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…

Rod Licence Pt 2 : Where does the money go ?

If you read my previous blog piece about the changes being made to the Rod Licence then you know that I think that pretty much everything that has changed is an improvement for anglers. That’s great, but the next big question that generally get’s asked (and there were quite a few comments about it on Facebook…

Rod Licence Changes

From April 1st 2017 a range of innovative changes will be made to the rod licence which the Environment Agency hopes will benefit anglers and see more people in England getting out there and fishing ! Angling Trust has lobbied hard for a number of changes and to be fair to the Environment Agency, not…