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Tackle Guru sponsorship is boost for young stars
The Angling Trust is delighted to announce that Tackle Guru have agreed to sponsor in full the England Under 15s national angling team to compete in this year’s World Championship, taking place on Lake Vicario, Spain in August. In addition, Tackle Guru are also sponsoring the Angling Trust Coarse Talent Pathway, providing young match anglers a fantastic opportunity to enhance their skills and benefit from one-to-one and group coaching from top-flight match stars. Full story
Volunteer Bailiff applications now closed in five regions
We've had a fantastic response from anglers wishing to be considered for the Angling Trust Voluntary Bailiff Service. Applications in five of the six enforcement regions have closed and we are now only able to accept applications for the South West. Meanwhile, hundreds of volunteer bailiffs are currently taking part in Operation Clampdown 7 - the annual blitz on illegal fishing during the coarse fishing close season. Read more
Over 375,000 people demand: Hands off our water laws!
Over 375,000 people have called on the European Commission to defend Europe’s strong water law, making the EU’s public consultation on the legislation one of the largest in EU history. The Angling Trust was part of the #ProtectWater campaign which inspired citizens across Europe to stand up for Europe’s rivers, lakes and wetlands, and the strong law which protects them, the EU Water Framework Directive. Full story
Clubs & fisheries: apply now for one of 7 new wheelyboats
The Angling Trust has joined forces with The Wheelyboat Trust to part-fund seven new Wheelyboats, specially adapted for wheelchair users. Clubs and fisheries have until 30th April to apply for one of the four Wheelyboats currently available. Applications for the final three Wheelyboats will open in the autumn. Find out more
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New video features UK's top 10 freshwater fish
Britain's Top 10 native freshwater fish feature in this video from Wildlife Exposed. Which fish will take top spot?
Barbel Society annual show
Guest speakers lined up for the Barbel Society’s annual show in May include Bob James on his passion for Wye barbel, author and broadcaster John Bailey, John Costello with an insight into lower Severn barbel and Mark Lloyd on 10 years of the Angling Trust. The show is being held at Park Inn by Radisson Telford on Sunday, 26th May and tickets costing £10 for members and £15 for non-members can be booked online.
Gwent AS Open Day
Gwent Angling Society will be holding its Open Day at Ty Mawr on Saturday 8th June. Expert guides will be demonstrating fishing and casting techniques and there will be the chance to fish with coaching and advice on hand. More info
News from Fish Legal
Gloucestershire farmers pay for polluting the river Leadon
Farmers responsible for a pollution incident that killed tens of thousands of fish on the River Leadon near Dymock in July 2016 have paid £8,165 to the Gloucester Angling Club after Fish Legal claimed damages on their behalf. Tonnes of digestate entered the watercourse and killed brown trout, chub, eel, dace, roach, lamprey and bream in what the Environment Agency described as “the worst discharge in the area for 10 years”. Read the full story
Blog launches new series of '3 Minutes With' interviews
The Angling Trust's Lines On The Water blog has launched a new series of 3-minute videos featuring conversations with angling personalities. The first three videos feature filmmaker Jack Perks, fly fishing addict Andy Taylor and the Angling Trust's Membership Manager and lifelong angler Nick Simmonds.
Leaving a legacy
With a gift to the Angling Trust & Fish Legal in your Will, you have the power to protect fish and fishing for future generations. We’ve partnered with Lexikin – a trusted, secure digital estate planning tool which records your assets, wishes, memories and legacies.
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Guess the weight contest
Have you got what it takes to guess the weight of the fish caught by our Angling Trust team? Enter our free prize draw to win a £200 tackle voucher! Find out more
Welsh salmon inquiry concludes
The Angling Trust made representations to the inquiry into the proposed all-Wales byelaws which would prevent the taking of any salmon by anglers and a ban on some fishing methods. We challenged NRW to address the real issues such as pollution and predation which are causing far more damage to stocks than anglers. We were appalled by the aggressive tactics of NRW’s barrister who launched personal attacks against volunteers from angling clubs, at vast expense to NRW. Well done to all those from Welsh fisheries interests who gave evidence. The inspector will report back on 17th May after which Welsh Ministers will make a decision.
News from our Get Fishing team
Free family fishing lessons!
If you can never seem to find time to teach the kids fishing, we’ve got nearly 200 beginner events at Get Fishing! plus news, venues and how to fish videos. All events include tackle and bait so the whole family can just turn up and get fishing!
Catch a fish, win a prize!
We’ve relaunched our popular Specimen Sea Fish Awards Scheme with monthly and annual prizes for junior and adult shore and boat anglers. It’s completely FREE to enter with support from Fishing Megastore.
Click here to find Get Fishing events near you!
Qualifier Jamie in search of fourth Fish 'O' Mania victory
Three-times Fish 'O' Mania winner Jamie Hughes has booked his place in this year's final with victory in this month's qualifier at Tunnel Barn Farm, weighing in 146lb 3oz of F1s from an unfavoured peg! It will be Jamie's ninth final. Tickets for Fish 'O' Mania qualifiers cost £25 and are still available at many venues. For your chance of winning the £50,000 first prize CLICK HERE.
Top stars and fantastic offers at The Big One 2, Stoneleigh
It was great to meet so many Angling Trust members at the recent Big One show in Farnborough. We'll be on the road again in a few weeks' time when we attend The Big One 2 at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, on 13th and 14th April 13. Big-name stars such as Steve Ringer, Jeremy Wade, Andy May, Dave Harrell and Darren Cox will be appearing throughout the weekend. Check out the website for tickets and some amazing offers from top brands.
Exclusive offers for Angling Trust members
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Big saving for carp anglers
10% off Deeper fish-finding products from Fat Fish Find out more
Not yet a member? Join the Angling Trust today for £29 and get a Fishing Megastore voucher worth £29!
The Angling Trust has a great offer for new members - join today and we'll give you a £29 voucher to spend at Fishing Megastore, the online tackle and clothing store of Glasgow Angling Centre. The offer is available to all adult and senior citizen members of the Angling Trust and Fish Legal who make an annual subscription payment and who have not held a valid membership in the past two years. Remember ... by becoming a member you help fund our work to promote angling and its future, to fight for better fish stocks in marine and freshwater environments and to campaign against threats to angling. If you're already a member, why not forward to a friend or family member?
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