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  1. Angling Trust <updates@anglingtrust-news.net> Oct 16, 2018, 5:15 PM (16 hours ago) to me Tuesday 16th October 2018 Welcome to your October Sea Newsletter Bass Back in the Bag After eight months of hard work by the Angling Trust anglers are finally able to keep sea bass caught recreationally from October 1st until the end of 2018. One bass per day can be kept by anglers and other recreational fishers after a proposal was adopted by the EU Council. Find out more here Wrasse On The BBC Don’t miss the Angling Trust’s Head of Marine, David Mitchell, on BBC’s Inside Out this month sticking up for angling and talking about why the Angling Trust is campaigning against the transport of wild English wrasse to be used as ‘cleaner fish’ in Scottish salmon farms. Catch up on the programme here. See shocking footage of salmon farming here. Angling Trust Responds To Bait Digging Threat The Angling Trust has defended anglers and bait diggers by responding to a consultation by Natural England on the proposed scope and application of Natural England’s Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) byelaw-making powers. The Angling Trust fears could be used to further limit access by anglers and bait-diggers to Sites of SSSIs, both for existing anglers/bait-diggers and those who may wish to carry out these activities in the future. Angling Trust Urges Defra To Change Strategy On Bluefin Tuna This month the Angling Trust joined forces with charter skippers and the Sportfishing Club of the British Isles by writing to Defra expressing concerns over ThunnusUK and the tagging project taking place off the Cornish coast. We're urging them to embrace the experience and goodwill of the recreational angling sector. Read more here Southern IFCA Consulting on Netting The Southern IFCA is undertaking a review of net fishing management arrangements for estuary, harbour and pier areas in the district. They will be looking into developing netting regulations to better conserve inshore fish stocks. The Angling Trust will be responding and encourages all our members and clubs who fish within the Southern IFCA District to respond too. Click here for more details EU Registration/Licencing Proposals For Recreational Fishing – Update The European Union is currently reviewing the Common Fishery Policy ‘Control Regulation’. Proposals include requiring countries to introduce registration or licencing for recreational fishing. The Angling Trust has already raised its concerns with the government over this and is planning to survey sea anglers over the proposals. Keep your eye out for more news on this subject. IVMS Consultation The government is seeking views on introducing Inshore Vessel Monitoring Systems (I-VMS) for all licensed British fishing boats under 12 metres in length operating in English waters. The Angling Trust will be responding to the consultation in due course and encourages all our members and member clubs to use our response to submit their own. Keep your eye out for more details in next month’s Sea Update. Green's Superb Starry Smoothhound is Specimen Winner for September A cracking 140cm starry smoothhound was sufficient for captor Daryl Green to claim the 'Specimen Winner' title for September's Species Hunt competition. Daryl was fishing from Hayling Island beach using a pennel pulley rig and a squid/ragworm bait. The competition is certainly tight - just one species separated 1st, 2nd and 3rd places as we entered October! Keep up with the Species Hunt on Facebook #ThisGirlCan #GetFishing - send us pics At the end of October angling will once again join in with This Girl Can's new campaign to help women get active. We’ll be lending our support so please email us your pics of mum, granny, sister, daughter or YOU fishing so we can show the nation how angling helps women get up, out and active. Any pics welcome – please include the name of the person fishing. Thanks! Email us your pics! It’s time to try a new kind of fishing… Now's a great time of year for your family to enjoy some excellent coarse and game fishing. If you’ve always been meaning to get your children started it’s easy at our events. Free coaching, tackle and bait is included so just come and get fishing. Check out our website for your nearest events.
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    Latest Angling Trust News

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    Kayaker missing

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    Braid or Mono?

    I use 20lb braid for all my inshore fishing and step up to 30lb max for heavy duty fishing. I mainly use Berkley fireline and it lasts forever. I always attache a leader of the same breaking strain with a good quality leader knot. Either will be fine with a running leger.
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    Happy birthday Paul

    Have a good day. Have you wetted a line recently?
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    one bass a day from October

    What a cracker, well done.
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    Happy Birthday Nigel & Mick

    Hope you're both enjoying your day. Was tother your official birthday Nige?
  8. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45620299
  9. I hope you enjoyed your day..
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    No hooks needed

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    Birthday greetings Raymond

    Have a memorable day..
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    Uptide rods.

