They will join the 40 Ambassadors appointed in 2012. Among the new appointees are some keen anglers who are also household names such as ex-England goalkeeper David Seaman (pictured), sports promoter Barry Hearn and recent Environment & Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon MP. Angling media stars Paul Young, Nigel Botherway and Gary…
The Environment Agency (EA) has admitted that it has failed to follow its own procedures when investigating pollution incidents which cause fish kills. Fish Legal has criticised the EA about its pollution response several times over the past few years, but the Environment Agency had previously refused to accept this criticism. Fish Legal has now been able to use the EA’s own data, obtained through a freedom of information (FOI) enquiry, to back up its complaint. The EA then commissioned…
The Angling Trust has today written to Prime Minister David Cameron and Environment and Fisheries Minister George Eustice to seek assurances that the grants announced last week for flood-hit businesses will also be made available to angling clubs, fisheries and tackle shops which have lost significant revenue as a result of persistent high water levels. The Angling Trust has had reports from its members that several fishing tackle shops, angling clubs and commercial fisheries in areas affected by the persistent…
The Angling Trust is following up on the publication of a major report on dredging by the Chartered Institution for Water and Environmental Management (note 1) this week by calling on the government to focus on land management, rather than dredging rivers and building yet more flood defences. Research clearly shows that changes in land use reduce run-off and increase infiltration, which reduces the height of flood peaks, and reduces the amount of sediment washing into rivers. One recent study…
The UK’s biggest river competition just got bigger as The Angling Trust is delighted to announce the 20 qualifying venues for this year’s RiverFest competition. The qualifiers will begin earlier than 2013 with the first match taking place on the River Calder, Mirfield on Sunday 22nd June.  The qualifiers will then continue on a weekly basis through to the last qualifier for 2014 on Saturday 1st November on the River Nene, March.  Three anglers from each qualifier will progress to…
2013 world championship winning squad back together and targetting back-to-back wins. International Events Manager, Dick Clegg in collaboration with the team manager Dave Brooks and England coach Joe Roberts have selected a team to take part in the FIPSed Ladies World Angling Championships in Portugal later this year. The event will take place on 23rd/24th August in Coruche on the river Soria, a venue that has been used on several previous occasions by the Portuguese Federation. The success of the…
The Angling Trust is looking for talented young coarse anglers who would like to apply for the England under 18s youth assessment trial. The under 18s World Championship is due to be staged at Assen in the Netherlands from 25th-26th July 2014, and a team is required to represent the Angling Trust and team sponsors Sensas. Where and when The Angling Trust Sensas Team England youth assessment trial will take place on Sunday 6th April 2014 at Makins Fishery, Nuneaton,…
Representatives of the Sustainable Access Campaign Cymru (SACC) took their campaign for locally-managed access to land and water to the home of Welsh politics, The National Assembly for Wales on Wednesday 15th January. They hosted an exhibition of angling to stress the importance of the £150 million freshwater recreational angling sector to the Welsh economy, and to highlight the risks that proposals for universal access to land and water being discussed by the Minister for Culture and Sport John Griffiths…
The representative body for all anglers, the Angling Trust, has called on Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond to get a grip on policy concerning Atlantic salmon following a string of decisions in Scotland which all threaten to damage wild fish stocks. The Trust has called on its members to support a petition, which has already gained nearly 20,000 signatures, challenging the recent re-opening of a commercial net fishery targeting spring salmon, one of the most threatened stocks, and calling on…
On 1 April 2013, during Operation CLAMP DOWN, targeting illegal angling during the coarse close season, Voluntary Bailiffs of the Voluntary Bailiff Service's Angling Watch 3 were patrolling the River Thames at King's Meadow, Reading, with Environment Agency Fisheries Enforcement Officer Mick Cox. During this patrol, what appeared to be illegal set lines were found - but upon inspection two handguns and an automatic weapon were found attached and hidden in the river. Thames Valley Police have now investigated the…
The Angling Trust has confirmed that it intends to continue seeking a humane relocation of ‘Keith’ - the seal stuck in the River Severn freshwater system for nearly two years. The Angling Trust successfully applied for a licence from Natural England to rescue the seal during the close season (1 September – 31 December 2013) but this was prevented by extensive flooding. That protective period, however, has now ended. No further licence is required for the control or capture of…

Newsletter

Receive regular updates & newsletters from UK Fisherman ...
captcha 

Recommended

Promote your Business

Advertise at UK Fisherman

FREE and PREMIUM fishery, fishing holidays, fishing club & tackle store listings.

Read more

Website Design

Website design for angling businesses

Let UK Fisherman bring your products/services to a wider angling audience.

Read more

Angling Newsletter

UK angling and fishing news

News, reviews, competition details, tackle sales & more, direct to your inbox.

Sign up now

Angling Forum

UK angling and fishing forum

You're sure to find something to rant on about in our anglers forum. Sign up today!!

Join now

Follow us

Follow us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
×
UK Fisherman Newsletter

captcha