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Pike anglers across the midlands have been given an exceptional opportunity to fish an unfished Trout water in Nottingham. Colwick Park’s Trout lake will be opening up to Pike fishing for the first time on January 18th & 19th and February 22nd & 23rd. Due to the lack of pike fishing on the 65 acre lake it is almost impossible to estimate the size of fish currently residing in the lake but with the sheer volume of trout in the…
The Angler is the members magazine of the Angling Trust and Fish Legal and for the first time is now available to read online. The autumn 2013 version has been completely redesigned with much more fishing content than ever before alongside all the important campaign work and news. There are how-to's and feature stories covering coarse, sea and game, interviews with some of our ambassadors, the former fisheries minister and one of our volunteers, plus news of the big campaign…
Scottish Water has paid £5,000 to the United Clyde Angling Protective Association for polluting the Logan Water in South Lanarkshire with silt. Scottish Water resisted repeated requests for compensation, but settled shortly before the case was to be heard at the Lanark Sheriff Court. Lawyers from the angling conservation body Fish Legal, issued the Utility with a claim on behalf of the Association. Scottish Water was carrying out engineering works on the Logan Reservoir in May 2008 when it inadvertently…
The Angling Trust, at its first meeting with the new Fisheries Minister George Eustice on Monday 8th December, urged him to implement conservation measures and to manage more of the UK’s inshore fish stocks for the benefit of recreational anglers, rather than just for commercial exploitation. The Trust particularly stressed the need to protect juvenile and migratory fish in estuaries and other nursery areas from both legal and illegal netting and to stop commercial targeting of fish that are aggregating…
New Blueprint Coalition Chair appointed: S&TA's own Janina Gray Ever since she joined the S&TA in the autumn of 2007 as our (first ever) Research and Policy Manager, Janina Gray – known to one and all as Nina and now our Head of Science HH– has shown a total and passionate commitment to the S&TA’s aims which has helped lift the Association to a whole new level on the national stage.  Representing fisheries and aquatic environment interests on committees and…
A Blackburn based organisation asked for your help earlier this week in voting for them to win a head-to-head People's Millions funding competition. We are very pleased to report therefore that The Lodge project won it's funding. This was the information we received from Adrian Hoole, who is an Angling Trust licenced coach and also the chairman of a community association in Blackburn, Lancashire who take young people fishing to give them something to occupy their time and energies. "It…
Many angling clubs are uninsured, or are paying too much for poor insurance cover. Angling Trust membership, which now includes insurance cover as a benefit of membership, is the answer... Many angling clubs and syndicates don’t carry insurance and could face multi-million pound claims if one of their members, or a member of the public, suffered an injury on club waters. Many other angling clubs are paying far too much for cover which is inadequate to protect the club and…
The Angling Trust has appointed fishing pioneer George Stephenson as its new Chairman, with immediate effect. With several decades experience of managing safari and fishing businesses around the world, George Stephenson brings great knowledge, business acumen and an excellent contact list to the role of Chairman of the rapidly-growing and dynamic representative organisation for all anglers in England. The post was widely advertised and attracted a number of high quality applicants. George Stephenson spent 25 years in Africa running safari…
The Angling Trust England Ladies coarse angling team produced one of the most sensational second day performances ever seen in winning the 20th FIPSed Women’s World Angling Championships on the magnificent river Sava in Radece, Slovenia from 24th – 25th August 2013 The setting for these championships was out of a picture book. Sitting between mountains on either side the river ran through a beautiful tree lined valley with a track allowing easy access to the pegs but more to…
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 Valley in Wiltshire and Berkshire following last months’ devastating pollution of all invertebrate life along a 15 kms stretch of this famous chalk stream…
The Angling Trust has continued its high profile campaign against internet rod licence rip-off's and this week slammed Google for advertising web sites which take advantage of hard-pressed anglers trying to buy a rod licence by charging them a £20 administration fee for a £27 rod licence, despite offering no additional service whatsoever. The internet giant had taken down the adverts when the scam was exposed on taken up by BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme, but they have…
Fourteen of the top English ‘loch-style’ boat anglers will be travelling to the Lake of Menteith in Scotland in mid-September for the Home International competition against the host nation, Wales and Ireland. The England Team (Team England Fly Fishing) comprises the top anglers from the National final fished last year at Bewl Water in Kent. The team is captained by Stafford angler Paul Angell who had this to say about the teams prospects in Scotland. "With just over a month…
The Angling Trust and Preston Innovations England Feeder Team Manager, Tom Pickering is looking for talented anglers to compete in a Feeder trial on Saturday 28th September 2013. The trial will take place at Barston Lakes, Marsh House Farm Lane, Barston, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0LB. Anglers who wish to apply for the trial must be of open match standard, and MUST be able to cast and fish at 80 yards minimum. The trial will be fished to FIPS international…
Groundbreaking Research into Elite Performance in Match Angling Angling Trust Team England has a long-standing record of success in international competition in coarse, game and sea disciplines. However angling is not generally seen as a performance sport. The Angling Trust has collaborated with sports scientists from the University of Chester and developed a world-leading research project to investigate the key traits required to become a world-class match angler and provide evidence-based guidance for selecting and developing future talent. During the…
Director of Calendar Girls and Made In Dagenham, Nigel Cole confirmedto direct Fisherman's Friends movie next spring. Ageism set aside as casting begins late 2013. Current single "Mary Anne" to feature on soundtrack. London, 26 July 2013: Ealing Studios have today confirmed that British film director Nigel Cole, responsibe for massively successful British feel-good movies ‘Calendar Girls’, ‘Saving Grace’ and ‘Made In Dagenham’, will direct the movie based on the trials, tribulations and tragedy during the rise to fame of…
Following the recent success of Team England Angling’s under 18s and under 23s teams in France, England are now undisputed World Match fishing champions. FIPSed, the world governing body for angling, last week issued new world rankings, based on competition results from the past 5 years, and England is number 1 in six of the ten categories and in the top three in three others. Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Angling Trust said: “This fantastic achievement by the teams…

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