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…

Fishing and Fisheries Forums

I work as the Regions Administrator for the Trust along side John Cheyne the National Regions Manager. I help promote and organise the 36 Fisheries Forums that take place right across the country that are designed to inform and update anglers, clubs, fisheries and angling organisations about the work of the Angling Trust, Environment Agency…

Forums for Change

The types of organisations that can have a key influence on our fisheries and fish stocks are many and varied. Government bodies such as The Environment Agency, CEFAS and Natural England, 3rd sector organisations like Rivers Trusts and Wildlife Trusts and business organisations such as water companies and the farming sector all have a role…

A Tribute to Shane Patterson

Shane Patterson  06/12/64 -19/3/2015 Shane Patterson cared a lot about fishing. As Chairman of the Angling Trust NE Forum he ran meetings with a relaxed charm all of his own. He didn’t have a typical chairman’s manner, he just spoke to the anglers in the room as if he was chatting to them on the…

A Wheely Special Event

The Angling Trust’s National Angling Strategy Manager, Rick Warner looks back at the event that was held to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Wheelyboat Trust. Being one of over 150 guests who assembled to celebrate the 30 years of the Wheelyboat Trust was a very special privilege. The Trust was formed in 1985 when two…