The Angling Trust and the Institute of Fisheries Management held a workshop at Barston Lakes in the Midlands for academics, Defra, the Environment Agency and fisheries and angling groups to assess the impacts of growing numbers of otters on fisheries and to identify actions to minimise them. The workshop heard that the resurgence of otter
The Angling Trust’s Building Bridges team has appointed Polish-born Janusz Kansik as Project Officer to help educate European anglers about fishing in this country. Since coming to England in 2010, Janusz has qualified as a Level 1 Angling Coach and joined the Voluntary Bailiff Service, supporting Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officers by regularly patrolling lakes and rivers near his home in
Newark and Sherwood District Council has admitted that it got the law wrong in granting planning permission for a hydropower scheme on the Trent without following European Rules on assessing impact on the environment and has agreed to revoke its decision, following receipt of a “pre-action” Judicial Review letter from Fish legal, a conservation organisation
The Angling Trust has warmly welcomed on board an elite panel of experts from a variety of angling disciplines as honorary consultants. These consultants will help to promote the work of the Angling Trust and Fish Legal but will also give the Trust advice and support and the benefit of their specialist knowledge and expertise.
EDITOR'S NOTE: In March 2018, Storm Emma wreaked havoc on Holyhead Marina. All around the UK, news channels broadcast images of what seemed like total destruction. The following account is from one of the charter skippers based there, Gethyn Owen, a friend of Anglers' Net for many years, and is testament to the fighting spirit