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…

Mahseer Fishing Adventure !

Unable to get out and fish due to Coronavirus restrictions, Angling journalist and author Gary Newman relives one of his greatest captures as he makes plans to get out and chase dream fish once the current situation has passed. It’s a must read for anyone who has mahseer fishing on their bucket list! Currently it…

Environment Agency Fish Rescue

After the Floods: A Fish Rescue in Action!

Ever wondered what happens when fish get stranded by floods and have to be rescued? John Cheyne found out for himself recently, as he joined Environment Agency staff on the River Severn to witness the important work they do, along with some surprising catches.  It feels like we are lurching from one national emergency to…