Eventful times with Building Bridges

By introducing fishing to the next generation, Building Bridges is making huge strides towards a brighter future with the UK’s migrant angling community. Dom Garnett went to one of their special events at Wellingborough DNAC’s Ringstead Island Fishery to find out more. On a bright, sunny day at Ringstead Island Fishery, there is a busy…

Together, Everyone Achieves More!

Here, Giles Evans, our North East and Yorkshire Regional Enforcement Manager, gives us a rundown of the important work he and our Enforcement Team are doing in cooperation with the police, the environment agency and others.  This blog has a northern focus but a national significance!

Building Bridges on the Nene

Background The Angling Trust’s Building Bridges project was established in 2010 in response to a growing concern expressed by anglers in the UK about inappropriate and/or illegal fishing by anglers from other countries, notably in continental Europe. Part of the issue has been the different cultural background and regulations for anglers from countries such as…

It’s A Funny Old World !

It is, I’ve decided, a funny old world. Since the Iron Curtain came crashing down and former communist states joined the European Union, some people from those countries have decided to work temporarily or make their homes permanently in England – this free movement being provided for by legislation. No-one, of course, anticipated the effect…

Taking Our Issues to Westminster!

Issues due to the cultural differences between migrant anglers from Eastern Europe, who fish for the pot at home, and our conservation-based angling approach, have been widely reported upon over the last ten years. It is crucially important, however, that this issue remains in perspective: there is, for example, no army of Eastern Europeans eating…