River fishing guide how to

A beginner’s guide to river fishing

Looking to go coarse fishing on running water this month? Dominic Garnett is your guide to the essentials of river angling, from basic watercraft to common methods and fish species. Of all the places to fish in the UK, rivers are a firm favourite with many anglers. Whether it’s the beauty of natural settings or…

Volunteering in angling: The future

In the midst of National Volunteers’ Week (1st to 7th June 2020), Angling Trust National Volunteers Manager, Karen Sarkar reflects on the vital contribution volunteers make and explores what the future might look like. “Incredibly, now in its 36th year, National Volunteers’ Week has not just been about celebrating the fantastic contribution volunteers make (in…

Do I need fishing licence

How do I go fishing legally?

Going fishing for the first time can be a confusing business, it’s important to realise that no one in England & Wales has a right to fish wherever they like.  So where should new and returning anglers begin ? What do you need to think about before you start and what is actually allowed? Here…

Fisheries Enforcement: How far we’ve come!

In the past decade, angling has made huge strides against fisheries crime. With the establishment of the Voluntary Bailiff Service (VBS) and multi-agency work with police and the Environment Agency, real progress has been made, but are you doing your bit? The Angling Trust’s National Enforcement Manager Dilip Sarkar reflects on our journey so far…