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The Angling Trust is pleased to announce that this years RiverFest qualifying matches will feature five new venues in a total of 24, which will see 1,440 anglers competing for a shot at the £12,000 top prize. The new venues are the Warwickshire Avon at Warwick and Stratford, the Thames at Clanfield and Culham and the Tidal Trent from Laughterton to Dunham.  “The competition just keeps evolving and I’m delighted with the response we’ve had from anglers all over the…
The Angling Trust is looking for talented coarse anglers who would like to apply for the England under 18s youth assessment trials. The U18s Youth World Championships are due to be staged at Coruche, Santa Justa, in Portugal from 6th – 7h August 2016, and a team is required to represent the Angling Trust and team sponsors, Sensas  for the under 18s.  Last year saw Sensas Team England U18s dominate their event held on the Smederevo Steelworks canal in Serbia…
The Angling Trust is looking for talented coarse anglers who would like to apply for the England under 18s youth assessment trials. The U18s Youth World Championships are due to be staged at Coruche, Santa Justa, in Portugal from 6th – 7h August 2016, and a team is required to represent the Angling Trust and team sponsors, Sensas  for the under 18s.  Last year saw Sensas Team England U18s dominate their event held on the Smederevo Steelworks canal in Serbia…
Tom Pickering is delighted to announce the England line up for the Preston Innovations Feeder Team for the 2016 FIPSed 6th Feeder World Championships to be held on the Novisad canal in Serbia from 18th – 19th June. The venue is a cut off from the Danube river. The Feeder Team are: Tom Pickering (manager) Glenn Lawrence  (coach) Steve Ringer Phil Ringer Mick Vials Rob Wootton Dean Barlow Adam Wakelin Eddie Bridon and Will Freeman will also be travelling and…
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 about discussing with local anglers what they can do to help the police protect fish and fisheries. The Commissioner was keen to raise awareness of…
1,968 sewage outfalls are still not being properly regulated by the Environment Agency because water companies are failing to provide information to the regulator about exactly what is coming out of these pipes, a freedom of information request by the Angling Trust and Fish Legal has uncovered. Several thousand outfalls were given ‘temporary’ deemed consents at the time of privatisation of the water industry in 1989 (see note 1), because there were no legal permits for these discharges at all.…
Families in Burton took to the towpath this weekend to enjoy a day of free fishy fun as part of efforts to inspire more people to try angling on the Trent & Mersey Canal running through the town. The event on Saturday was organised by the Canal & River Trust, the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of the nation’s historic waterways, in partnership with Burton Mutual Angling Association.  Around 50 local people headed down to the canal by Hillfield…
Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Angling Trust & Fish Legal, has been appointed to join the BBC’s Rural Affairs Advisory Committee, an influential body that provides advice and feedback on BBC output across all broadcast platforms, and in particular programmes dealing with rural, agricultural and environmental issues. He has replaced a representative of the commercial sea fishing industry who has recently left the Committee. This is the first time that angling has ever been represented at this level. The…
What a brilliant and fair sectioned RiverFest qualifier match it was on the River Severn at Shrewsbury on 18th October 2015 with near perfect conditions. All that was required was some extra water as the river was very low. Every angler caught fish on this 60 peg event. In first place and the first angler to qualify for the final in November was Steve Maher with a fantastic catch of roach for 30-0-0. Steve fished bolo float over groundbait with…
The Angling Trust has joined campaigners calling on the Government and industry to improve England's rivers and lakes to the benefit of fishing. Water Matters - an influential publication launched today (Tuesday, September 15) - outlines the actions that need to be taken over the next five years to halt and reverse the loss of aquatic life and restore a healthy water environment.They include: Stopping pollution of waters by making polluters pay and improving incentives to protect and enhance waters;…
The High Court has granted permission for WWF-UK, the Angling Trust and Fish Legal to challenge Defra and the Environment Agency over their failure to protect some of England's most precious rivers, lakes and coastal areas from agricultural pollution. The focus of the court case is on habitats that are protected by law and known as Natura 2000 sites (1). They include national treasures like Poole Harbour and the Rivers Avon, Wye & Eden, where pollution is having a harmful…
Construction of London's new £4.2bn 'super sewer' will start next year following the confirmation of independent investors to finance and deliver the scheme. Anglers, environmental groups and river users joined Ministers and business leaders in celebrating the news - recognising that the Thames Tideway Tunnel is needed urgently to tackle the issue of discharges of untreated sewage into the river and ensure the capital's sewerage system is fit for the 21st century. The tidal Thames is home to more than…
Matchroom Sport and the Angling Trust has announced a further change to Fish 'O' Mania XXIII and in the process clarified how the draw will be conducted for the new look two day final and removed any uncertainty. The finalists will take part in a random draw on Thursday evening to determine their peg for day one of the two day final, drawing chronologically in the order from which they qualified. The draw for day two will take place on…
The Angling Trust Masters 2015 is a prestigious Team event staged at Mallory Parks Fisheries complex at Peckleton Leicester. This year 17 teams representing various fishing companies put on a great display for their respected sponsors on Saturday 15th August. Although the complex had been fishing brilliantly everyone knew that after the excessive rainfall and atmospheric conditions that now prevailed it was going to be a fishing match and not a catching match. That’s exactly how it turned out and…
Sensas Team England U18’s & Drennan U23’s once again took the World Championships by storm as they returned from Serbia with team gold and bronze medals while England’s George Organ took individual bronze medal in the U18 category. 16 nations descended on the Smederevo Steelworks Canal in Serbia over the 7th & 8th August to fish the 20th FIPS-ed U18 World Championships. England would go head to head with 2014 champions France and the 3rd place Poland and the trio…
The Environment Agency is set to award a landmark fisheries contract to the Angling Trust. This announcement follows a rigorous competitive process and is part of the continued drive towards greater partnership working leading to thriving fisheries and angling throughout England. The three key overarching priorities of the contract are to increase participation amongst existing and new anglers, tackle illegal angling and manage a fund to improve angling facilities. The contract will run for up to 4 years and is…

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