Environment Agency and Angling Trust welcome lifting of restrictions on recreational fishing

DEFRA NEWS RELEASE Restrictions on angling in England are eased from today (Wednesday 13th May) following updated government guidance on outdoor activities. The news has been welcomed by both the Environment Agency and Angling Trust. The Trust recently put forward its ‘When We Fish Again’ report to the government, encouraging a phased return to the sport and

Angling to resume on Wednesday, May 13th

The Angling Trust has given a warm welcome to the announcement today (May 10th) by Prime Minster Boris Johnson that recreational fishing looks set to resume in England on Wednesday, May 13th. The Prime Minister announced the resumption of ‘unlimited outdoor sports’ from Wednesday providing they are conducted alone or with members of the same

‘When we fish again’ – report launched on how angling could be safely resumed in the UK

The National Governing Body for recreational fishing in the UK - the Angling Trust -  is campaigning for angling to become one of the first permitted outdoor activities when ministers review the coronavirus lockdown restrictions on May 7th. Fishing is one of Britain’s most popular pastimes and has long been known to be beneficial to

The 2020 close season for coarse fishing commences

Operation CLAMPDOWN8 targets illegal fishing during the coarse fish close season This year’s close season commences on 15 March and runs until 15 June inclusive.   During this time, Environment Agency (EA) officers conduct patrols to enforce the close season. As part of Operation CLAMPDOWN, now in its eighth year, Angling Trust (AT) volunteers support the EA

Anglian Water ordered to pay indemnity costs following River Cam pollution

Anglian Water has been ordered to pay “Indemnity” costs by a judge following a long saga of litigation after a sewage pollution of the River Cam in 2013. Anglian Water lost at trial in October 2019 and was ordered to pay the Cambridge Fish Preservation and Angling Society (CFPAS) for restocking the River Cam following the