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Legal Action Looms Over Reef Wrasse Removals

Angling Trust News Release Fish Legal and the Angling Trust have written to the government to warn that it could face legal action if it fails to protect sensitive marine sites off the South Coast of England. Thousands of English wrasse are being caught in Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) – protected under EU law

Angling Trust and Fish Legal intervene to save Kennet from further habitat damage

Angling Trust News Release This week saw a high level meeting called with the Canal and Rivers Trust (CRT) following a formal complaint from the Angling Trust and Fish Legal regarding habitat destruction on the River Kennet and Kennet & Avon Canal between Reading and Newbury. Angling Trust and Fish Legal member clubs, including Newbury

Angling Trust Launches New Loch Style Team Championship Fly Fishing Competition

The Angling Trust has teamed up with Scientific Anglers to introduce a new loch style fly fishing competition with an exciting new format and big prize fund The two-day competition will be for teams of six anglers and be held at Draycote Water and Eyebrook Fishery on the 30th June and 1st July 2018. Based

New Animal Welfare Bill could pose threat to angling by ‘opening the door to animal rights extremists’

The Angling Trust, the national representative body for all forms of recreational fishing, has written to Environment Secretary Michael Gove expressing serious concerns over possible consequences for angling as a result of the government’s Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill. The Bill seeks to increase the maximum sentences for animal cruelty and also

Mixed reaction from anglers as Environment Agency announces new rules for salmon and sea trout fishing

The Environment Agency’s announcement of measures to regulate salmon and sea trout angling and commercial netting in England has met with a mixed response from the nearly 30,000 anglers who buy a migratory fish rod licence each year. The new measures will be in place for 10 years, with a review in 5 years’ time,