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Crackdown on illegal fishing launches

Operation CLAMPDOWN 6 – the annual blitz on illegal coarse fishing during the close season – launched on 15th March with 464 reasons not to flout the law. That’s the current number of Angling Trust volunteer bailiffs in England who will be taking part by keeping watch on their local rivers and reporting any suspect

Sea Anglers Demand Fair Deal in new Fisheries Bill

The Angling Trust has called on the government to give sea angling a fair deal ahead of the publication of a white paper setting out proposals for a new UK fisheries bill. In a briefing sent to the Fisheries Minister, George Eustice, the Trust has urged the government to follow the example of other countries

Hunt Saboteurs Target Anglers

Angling Trust News Release Sabs try to disrupt cormorant campaign and call for anglers to be shot The Hunt Saboteurs Association this week launched a misguided attempt to disrupt the Angling Trust’s Cormorant Watch website by encouraging its supporters to record bogus sightings of cormorants, goosanders and mergansers. When the site was set up to campaign for

Government Dismisses Otter Petition

Government dismisses Otter Petition but Angling Trust continues to press Natural England over otter releases Last week the Government dismissed the 11,000 signature Barbel Society petition calling for ‘non lethal control’ of the UK’s otter population and refused to recognise that their numbers can be ‘detrimental to the river environment’. It firmly ruled out the

Caterers Called On To Take Wild Sea Bass Off The Menu

The Angling Trust has written to the British Hospitality Association calling on it to make sure its members aren’t supporting illegal fishing by selling or serving protected spawning sea bass in February and March. A ban was introduced by the EU on February 1st this year to protect wild bass when they come together to