    I'd go for the 4 - 7 one - land most anything you're likely to hook - i rarely cast more than 6oz.
  13. https://anglingtrust-news.net/3XSU-GEMA-9A2NFPBK77/cr.aspx
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    Angling Trust Health Survey - with a prize

    Takes five minutes
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    Birthday greetings Allan

    Enjoy your day you old thing.....
  16. Tuesday 11th September 2018 Welcome to your September Sea Newsletter Incredible Blue Fin Tuna Footage! Imagine seeing this incredible sight in your local bay! That’s what happened to family members of Angling Trust consultant, Malcolm Gilbert, as they sat looking out over Porthkidney beach in St Ives. More and more sightings of blue fin tuna are being made around Cornwall and the Channel Islands but please remember, it’s illegal to target them. Please report your tuna sightings using this online form  Trust responds to Fisheries Bill Consultation The Angling Trust has responded to the government’s consultation on the ‘White Paper’ which set out proposals for a new UK fisheries bill once the UK leaves the EU. The White Paper set out some interesting proposals to include recreational fishing. Have your say by downloading our response and using it to send your own submission by 23:45 on Wednesday 12th! Download and use our response here Bass Back On The Table? Anglers may be taking a bass home for dinner this autumn as the EU Council of Ministers is currently considering a proposal which would see a one-bass-per-day bag limit for recreational catches introduced for the remainder of 2018. Find out more National Small Boat Angling Championships Head to Salcombe on September 22nd-23rdwhere the Angling Trust’s Wyvern Region will be hosting this year’s national small boat championships. With over £2,000 of prizes it’s not to be missed! Find out more Devon & Severn IFCA vacancy Are you a Devon or Somerset based angler? Do you want to be involved in shaping the management of fisheries in the area? Do you have the time to volunteer? If so, the Devon & Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority are looking for two individuals to join the Committee. Click here to apply  Take part in our quick survey and win £200! We’re trying to work out how many anglers are influenced by their health levels or disability, how this can affect their fishing and what can be done to provide support. To do this we need you to take part in a quick survey. It doesn't matter what your level of health or ability is - we want to hear from all our members and subscribers. It only takes about 3 minutes and we'll use the answers to create better angling opportunities for you and other people*. At the end you can choose to enter our prize draw for the chance to win a £200 Amazon Gift Card - it's completely free to enter. *We are committed to improving opportunities for people to learn about and go fishing whatever their physical and mental health and well-being. Species Hunt Update! Wheeler is August Specimen Winner A superb small-eyed ray caught by Paul Wheeler was August's Specimen Winner of the Species Hunt competition. Paul caught his ray - which had a wingspan of 48cm - on a pennel rig baited with a single sandeel. Find out more about the Species Hunt Great British Beach Clean Join thousands of people from September 14th-17th for the 25th annual Great British Beach Clean. To register and find events near you click here. Don’t forget to encourage people to Take 5at the same time! Find out more AT Marine Regions Get Kids Fishing Congratulations to our Sussex and Wyvern Regions who both got kids fishing last month. Wyvern’s Junior Angling Festival at Mountbatten Breakwater in Plymouth provided 33 junior anglers with an opportunity to fish together in competition. The Sussex Region’s Family Fishing events at Shoreham Port have been a huge success with hundreds of kids fishing from the shore and charter boat for the first time. Well done all involved! 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. WWW.ANGLINGTRUST.NET Angling Trust Limited is a company limited by guarantee, company number 05320350 Angling Trust & Fish Legal, Eastwood House, Rainbow Street, Leominster, HR6 8DQ Telephone: 01568 620447 UNSUBSCRIBE
  17. Lazy start with Geoff Lambert this morning and motored in friendly conditions to Bmth pier area - no mackerel so went to Boscombe pier - same result except for Geoff catching a tub double on the feathers. So it was to Southbourne to target plaice. They were few and far between - no doubt many have been unable to dodge the copious nets. However we pressed on to find tubs and grey gurnards and to great surprise a red mullet, plus the odd mackerel to the lazy line. Eventually a plaice put in an appearance - followed by several others - one of good size. As the day drew on we moved west and drifted near Boscombe pier and then Bmth pier where i latched into the smallest thornback ray i've ever seen. All in all a good day - fine weather and a northerly wind to make it even more comfortable.
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    Happy Birthday Dogfish Dave

