Are reintroduced beavers harmful to fish?

Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust News Release Populations of reintroduced and escaped Eurasian beaver currently exist in England and Scotland and concerns have been raised that beavers, and more specifically the dams that they construct, may negatively impact populations of migratory fish, particularly salmon and trout, due to impeding their movements and fragmenting important habitat.

News Update from the Angling Trust & Fish Legal

The Angling Trust, Fish Legal and WWF-UK are in the High Court today fighting a judicial review of the government’s failure to stop agricultural pollution degrading 44 rivers, lakes and estuaries which are specially protected areas in England. We believe that the government was required by the EU’s Water Framework Directive to stop this ongoing

Legend’s grandson Tom Lane wins the Angling Trust RiverFest 2015 – and top prize of £12,000

After five months and 24 qualifiers, the Angling Trust RiverFest 2015 competition reached its climax as 72 anglers descended upon Hereford to compete for the title. The prestigious final was held on Hereford & District Angling Association’s stretch of the River Wye, with a prize pool of over £34,000 and a top prize of £12,000

You’ll catch a big pike – and more – with this Angler’s Mail issue!

WANT to catch big pike? Andy Black has the top tips to help you inside this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine. (November 17, 2015) If you like pike you’ll also enjoy reading about Neville Fickling’s record pike – and the new British Pike Champ! It’s a terrific issue for all anglers, loaded with great stuff, including…


Kevin Clarke and Dave Edgerley from Sam’s Tackle in Wigan have been crowned ‘Britain’s Best Canal Anglers’ at the recent National Canal Pairs Championship held along the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal in Minworth. The final, which was organised by the Canal & River Trust, the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of waterways in England