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Fishing for sea bass is not a crime … don’t let the EU make it one

ANGLING TRUST NEWS RELEASE Proposals by the European Commission to ban recreational fishing for bass in 2018 would criminalise hundreds of thousands of members of the public. The proposals have stunned and infuriated anglers, who have had the lowest impact on bass stocks and have been calling for stronger conservation measures for decades. They would

Bass Ban Sparks Fury Amongst Sea Anglers

This week’s announcement by the European Commission that it is proposing to EU ministers that sea anglers should no longer be allowed to retain a single bass caught in 2018 (and face a complete ban on catch & release bass angling for six months of the year) has sparked fury amongst angling groups and charter

World Lure Championships head to England in 2018

The Angling Trust has announced that England will host the 11th FIPS-ed Carnivorous Artificial Bait Boat Angling Championships in 2018. The competition will head to the British Isles for the second time in three years following the successful 2016 world championship which was held in Ireland. The four day event will be held on Rutland

2018 Home and International Marine Championships

The Angling Trust National Team and Competitions Marine Group are considering entering teams into the World and Home International Sea Angling Championships in 2018.    The Angling Trust formally invites applications to be considered for the 2018 England Squad and Sea Angling Teams.  As the World Shore teams for Seniors and Ladies and World Shore Pairs,

Last gasp final barbel wins Mark Traves a place in big money Final

A very low and clear Warwickshire Avon greeted the sell-out 60 anglers this weekend on the Seven Meadows, Stannells and Manor Farm sections. The big weights of chub we saw last year at Seven Meadows did not materialise and the section at Manor Farm dominated the main list this time around. Severn expert Mark Traves