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Angling Trust Launches Cormorant Watch Web Site and Calls on Minister to Act to Protect Fish

The Angling Trust has called on the government to do more to protect rivers and lakes from fish-eating birds. In a letter to Environment Minister George Eustice, the Angling Trust is demanding a doubling of the number of cormorants licensed to be shot in England annually to 6,000. It also calls for the relaxing of

Ryan Campbell comprehensively wins the Greys Youth Loch Style National

Draycote Water hosted the Greys 2017 England Youth Loch Style National on Sunday 10th September 2017 bringing together 20 young anglers from around the country with the ambition of becoming National Champion and securing a place in the England Youth Fly Fishing Squad for 2018. Changeable conditions leading up to the event resulted in mixed

Dan is the man at Bridgnorth

A dropping and clearing river greeted the competitors for the sixteenth round of the RiverFest 2017 qualifiers and hopes were high for big weights. However, the low water temperature resulted in many of the anglers struggling for bites. Dan Ashington won A Zone with the top weight on the day, a level 26-0-0 from peg

Petition to cease the commercial exploitation of endangered baby eels delivered to Downing Street

A petition of nearly 2,000 signatures calling for an end to the commercial exploitation of endangered baby eels was handed in to the Prime Minister at Number 10 Downing Street by the Golden Valley Fish and Wildlife Association with support from the Angling Trust and other fishery organisations. The petition was launched in response to

Angling Trust calls for immediate precautionary halt to wrasse ‘cleaner fish’ gold rush

Members of the public fishing recreationally should be extremely concerned over a new and rapidly expanding commercial fishery which threatens the South West’s wrasse populations. The Angling Trust is calling for an immediate suspension of the fishery supplying live, wild-caught wrasse to the salmon aquaculture market where they are used to remove parasitic sea lice