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…

Have you got an opinion ?

As you may know, we run around 34 “Fisheries Forum” meetings a year right round the country. Because these forums are supported by rod licence money they only cover freshwater issues but offer a chance for anglers and angling clubs to engage with the Trust, the Environment Agency and other key organisations about lots of different…

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…

The management of cormorant predation

Funded by rod licence money and employed by the Angling Trust, myself and my colleagues, Colin Barker and Richard Bamforth are available for anyone in England suffering with Cormorant predation. Our roles are to advise fisheries on the most suitable methods to protect their fisheries as well as overseeing and implementing the year long trial…

New predator study can reveal much about our rivers

For a while now Dilip Sarkar and myself have been discussing the results of various studies that have examined predator fish populations around Europe. Some of the results of these studies were fascinating and gave a real insight into the spawning movements, hunting range, favourite prey and growth rates of pike and zander in other parts…

Tackling Non Natives

Invasive Non-Native Species Blog By Mark Owen As anglers we know the damage that INNS do to our waterways whether it is signal crayfish, killer shrimp, floating pennywort or bank side species like giant hogweed or himalayan balsam. Floating pennywort alone costs £23.5 million a year to control ! Since its launch just over 5…