Coarse Fish Close Season Consultation Officially Begins

It’s been talked about a great deal recently and debated at Angling Trust Fisheries Forums right around the country for nearly a year. Now from today, everyone can officially make their views known to the Environment Agency with regards to the Coarse Fish Close Season. The Coarse Fish Close Season on rivers and certain stillwaters…

The VBS: An Inspirational Catalyst for Change

The VBS: An Inspirational Catalyst for Change & A Credit to the Angling Community  National Enforcement Manager Dilip Sarkar MBE looks at the amazing success story that is the Voluntary Bailiff Service   Having been a lifelong angler, after leaving West Mercia Police and taking over the lease of a fishery on the Severn at Worcester,…

What sort of fishing licence do I need ?

If you fish in freshwater in England & Wales then legally you need to have a valid fishing licence. The good news is that a licence is easy to buy and inexpensive. Annual fishing licences now last for 365 days from the day you buy them and they offer far better value for money than…

12 Months of Amazing Fishing Ahead

Late Autumn/Early winter is one of my favourite times of year to get out fishing. The roach are busy shoaling up in our rivers and stillwaters, which can lead to some amazing catches. Fishing a stick float on the river or a pole on the canal and catching a lovely net of sparkling roach is…

New Recruit !

Joining us in a new role at the Angling Trust this month, Dominic Garnett brings his skills as writer, blogger and photographer to the team. Here, we catch some of his thoughts on the new job and current aims. “First of all, it’s an honour to join the Angling Trust in a professional role. As…