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16th November 2018


Welcome to your November Sea Newsletter




New Fisheries Bill Published


The government’s new UK Fisheries Bill was published last month and contains the powers for the Secretary of State to grant financial assistance for the purposes or promotion or development of recreational fishing. However, we are still looking for recreational fishing to be clearly defined as part of the fishing sector. The Bill gets debated in the House of Commons next week. Check out our briefing to MPs here.


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Angling Trust Pushes For Fair Bass Deal And End To Fixed Net Fiasco


Following the publication by the EU Commission of proposal for 2019 the Angling Trust is pushing for an increase in the bag limit for recreational angling following the unjustified ban for most of 2018. The Angling Trust and Save Our Sea Bass are also campaigning for an enforceable end to targeted fixed netting for bass.



Angling Trust Calls For A Live-Release Recreational UK Bluefin Tuna Fishery


This month the Angling Trust and Bluefin Tuna UK met with supportive MPs at the House of Commons to launch a joint campaign to establish a properly regulated, science-based, live-release UK tuna fishery which would be world-leading and would set a new benchmark for how such fisheries should be managed worldwide. 

Find out more here


Anglers Called On To Help Provide Intelligence On Illegal Fishing


Following on from the BBC Inside Out South programme last month, where commercial fishing was filed taking place in a voluntary no take zone for wrasse, the Angling Trust has called on anglers to help the Southern IFCA by reporting suspicious behaviour or suspected illegal fishing to them.

Click here for more information


Sussex Marine Region AGM


The Angling Trust Sussex Marine Region is holding its annual general meeting on Monday January 21st, 2019. Angling Trust members and club representatives are invited to attend.


Start 7.00pm at the Schooner Inn, Albion Street, Southwick, West Sussex, BN42 4AU




Wyvern Region Presentation Evening




Wyvern Region clubs and anglers are invited to the presentation evening on Saturday 26th January 2019 at the Royal British Legion, Alphington, 5 Legion Way, Exeter EX2 8TF.  


The fun starts at 8pm with a guest speakeralong with the presentation of awards.



Mears Tops The Board With Big Black Bream







It's getting close at the top! Only three points separate 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Species Hunt competition as we near the end of 2018.


Well done to Ollie Mears, this month’s specimen winner, with his 28cm black bream. Ollie caught the bream using a clipped down rig and a ragworm bait. Nice one Ollie!  

Check out the full results on the Species Hunt Facebook page here


The Angling Trust is the united national representative body for all angling in England and Wales. It is united in a collaborative relationship with Fish Legal, a separate membership association that uses the law to protect fish stocks and the rights of its members throughout the UK. Joint membership packages with Fish Legal are available for individuals, clubs, fisheries, riparian owners and other categories. Please find out more.

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