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Barnsley & District triumph at the Angling Trust Division 1 National Championship

The 103rd Angling Trust Division 1 National Championships was held on Saturday 18th August 2018 on the middle Trent between Nottingham and Newark. 47 teams made their way to Nottingham Racecourse for the draw. The river was in great condition after a long period of hot and dry weather had seen river levels fall, water temperatures

Thousands Get Hooked on Fishing at BBC Countryfile Live 2018

Angling reached another milestone this summer when over 1,000 people had a go at fishing during what has been billed as "this summer's best day out", BBC Countryfile Live 2018. Completely free fishing sessions for newcomers organised by the UK's largest angling charity Get Hooked on Fishing were one of the show's main draws. Families

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