    Enjoy your day Dave..
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    Air show antics

    Great report and pictures, thanks for sharing Rob.
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    bass netters caught

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    Welcome to the club Matt - I've never regretted joining - i hope you don't either. Sandbanks beach starts just outside the harbour entrance, presuming you're launching at Poole. It's a great spot for families. I don't do alot of lure fishing but other members do, and hopefully will give you the low-down. I've had a little success trolling along the training bank outside the harbour, using Fiish and similar lures. Good luck and keep joining in on the forum...plenty of advice to be winkled out from the membership.
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    Happy Birthday Lofty

    Birthday greetings Lofty - a day off?
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    Sewage leak in Holes Bay

  24. Welcome to your August Sea Newsletter Recreational Fishing In New UK Fisheries Bill Proposals Last month the government published its long-awaited White Paper setting out proposals for a UK Fisheries Bill once the UK leaves the EU. A number of positive proposals have been made for recreational fishing after extensive lobbying by the Angling Trust. We will be responding to the consultation on the White Paper in the coming weeks. Read more about the Angling Trust's reaction to the White Paper here European Anglers Alliance Demands Reinstatement of Bass Bag Limit The European Anglers Alliance has written to the EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella demanding a bag limit for recreational catches of bass be reinstated as soon as possible following a review of the evidence about the impact of angling. Unfortunately, a further delay is now expected as the EU Commission takes its holiday in August. Find out more Help needed to report tuna sightings and catches Help us understand more about UK bluefin tuna by reporting your sightings and catches. The Thunnus UK project is asking anglers to report old and new records of sightings and catches. This is an exciting way for Angling Trust members to contribute to the research being done into the presence and abundance of bluefin tuna in UK waters. Find out more about the Thunnus UK project Natural England SSSI proposals could impact sea angling Natural England currently has a live consultation asking whether its existing byelaw-making powers in SSSIs are sufficient. Such byelaws could impact on activities such as bait collection by sea anglers. Find out more about the consultation here. The Angling Trust will be submitting a response saying that we feel their existing powers are more than adequate. Don't delay if you'd like to respond too - the consultation closes on 22nd August. Angling Trust Responds To MCZ Bream Fishing Threat The Angling Trust submitted a response to the consultation on the proposed Purbecks Marine Conservation Zone in Dorset which, if designated, could see restrictions put on recreational fishing for black bream in order to protect breeding fish. Read our response here Joint the Isle of Wight Day Coastal Clean Up Saturday, September 22nd will see the UK’s longest ever coastline clean-up to rid the Island’s beautiful beaches of unwanted plastic waste. For information on why plastic pollution is such a problem check out our Take 5 film here. Find out more Do you collect your own bait? Help scientists to get a better understanding of sea angling bait collection by completing this University of Portsmouth survey. It will only take a few minutes of your time! Take part in the survey New Safety ID Scheme For Boat Angling The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have launched RYA SafeTrx, HM Coastguard’s new official voluntary safety identification scheme. The free to use RYA SafeTrx app is designed to improve safety at sea and potentially cut vital minutes off the time taken to pinpoint a casualty’s location. Find out more Get Fishing at the seaside… Going on your summer holidays? Don’t forget to pack a rod and a few bits of tackle or you’ll regret it when you get there! There are loads of opportunities to get out fishing at the coast even if it’s just for a couple of hours. It’s a great alternative to crabbing on a rainy day and kids love it! All you need are a few small lures or bits of tackle and you can ask where to go at the local tackle shop. Rob Hughes explains all in Get Fishing’s ‘How to Sea Fish’ videos. Tope wins July Species Hunt Berg Power was the Specimen Winner for July in the Species Hunt competition with a superb 25lb 3oz shore-caught tope. Berg used a pulley rig with a whole mackerel fillet as bait. Both the Senior and Junior Species Hunt competitions are tight, with only a few points separating the top three in each category. Check out the latest results 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.