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Angling Trust National Teams and Competition Group Announce the International Sea Angling Teams for 2016

The National Teams and Competition Group of the Angling Trust are delighted to announce the International teams for 2016. The teams selected are; CIPS FIPS-M 33rd World Seniors Shore Angling Championships, Wexford, Ireland 12th – 19th November 2016 Richard Yates, Saul Page, Darren Newland, Ian Golds, Bill Lindfield, Gareth Griffiths (reserve), and Malcolm Stote (manager).

Angling Trust decides it cannot support data collection for recreational catches

The Angling Trust will not be supporting Sea Angling 2016, a new project to collect data on catches from recreational sea anglers. The project, commissioned by Cefas (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science), follows up on the Sea Angling 2012 research project and fulfils EU requirements for the UK to provide data on recreational

Reminder to Specimen and Species anglers of bass rule changes for 2016

Specimen anglers and species hunters are being reminded to return all bass alive to the sea from now until July 1st 2016 in line with the EU conservation measures for 2016. The Angling Trust has agreed to implement a ‘measure & release’ rule for anglers who wish to enter bass caught into its popular Sea

Battling for bass in Westminster and Brussels

Representatives from the Angling Trust and the Bass Anglers Sportfishing Society (BASS) have been battling for bass again this week and challenging both UK ministers and the European Commission over the unfair restrictions that are now in place on recreational anglers and the need for a proper, proportional and effective package of short term conservation

Fisheries Minister under fire for false claims over bass landings

Fisheries Minister George Eustice, who has been strongly criticised by UK angling organisations for caving in to pressure from commercial fishing interests and supporting exemptions to the European Union bass fishing moratorium for the highly damaging bass gill net fishery, is now under fire for making false claims for the impacts on threatened stocks as