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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

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

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

Promoting Fishing on Old Father Thames

Two long established angling clubs in the Oxford and Reading areas have decided to enter into a new water sharing agreement with aim of encouraging more anglers to experience some of the great fishing that the River Thames has to offer. Reading District Angling Association (RDAA) have offered Oxford based Littlemore Angling Society (LAS) members

Win Four Complete Fly Fishing Sets Worth Thousands

The Countryside Alliance has launched possibly the biggest prize raffle ever for UK fly fishers, in aid of its charity, Fishing for Schools How would you like to win a set of rods, reels, lines and flies that will take you anywhere? The Countryside Alliance Foundation is offering you an unique opportunity to own the ultimate