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Don’t bring back an invader! Angling Trust’s appeal to anglers fishing abroad

The Angling Trust is calling on globe-trotting anglers to minimise the risk of bringing unwanted invaders to Britain that could potentially damage fishing in rivers and lakes. With fishing abroad becoming increasingly popular amongst UK anglers, the risk of inadvertently transporting invasive non-native species into Britain has increased. And while studies show almost half of

Anglers welcome record fine for water company for pollution of the River Thames and tributaries with 1.5 billion litres of sewage

The Angling Trust & Fish Legal welcome the fact that Thames Water has been fined £20 million for pumping nearly 1.5 billion litres of untreated sewage in to the River Thames and its tributaries in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire in 2013 and 2014.  This very substantial fine reflects the apparent collusion by management in Thames Water

Drennan Barnsley Blacks triumph in Winter League Final 2017

The winter league final was held once again on the Fenland Drains and Decoy Lakes on Saturday 25th February 2017. This split format is still in its infancy, however it is proving immensely popular with competitors as once again 34 teams of 10 battled it out for the title. Last year’s champions Browning Ossett were

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,