Good news for Anglers, Barbel and Shad

Angling Trust National Regions Manager John Cheyne looks back over the campaign to “Save Powick Weir” and celebrates a great result for fish and anglers alike….. After over a year of meetings, lobbying, Facebook fall-outs and protests I attended one of those meeting last week that reminds you that all the hard work is worthwhile. For…

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…