Tackling the Tackle Thieves

Angling Trust/SmartWater Crime Fighting Partnership During my days as a serving police officer, one of the most frustrating things was having to return property known to be stolen to the thief, in cases when, for whatever reason, the case could not be proven. Why? Invariably because the stolen property concerned, although recovered from the thief’s…

New predator study can reveal much about our rivers

For a while now Dilip Sarkar and myself have been discussing the results of various studies that have examined predator fish populations around Europe. Some of the results of these studies were fascinating and gave a real insight into the spawning movements, hunting range, favourite prey and growth rates of pike and zander in other parts…

Mick Brown Backs Angling Trust Enforcement Initiatives

Well, it’s certainly been ‘all systems go’ since I wrote my last Enforcement Blog in April. In fact, it is fair to say that I am busier now than when a serving police officer! So, what’s been happening? Too much, really, to report upon comprehensively here, but to give readers an idea of the high…