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With the Warwickshire Avon at Eckington carrying around a foot of extra water and a good colour, big bream weights were expected at the Angling Trust RiverFest qualifier on Saturday 18th October. The Eckington Angling Club waters didn’t fail to deliver as 56 anglers put a total of 960 lbs on the scales with the top three amassing over 300 lbs from adjacent swims. The match was won by local angler Nick Burton at peg 28, the famous ‘Stump’ peg…
A 1km stretch of canal in the heart of London has been completely drained of water ahead of the Canal & River Trust’s £45 million winter restoration programme which starts next month. Hundreds of fish, including massive 3ft-long carp weighing 25 pounds, were scooped up and moved to safety. Major draining of 200-year-old London canal for critical safety repairs 7.5million gallons, the equivalent to nearly 300,000 baths of water and 14 Olympic swimming pools Over 500 fish were rescued, including…
Fish Legal has sent a letter of claim to Scottish Water seeking compensation on behalf of the Devon Angling Association, an angling club member of Fish Legal in Scotland. In January 2014 Scottish Water pled guilty at Alloa Sheriff Court to causing pollution from Glendevon Water Treatment Works due to an incident in July 2011. Scottish Water released up to 12,000 litres of concentrated sulphuric acid into the river Devon in Clackmannanshire, with devastating effects. Fish Legal will now represent…
A wonderful first TideFest was held on the tidal Thames on Sunday September 28 at Kew Bridge, Isleworth, Chiswick and in the Wandle Valley on Sunday to commemorate World Rivers Day. Visitors enjoyed a host of activities that were organised place along the Thames Tideway  including paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking, angling, foreshore exploration, river dipping, wildlife spotting and a heritage walk. The Angling Trust organised held a successful match at Strand on the Green, downstream of Kew Bridge, and congratulations…
The River Trent at Burton on Trent was not in the best of conditions for the Angling Trust RiverFest qualifier held on Sunday 28th September with very low, gin clear and not much flow, but surprisingly it still produced a good contest with 60 competitors competing. The winner on the day was Robbie Quinn fishing from peg 20 below the weir at Bailey's.  He fished stickfloat and maggot to land about 9 lbs of roach and dace, plus a beautiful…
The Angling Trust is inviting skilled, passionate and dedicated volunteers to support and inspire the next generation of England’s fly fishermen and women through direct involvement with England Youth Fly Fishing (AT EYF) Angling Trust England Youth Fly Fishing is undertaking a transitional period following the departure of a number of key volunteers from the youth set up who have contributed significantly to the development and success of English Youth Fly Fishing for so many years. As a result a…
The final of the Angling Trust and Canal and River Trust Stillwater Championship took place on Saturday 20th September at the picturesque Blythe Waters Fishery near Solihull. During the week the venue had experienced an Indian summer with catches of over 100 lbs from all of the pools. However, heavy overnight rain dropped the temperature of the water and the 36  competitors experienced a cold, overcast , windless day  with the fish proving hard to tempt in the final. A…
The Angling Trust RiverFest qualifier on the River Severn at Bridgnorth on Saturday 20th September proved a tough test for all competitors, and what the competitors needed was just a touch of extra water and bit of colour, nevertheless the match had to produce for the three qualifiers going through to the final. Winning the match was Mike Fuller with 32 lb 1 oz consisting of 5 pellet caught barbel from peg 16 above the bridge at Linley.  Tricasts Dave…
Make your views known on the angling issues that matter in our online survey of Angling Trust and Fish Legal members and non-members at www.anglingtrust.net/membershipsurvey The survey only takes 10 minutes so click HERE to have your say and please forward this email to a friend so they can participate in the survey too. Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Angling Trust & Fish Legal said: "This angling survey is an important opportunity for anglers to give us their views…
The Annual and now very long running Angling Trust Masters Championship (previously the ACA Masters) was held on Saturday 30th August 2014 at Mallory Park Fisheries Leicestershire. 14 teams of six anglers lined the banks of The Glebe and the Foundation Lake.  Fishery owner Roy Marlow runs this event and he thanked all the anglers for being fantastic ambassadors for the Angling Trust. Although the fishing was very serious everyone had a great time and there was a lot of…
Far from ideal conditions greeted the 25 competitors for the Angling Trust + Canal & River Trust Stillwater Championship qualifier held at Earlswood Lakes on the Engine Pool on Saturday 23rd August 2014. A very cold North Westerly wind blowing across the lake meant that those drawn on the right hand bank had it in their faces all day, whilst those on the opposite bank amongst the trees had it off their backs, where it was noticeably warmer.  Although a…
The Angling Trusts Veterans and Disabled teams had mixed success in the 2014 7th FIPSed World Angling Championships fished on the Tevere River in Rome from 8th – 9th August. The Angling Trust England Veterans team had fished a fantastic match losing to the host nation by only 2 points in the torrid heat of the Italian capital city. To beat the Italians on their own territory was always going to be difficult, but the tremendous second day performance by…
Angling and conservation groups have given a lukewarm welcome to this week’s Government announcement that National Parks and Areas of Natural Beauty will be afforded special protection and fracking developments will only be allowed within them under ‘exceptional circumstances’. Although a useful step in the right direction this definition remains unclear and will not prohibit all fracking in these areas. Other wildlife sites which often include important fisheries, such as Special Protection Areas (SPAs), Special Areas for Conservation (SACs) and…
The Angling Trust signed up over a hundred new members at this year’s CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace during the weekend despite a smaller than usual fishing presence at the annual country sports and lifestyle event. The brand new stand with new displays and a range of activities at the revamped House of Fishing proved popular with visitors who were able to hear how the Angling Trust and Fish Legal is standing up for fishing and fighting the threats…
Sunny conditions greeted the competitors who took part in the Angling Trust RiverFest qualifier on the River Trent at Newark on Saturday 19th July. The winner on the day and the first competitor from this qualifier to go through to the RiverFest final on 15th/16th November was Paul Kozyra from York, who weighed in 41 lbs of skimmers and bream up to 6 lbs. In second place on the day and to qualify for the final for the second time…
Newent Community School from Newent, Gloucestershire won the Angling Trust Schools National Championship at Daiwa Hallcroft Fishery, Retford on 16th July 2014 with 72 points. The team consisted of; Matt Anderson, George Organ, Tom Cleverley, Jack Cleverley and Harvey Shayle. In silver medal position saw newcomers, Campsmount Academy from Barnsley take second place in the team category with 66 points.  The team were;  Dean Lambie, Jack Waugh, Joshua Butler, Oliver Kerry and Charlie Hemingbrough.  In third place with 60 points…

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