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May 14, 2020

Angling In Wales | Angling is now a permitted form of excercise

Angling Cymru update: 13th May 2020 Angling is now a permitted form of exercise but please remember to observe the following regulations: Stay local: You can drive to go fishing but only locally - the shortest distance you can. If you live… Read Full Story
May 13, 2020

Fish distress is of the scales during lockdown as waterway charity welcomes back anglers

ANGLERS AND PUBLIC ASKED TO HELP SUPPORT CANAL & RIVER TRUST AS CHARITY ACTS ON 300% INCREASE IN FISH DISTRESS CALLOUTS DURING LOCKDOWN Today, anglers across England will be able to fish once again on their local canal, reservoir or other… Read Full Story
May 13, 2020

Kilnsey fly fishing lakes will reopen to anglers from Monday 18th May 2020.

Kilnsey Park Fly Fishery is situated in spectacular surroundings. The two spring fed lakes are both approximately 1 acre in size and are open all year round, fishing well throughout the winter. The lakes are well stocked with hard fighting… Read Full Story
Aug 05, 2018

S&TC Cymru partners with other conservation groups to help restore endangered eels

Conservation groups give hope for endangered eels by providing them a new home at Cyfarthfa Park Lake, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales S&TC Cymru and South East Wales Rivers Trust, as joint lead partners for the European eel in the Wales Environment… Read Full Story
Jun 28, 2018

Fishing licence money protecting fish from predatory birds

Local anglers at Wedgwood pools had been concerned that a number of Cormorants and Goosanders were eating the fish and leaving very little behind. The birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, so it was up to the… Read Full Story
Jun 01, 2018

Catch a Crucian photographic competition | National Crucian Conservation Project (NCCP)

The Angling Trust and the National Crucian Conservation Project (NCCP) have once again teamed up with the Association of Crucian Anglers to organise the Catch a Crucian photographic competition. Thanks to Bait-Tech and Angling Direct there… Read Full Story
Feb 25, 2018

The latest fishing news from the Environment Agency

All the latest fishing news from the Environment Agency including fishing days for the family, the first conviction for body worn cameras and details on how far your fishing licence money goes. Spring into fishing Spring Into Fishing with… Read Full Story
Apr 27, 2017

Shropshire Union Canal reels in national angling championship

Hundreds of the nation’s top anglers are set to descend on the Shropshire Union Canal this August for the Angling Trust Division One National Championship. The Canal & River Trust charity, which cares for 2,000 miles of waterways, will be… Read Full Story
Mar 23, 2017

Salmon & Trout Conservation campaign video showing the impact of sea lice

This new film from the Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland explains the catastrophic collapse of sea trout stocks in Loch Maree, once one of the world’s truly great wild fisheries, following the arrival of salmon farming in the adjacent… Read Full Story
Feb 03, 2017

Tom Pickering names his England Lions for the 7th FIPSed World Feeder Championships in Portugal

The Angling Trust's Preston Innovations sponsored England Feeder team has now been selected for the FIPSed 7th World Feeder Championships in Cabecao, Portugal from 24th - 25th June 2017. The Feeder team are to remain the same as last… Read Full Story
Jan 29, 2017

England Call Up for Talented U20s Coarse Anglers

The Angling Trust is looking for talented coarse anglers who would like to apply for the England under 20s youth assessment trials. FIPSed have announced that the age categories for the youth have changed from previous years, so what was… Read Full Story
Sep 29, 2016

England winning streak comes to an end as Russia win world carp championship on a tie break

Carp Team England’s incredible winning streak has come to an end as Russia have been crowned Carp Fishing World Champions in one of the tightest and closest fought battles in international carp fishing match history. The 72 hours… Read Full Story
Sep 21, 2016

Rod licence income helps fund over 50 projects to benefit fish and fishing

Another 54 angling projects have benefitted from a share of £200,000 from the Angling Improvement Fund (AIF). Administered by the Angling Trust in partnership with the Environment Agency, the AIF reinvests income from rod licence sales… Read Full Story
Sep 14, 2016

Bream provide winning weights in TideFest 2016 River Thames fishing competition

Local people turned out in huge numbers in response to the call to 'come along and enjoy the river' at this year's third TideFest on the River Thames. Glorious sunshine ensured a great turnout for an action packed day on the water at… Read Full Story
Sep 13, 2016

From soap stars to tackle makers … Angling Trust and Fish Legal announce 20 new Ambassadors

Twenty anglers from the world of TV, journalism, F1 and the angling industry have agreed to become Ambassadors for the Angling Trust and Fish Legal. They include EastEnders’ star and carp fanatic Scott Maslen, The Big Fish Off winner James… Read Full Story
Sep 02, 2016

