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Defra backs down over ‘absurd and illogical’ Charter Boat ban

Following a campaign by the Angling Trust and the Professional Boatman’s Association (PBA), which attracted support from diving groups including the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC), the government have decided to withdraw guidance issued on June 11th which specifically prohibited skippered charter boats in England from operating under the COVID-19 regulations. The decision is effective

Angling Trust thanks volunteers with Excellence Awards to mark National Volunteers’ Week

The Angling Trust is marking this year’s National Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7) by acknowledging the fantastic contribution to our work made by volunteers. This year, 18 volunteers have been nominated to receive Volunteering Excellence Awards in recognition of their continued commitment. The volunteers, members of the Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service (VBS) and Building Bridges

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

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