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Barbel & Coarse Fishing on the Upper Severn: The Angling Improvement Fund (AIF) in action.

Offering excellent barbel and mixed coarse fishing, Rowley and Fenemere Angling Association have transformed a formerly neglected location into one of the best value river fisheries in Shropshire. Dominic Garnett reports on a dramatic revival, all thanks to teamwork and the support of rod licence money via the Angling Trust administered Angling Improvement Fund. Looking…

Angling vs Antisocial Behaviour

From drunkenness to damaging property, a minority of anglers can cause serious issues on any public water. So how can clubs and fisheries work with enforcement staff to counter typical issues? Dominic Garnett reports on some of the ways angling can give bad behaviour the boot. Given that most of us go fishing for peace…

Why I love fishing!

Did you ever stop and wonder what makes the typical angler tick? Alex Clegg, our new Angling Trust Regions Administrator, is a keen all rounder who is as happy match fishing on the canal as he is casting a fly for game species. Here, he ponders the magic of the sport and some of the…

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Summer fishing and roads less travelled

As months of record-breaking heat finally appear to be cooling, Angling Trust blogger Dominic Garnett reflects on a memorable summer for fishing. For the best and worst of reasons, there are times in an angler’s life that permanently stick in the memory. For every dozen good to indifferent trips, there’s the day you fell in…

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Starting Fly Fishing: Essentials, Events & Tips for Beginners

With affordable tackle and friendly tuition widely available these days, there has never been a better time to cast a fly. So how do you start fly fishing? Fishing author and guide Dom Garnett provides some handy tips and starting points for beginners. You probably know the fly fishing cliches already. It’s easy to think…

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Fishing for Life Celebrates 10 Years

Providing friendship and support for those recovering and undergoing treatment from cancer, Fishing for Life is much more than just a community fishing project. Dom Garnett went to Wimbleball Lake to meet the group still growing after an inspirational decade of success. From the smiles and excitement of the fly anglers gathering on the banks…