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New bass rules WILL be enforced despite commercial fishing protest

Attempts by commercial fishing groups to find ways round the new rules agreed by EU ministers last December to protect bass stocks appear to be floundering. It follows formal confirmation by the government, in response to an enquiry by the Angling Trust, that targeted netting for bass is no longer permissible and that enforcement action

Bigger prize money for the UK’s Number 1 river competition!

The Angling Trust is pleased to announce that this year’s RiverFest competition will see the prize pot go up to a whopping £39,500! Subject to all tickets being sold, RiverFest 2017 will see 10 main prizes in the final ranging from £1,000 for 10th place, up to a cool £13,000 to the winner! In addition,

Tribute to Ian Greenwood, gold-winning England Fly Fishing captain

Angling Trust News Release Ian Greenwood, captain of the England Fly Fishing team that won gold at the 2009 World Championships, died on Friday, 27th January, 2017, after a brief illness. Ian lived with his wife Marie in Birkdale, Southport, and represented England over 20 times at World, European and Home International Fly Fishing Championships

Over 300 volunteer bailiffs help fight against illegal fishing: more recruits urged to sign-up

From Cornwall to Cumbria, an army of dedicated anglers is helping the fight against illegal fishing and fish theft. They are the recruits of the Angling Trust’s and Environment Agency’s Voluntary Bailiff Service (VBS) who act as the “eyes and ears” on riverbanks and lakes, reporting suspicious incidents and providing crucial information to the Environment

English and Welsh Governments told to stop misrepresenting new measures to protect sea bass

Fisheries ministers in both London and Cardiff have been challenged by the Angling Trust and the Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society (BASS) to correct misleading statements that they have published claiming that targeted netting for threatened stocks of sea bass would be still be legal in 2017, when in fact EU ministers have ruled that only