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A low and clear River Swale proved to be a tough nut to crack for many of the competitors in the second Angling Trust RiverFest qualifier held on Saturday 25th June. Big chub accounted for all the top weights and leading the way was Goole angler Mark Turner, on his first visit to the venue with 43-0-0 from peg 30 in B Zone. Mark started off by landing two decent chub on legered breadflake before switching to a 6No4 stick…
This year the fabulous Partridge Lakes complex in Cheshire played host to the Angling Trust Cadets and Junior Angling Championships on Saturday 25th June 2016. Sadly the numbers of teams taking part was very disappointing. Whilst the Cadets event again saw 4 teams fishing, the Junior Championship had only 9 teams, which was 5 teams down on 2015, and eventually the Intermediates event, which had only 2 teams registered was ultimately cancelled when both opted not to fish. Cadets The…
The Angling Trust Ladies National Championship was contested by 43 anglers fishing Front and Back Deans lakes at Woodlands View Fishery near Worcester on Saturday 4th June 2016. The fishing proved difficult on a hot, bright windless day, and most of the better weights came from the Back Deans section. For the winner Kayleigh Smith (Matrix, Bag em baits) this proved a very poignant occasion.  Last year Kayleigh’s mum tragically died whilst this match was being fished at Lakeview.  So…
The Angling Trust has launched an exciting new social media competition to encourage anglers to get back on the banks and inspire newcomers to take up the sport. The Angling Trust Video Battle (ATVB) – run in conjunction with Fishinginfo.co.uk – is calling for anglers to get creative by shooting and editing their own short fishing video to compete with other battlers to win fabulous tackle prizes worth hundreds of pounds. All that competitors have to do is shoot a…
The Angling Trust has welcomed the commitment from the Environment Agency (EA) to deliver an ambitious 5-Point Approach to halt the dramatic decline of salmon stocks in England. Despite funding cuts from government, the Agency has committed additional funding to support this extensive programme of work over an 18-month period. The approach aims to address five key issues affecting salmon stocks: improving marine survival, which has decreased by almost 50% in 20 years; reducing the impact of both commercial and…
Drennan England U23’s team manager Mark Downes has announced the squad to compete in the 30th FIPSed U23’s World Championships which will be held in Coruche, Portugal. Retaining their places from last year are; Alex Clements, Matt Barnett and Rory Jones while Bradley Gibbons will also feature as he progresses from the U18s.  The fifth and final place in the squad goes to Sheffield’s Ricky Marshall who will win his first England cap. The team are; Alex Clements, Southampton Rory…
Well known angler and presenter Rob Hughes has been signed up by BT Sport in a mega deal that will see angling taken into the homes of millions of viewers. The broadcasting giants have thrown their support behind a host of new angling shows which will include both competition highlights and a 'Top Gear-style' fun and entertaining fishing show. Hughes, Angling Promotion Officer with the Angling Trust, said: "I’m over the moon to be working with  BT Sport and all…
130 competitors gathered at the picturesque Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster on Saturday 12th March 2016 for the third Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier on a cool misty morning. The fishery had recovered well after the recent heavy rains and although there was a cool south easterly breeze blowing the weather looked set fair. Recent 200 lb weights on this venue added to the expectation of a good days fishing. As the match got under way, reality soon dawned that that the cool…
The 150 competitors arriving for the first Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier of 2016 were greeted by scattered snow showers and a biting North Easterly wind at Tunnel Barn Farm in Shrewley, Warwickshire on Saturday 5th March. For many, this resulted in a hard day's fishing. However, as temperatures rose and with the wind dropping a little, alongside some sunshine going into the last hour of the match, the venue's shoals of carp and F1s fed remarkably well. It was Jamie…
The Angling Trust are asking for ladies who are interested in representing England in this years 23rd FIPSed Ladies World Championships to submit a CV before the end of March. The 2016 event is scheduled for the 28th/29th August and is likely to take place in Spain, although the venue is not yet confirmed, it could be at Merida. England Ladies Manager Dave Brooks is looking for anglers who are capable of fishing to World Championship rules and therefore the…
The Angling Trust says it is looking forward to a further crackdown on fisheries-related crime, which will help to protect fish across North East England. Representatives of four police forces – Northumbria, Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire – and senior fisheries officers from the Environment Agency, Northumbrian Water, the Tyne Rivers Trust, the Wear Rivers Trust and the Angling Trust have agreed to work together to help tackle the problem. It follows a meeting in Newcastle upon Tyne co-ordinated by…
Mark Downes and Mark Addy, Drennan Team England Managers, are happy to announce the teams that will be competing in this year's 2016 International events. World Championships 2016, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 18/19th September: The team has previously fished this venue and secured a silver medal. At present, nobody knows the species they will be fishing for, as in the winter the venue is sometimes drained and re-stocked. The venue is a 2,000m rowing course and with up to 40 teams competing…
Mark Downes and Mark Addy, Drennan Team England Managers, are happy to announce the teams that will be competing in this year's 2016 International events. World Championships 2016, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 18/19th September: The team has previously fished this venue and secured a silver medal. At present, nobody knows the species they will be fishing for, as in the winter the venue is sometimes drained and re-stocked. The venue is a 2,000m rowing course and with up to 40 teams competing…
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 will be matched with membership subscription income and fundraising from other sources to pay for political advocacy, campaign materials and staff time, including for a new Campaigns Officer who will support the work of our National Campaigns Coordinator Martin Salter and existing staff in…
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 separate rod licences. In an answer to a parliamentary question this week, Fisheries Minister George Eustice confirmed proposed changes to the licence from April 2017,…
The Angling Trust has stepped in to help save healthy fish due to be destroyed at a Bristol lake where angling is being banned. The popular small lake in St George’s Park in Bristol is in desperate need of repair and maintenance and is due to be drained early this year to allow this work to be carried out. However, anglers and concerned members of the public were outraged to hear that the large population of fish in the lake…

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