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Environment Agency & Natural England Condemned over Norfolk Broads Plan

Scientists and Anglers to mount challenge to flawed decision making Leading fisheries scientists and angling representatives have jointly condemned last week’s decision by the Environment Agency (EA) in East Anglia to grant Natural England (NE) a permit to block off the major spawning site for fish at Hoveton Great Broad in the northern Norfolk Broads

Farmoor Reservoir launches new wheelchair-accessible boat

Disabled anglers across Oxfordshire can fish independently with new Coulam 16 Wheelyboat A brand-new purpose-built angling boat - a Coulam 16 Wheelyboat – has been launched on Farmoor Reservoir (Farmoor 1), allowing disabled anglers across Oxfordshire to fish independently. The new boat is the result of a joint venture between Sussex-based charity The Wheelyboat Trust,

Angling Trust takes marine protection campaign to the Environment Minister

Jamie Cook, CEO of the Angling Trust, used the opportunity of a face to face meeting with the Environment Minister Rebecca Pow to raise concerns of many sea anglers over the proposal to impose a blanket ban on angling in Highly Protected Marine Areas. Jamie said: “I was glad we were able to raise the concerns

FishOMania NXTGEN Anglers Selected

Eight of the UK’s best young anglers have been invited to participate in this year’s FishOMania NXTGEN match, which will take place alongside FishOMania at Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster on Saturday, August 29, live on Sky Sports and DAZN. FishOMania NXTGEN has expanded for 2020 and will now feature eight anglers and a £2,500 winner’s prize as

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