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…

Enforcement Mission to Lithuania

To really deal decisively with a problem, first you have to understand it. Really understand it. In England we have an issue with some migrant anglers from eastern Europe not abiding by our conservation-based angling law and rules. It is widely believed that this is because there is no such thing as regulated fishing in…

Leading the way…….

It has been quite a long time since I wrote my last blog entry here. It’s not because there has been nothing to write about! It is because writing is not my best skill and I have to organise good few hours free of any disturbance to get my thoughts together and key it into…

Sign up to less poaching

We are all surrounded by information signs in every aspect of our life – when we travel, when we shop, when we park our cars or visit the museum. Signs are one of the key ways that society delivers information. Sometimes they are advertising, sometimes they tell us what we can do and where we…

Poles Apart ?

January seems to have disappeared in a flash. The beginning of the year is normally a time for new beginnings. That’s easier said than done though! This is also the time for many organisations to go through their AGM and this was the case with The Polish Anglers Association in the UK. I can’t believe…