Do I need fishing licence

How do I go fishing legally?

Going fishing for the first time can be a confusing business, it’s important to realise that no one in England & Wales has a right to fish wherever they like.  So where should new and returning anglers begin ? What do you need to think about before you start and what is actually allowed? Here…

When We Fish Again – Update with Jamie Cook

Newly appointed Angling Trust CEO has certainly had a ‘baptism of fire’ with some of the worst flooding in recent history greeting his arrival, followed by the Coronavirus pandemic closing tackle shops and driving us from the banks. Earlier this week, Jamie and his team published When We Fish Again – aimed at getting us…

Fisheries Enforcement: How far we’ve come!

In the past decade, angling has made huge strides against fisheries crime. With the establishment of the Voluntary Bailiff Service (VBS) and multi-agency work with police and the Environment Agency, real progress has been made, but are you doing your bit? The Angling Trust’s National Enforcement Manager Dilip Sarkar reflects on our journey so far…