Three new record fish claims provisionally accepted by British Record Fish Committee

The British Record (rod-caught) Fish Committee would like to announce the provisional award of three new record claims. The BRFC was scheduled to meet on 27th June but because there was, at the time, only one record claim awaiting ratification it was agreed that in the interests of the BRFC members’ time and costs, there

Success for Team England in the SALC Shore Home International

The stunning lochs of Argyll in Scotland hosted the 2018 SALC Shore Angling Home International over the weekend of the 6th and 7th July 2018 as Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales once again competed for medals across Seniors, Ladies, Youth and Junior categories. The competition proved to be a successful one for Team England, taking

Fisheries workshop draws up action plan to manage otter predation

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

Volunteer bailiff joins Building Bridges team as Project Officer

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

Council admits error and revokes planning permission for hydro scheme on Trent

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