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…

Anglers, Non-Anglers and Brain Surgeons

The Angling Trust’s own magazine The Angler is due to be sent out to members very shortly. In this little taster of what the magazine contains, our National Regions Manager discusses the difficulty of explaining to non-anglers, just what it is that is so special about fishing. The American nature writer and angler, Paul Scullery, once…

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…

First casts, Forums and Wrasse

National Regions Administrator Ian Shepherd reflects on the start of the Coarse Fishing Season and talks about Fisheries Forums. Casting out at midnight on June 15th seemed surreal after spending my close season improving the fisheries I frequent the most. Getting a section of river ready for the new season can be hard work, with…

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…