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…

An Angler Working For Anglers In The South East

I joined the Fisheries Enforcement Support Service (FESS) of the Angling Trust in October 2016 to become the South East Region Enforcement Manager . My transition from 30 years in Sussex Police to the Angling Trust was instant : leaving the police on the 16th October and starting with the AT on the 17th . Out…