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Swanley pupils achieve AIM award with Fishing 4 Schools

Three pupils from Broomhill Bank School North, in Swanley, Kent are the first in the country to work with the Fishing for Schools (F4S) programme to gain the Ofqual regulated level one Aim Award in angling skills. The youngsters – Neo Goncalves Whiffen, 15, and thirteen-year-olds Harrison Mulholland and Jon Jon Perry – are autistic, which

Angling Trust Launches New Loch Style Team Championship Fly Fishing Competition

The Angling Trust has teamed up with Scientific Anglers to introduce a new loch style fly fishing competition with an exciting new format and big prize fund The two-day competition will be for teams of six anglers and be held at Draycote Water and Eyebrook Fishery on the 30th June and 1st July 2018. Based

New Animal Welfare Bill could pose threat to angling by ‘opening the door to animal rights extremists’

The Angling Trust, the national representative body for all forms of recreational fishing, has written to Environment Secretary Michael Gove expressing serious concerns over possible consequences for angling as a result of the government’s Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill. The Bill seeks to increase the maximum sentences for animal cruelty and also

Mixed reaction from anglers as Environment Agency announces new rules for salmon and sea trout fishing

The Environment Agency’s announcement of measures to regulate salmon and sea trout angling and commercial netting in England has met with a mixed response from the nearly 30,000 anglers who buy a migratory fish rod licence each year. The new measures will be in place for 10 years, with a review in 5 years’ time,

ANGLING TRADE WARNS OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

Angling Trades Association News Release The Angling Trades Association (ATA) has submitted to Government a detailed consultation document in response to the proposed Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill. If it becomes law, this legislation is intended to not only fill any vacuum left in welfare provision once Brexit occurs; according to Michael