Angling Trust’s enforcement team welcomes two new faces

The Angling Trust’s Fisheries Enforcement Support Service has welcomed two new members of staff to its team. Mark Gregory has been appointed as the FESS’s Enforcement Communications Manager working closely with Dilip Sarkar MBE, National Enforcement Manager, to help promote the team’s partnership work with the Environment Agency, police and other bodies. Mark said: “Having enjoyed

Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service takes on another 113 volunteers

Another 113 volunteers have joined the Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service following the latest round of recruitment across the country. It brings the total number of volunteers in the VBS to 492. The latest recruits received professional training from the Angling Trust, Environment Agency and other partners at six full-day regional inductions held over the

Local management of Scottish Crown Estate moves a step closer

Local organisations seeking to manage land and seabed have now stepped into the final stages of a scheme designed to give communities more say on what happens in their area. The proposals – in Shetland, Orkney, Western Isles and the Forth Salmon Fishery District – will see applicants take responsibility for more decisions relating to

Bennett finally books his Fish ‘O’ Mania final spot

The second qualifier this year at the popular Partridge Lakes was a triumph for Andy Bennett, who qualified for his first Fish ‘O’ Mania final after more than 30 attempts over the last 10 years. The 34 year-old angling coach from nearby Hyde in Cheshire landed F1’s and carp to 4lb, fishing maggot shallow for

Big Carp – August 2019 – Issue 276

From the editor of Big Carp, here's a look at the latest issue... River Carping 3 River carping encapsulates many of the attributes of old school carping. It still adheres to the old close season, ending as it does on the 14th of March and reopening on the 'glorious 16th' of June each year. But