England Ladies Coarse Angling Team finish fourth in the World Championships

England Ladies Coarse Angling Team just missed out of a podium place after finishing fourth in the 23rd FIPSed Ladies World Coarse Fishing Championship in Spain from 27th – 28th August 2016. With bankside temperatures exceeding 42 degrees… Read Full Story
Aug 25, 2016

Research into why people go fishing gives a boost to angling

The Angling Trust has published the results of research which provides valuable insight into why people go fishing and what can be done to get more non-anglers and their families to take part in this wonderful outdoors activity. The… Read Full Story
Aug 23, 2016

Local MP Mims Davies visits Eastleigh holiday fishing project with the Angling Trust

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies accepted an invitation from the Hampshire-based organisation 'For Life Experiences' (FLE) to visit a summer holiday fishing project for local youngsters as part of Eastleigh Borough Council's Park Sport Programme.… Read Full Story
Jul 05, 2016

Angling Trust joins European groups in highlighting benefits of angling to the EU

The Angling Trust and other members of the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) and European fishing tackle trade met with Karmenu Vella, the EU Commissioner for the Environment and Fisheries, to highlight the huge social, environmental and… Read Full Story
Jun 29, 2016

Angling Trust RiverFest qualifier - big chub account for top weights on the River Swale

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… Read Full Story
Jun 28, 2016

Angling Trust Cadets & Junior National Fishing Championships 2016 at Partridge Lakes

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… Read Full Story
Jun 08, 2016

Kayleigh Smith wins the Ladies National Fishing Championship title at Woodlands View Fishery

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,… Read Full Story
May 19, 2016

Angling Trust & Fishinginfo launch Video Battle - fishing social media competition

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… Read Full Story
May 07, 2016

Angling Trust Welcomes New Plan to Save Salmon Stocks In England

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… Read Full Story
Apr 28, 2016

World Fishing Championship England U23s Squad announced for Portugal 2016

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… Read Full Story
Mar 22, 2016

Angling back on telly as Trust's Rob Hughes announces mega deal

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… Read Full Story
Mar 15, 2016

Chris Kitchen claims third Fish 'O' Mania qualifier place for 2016

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… Read Full Story
Mar 07, 2016

Jamie Hughes wins top spot at the first Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier for 2016 at Tunnel Barn Farm

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… Read Full Story
Feb 18, 2016

Angling Trust are seeking talented lady coarse anglers to fish for England

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… Read Full Story
Feb 16, 2016

Joint effort to tackle fisheries related crime in North East

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… Read Full Story
Feb 11, 2016

Drennan Team England fishing squads announced for 2016

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… Read Full Story
Feb 11, 2016

Drennan Team England fishing squads announced for 2016

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… Read Full Story
Feb 05, 2016

Angling Trust secures £131,000 grant to campaign to protect fish stocks

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… Read Full Story
Jan 21, 2016

Rod licence reform on the cards: Proposals include 3-rod option and free fishing for juniors

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… Read Full Story
Jan 19, 2016

Angling Trust helps save fish condemned to die at St George’s Park Lake in Bristol

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… Read Full Story
Jan 18, 2016

Angling Trust RiverFest 2016 - New Venues for UK River Fishing Competition!

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… Read Full Story
Jan 13, 2016

Angling Trust seeking coarse anglers for England under 18s youth assessment trials

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… Read Full Story
Jan 13, 2016

Angling Trust seeking coarse anglers for England under 18s youth assessment trials

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… Read Full Story
Jan 13, 2016

Preston Innovations England Feeder Fishing Team announced for 2016

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… Read Full Story
Jan 06, 2016

Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Commissioner joins the fight against illegal poaching of fish

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… Read Full Story
Jan 06, 2016

Water companies fail to co-operate over nearly 2,000 sewage outfalls

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… Read Full Story
Oct 20, 2015

Perfect conditions for the Riverfest, River Severn qualifying match at Shrewsbury

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… Read Full Story
Oct 14, 2015

Angling Gets a Voice at the Heart of BBC Programming

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… Read Full Story
Oct 01, 2015

Families flock to Burton's canal for free fishing fun

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… Read Full Story
Sep 15, 2015

Blueprint for Water Coalition improve England's rivers and lakes to the benefit of fishing

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… Read Full Story
Aug 30, 2015

Government Faces Legal Challenge After Failing to Protect England's Most Precious Rivers

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… Read Full Story
Aug 25, 2015

Angler's celebrating london's new "super sewer" aimed at reducing river pollution

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… Read Full Story
Aug 24, 2015

Random Draw Back for Fish 'O' Mania XXIII final

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… Read Full Story
Aug 18, 2015

Angling Trust Masters 2015 result | Mallory Parks Fisheries, Leicester

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… Read Full Story
Aug 12, 2015

England’s young lions are angling world champions

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… Read Full Story


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