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

Operation CLAMPDOWN 8 to target illegal close season fishing

The Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service will be taking part in Operation CLAMPDOWN 8 during the annual coarse fishing close season on rivers (March 15 – June 15 inclusive), reporting suspicious activity and incidents to the Environment Agency and police. Anyone convicted of illegally fishing during the close season faces a maximum fine of £50,000. A spokesperson

Fisheries Enforcement Support Service meets with new Rural & Wildlife Crime Police Chief

The Angling Trust Fisheries Enforcement Support Service’s National Enforcement Manager, Dilip Sarkar MBE, and North-West Regional Enforcement Manager, David Lees, recently met with the Chief Constable of Cheshire, Darren Martland – the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s new Lead on Rural & Wildlife Crime. Dilip Sarkar said: “It was an important opportunity for us to highlight Fisheries

Angling Legend John Wilson MBE Honoured With New Rod Licence Images

A stunning image of a Wensum River roach is the choice for one of this year’s Environment Agency rod licences, commemorating the angling legend John Wilson MBE. As in previous years, the impressive artwork has been created by the famous fish and wildlife painter David Miller.   John Wilson inspired countless anglers to take up the