Building Bridges on the Nene Phase II

Building Bridges on the Nene Phase II Nenescape Landscape Partnership Scheme is a Heritage Lottery funded project bringing together 11 partners to deliver 16 projects which will celebrate the Nene Valley and its heritage. The projects will research and promote the history of the river and its valley, encourage visitors and residents to explore it…

Good news for Anglers, Barbel and Shad

Angling Trust National Regions Manager John Cheyne looks back over the campaign to “Save Powick Weir” and celebrates a great result for fish and anglers alike….. After over a year of meetings, lobbying, Facebook fall-outs and protests I attended one of those meeting last week that reminds you that all the hard work is worthwhile. For…

Anglers, Non-Anglers and Brain Surgeons

The Angling Trust’s own magazine The Angler is due to be sent out to members very shortly. In this little taster of what the magazine contains, our National Regions Manager discusses the difficulty of explaining to non-anglers, just what it is that is so special about fishing. The American nature writer and angler, Paul Scullery, once…

Making a Difference

Rivers and lakes suffer quite a lot due to things that humans do. Humans pollute them, dump rubbish in them, straighten them, deepen them, concrete the banks, drive boats up and down them and generally abuse them. So it’s no wonder that sometimes, they struggle to support the healthy fish populations that we as anglers…

Combatting Fishery Predation

Angling Trust Fishery Management Advisor update – Jake Davoile and Richard Bamforth We are pleased that the renewal of our contract allows us to continue our work as Fishery Management Advisors with the Angling Trust for another two years, with our roles directly funded by rod licence money from the Environment Agency. We are available…

The Dangers of Holiday Invaders !

Emily Smith, Angling Trust Invasive Non-Native Species Manager warns about brining back more than just a suntan from your next fishing holiday ! The summer is finally upon us, and for a lucky few this gives an opportunity for a few extra fishing trips and maybe even a trip abroad to pastures or rather waters new.…

Going On A Gold Hunt

Angling Trust National Regions Manager finds that Crucians are taking over his fishing ! A someone more than a little obsessed with catching predators on lures, until recently, crucians were not really at the forefront of my fishing aspirations. I think I may actually have caught a couple of of crucians about 8 years ago…