The VBS: An Inspirational Catalyst for Change

The VBS: An Inspirational Catalyst for Change & A Credit to the Angling Community  National Enforcement Manager Dilip Sarkar MBE looks at the amazing success story that is the Voluntary Bailiff Service   Having been a lifelong angler, after leaving West Mercia Police and taking over the lease of a fishery on the Severn at Worcester,…

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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…

5 Amazing Fisheries Enforcement Wins

From seizing deadly weapons to hauls of illegal carp, the past few seasons have seen some remarkable wins against the criminals who target fisheries. Dom Garnett casts an eye on five of biggest and most eye-opening recent cases, alongside continuing work to patrol waters and catch offenders. In the past it was all too easy…

An Angler Working For Anglers In The South East

I joined the Fisheries Enforcement Support Service (FESS) of the Angling Trust in October 2016 to become the South East Region Enforcement Manager . My transition from 30 years in Sussex Police to the Angling Trust was instant : leaving the police on the 16th October and starting with the AT on the 17th . Out…

A great start!

It with great pleasure that I write my first blog in my new role as Angling Trust REM (Regional Enforcement Manager) for the Midlands area, having enjoyed a positive response from many anglers across the region during my first few weeks. As you might already know, the appointment of six regional enforcement managers across England…

At Last: Fisheries Enforcement Support Service Goes Live !

For the past three years I’ve worked on establishing the Voluntary Bailiff Service in SE England, and equally importantly delivering what is now the Fisheries Enforcement Campaign: more appropriately locating fisheries related offences within the accepted policing frameworks of Rural, Wildlife, Business, Hate and Organised Crime. This is all about raising awareness: educating anglers regarding…