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Get involved in the country’s biggest clean up event!


The Angling Trust has partnered with Keep Britain Tidy to take part in the country’s biggest mass participation environment campaign - the Great British Spring Clean from 20 March-13 April 2020.







We want as many anglers, angling clubs and fisheries to get involved and help to collect and dispose of litter from our beaches, rivers, canals and lakes, either hosting your own event or going along to join another event in your area.


For more information on how to run an event, including where to borrow equipment and how to organise collection, please contact AIFadmin@anglingtrust.net or to find an event near you go to the Keep Britain Tidy website (officially launches 25 January).


The prizes money can't buy! Watch out for more details on the

Angling Trust's Facebook and Website from Monday, 20 January!


Hull & District AA: how youth helped one club bounce back

Our latest Lines On The Water blog looks at the innovative work of Hull and District Anglers' Association who have gone from steady decline to a club with hundreds of young anglers. It's inspiring stuff and packed with good ideas any club or fishery could take on board!

The Great Revival - read the blog


We’ll help your club access £10 million of community funds!

The Severn Trent Community Fund is giving away £10 million to support ‘Places, People and the Environment’. It’s a great opportunity for angling clubs in in the Severn Trent region to tap into additional funds. We can help you apply with FREE guidance and advice for member clubs. Our Partnership Development Managers have experience successfully applying for funding for angling clubs, and want to help you with this too. Get in touch with James.Roche@anglingtrust.net in the first instance.


Severn Trent Community Fund ... find out more


Thank you to all the clubs and fisheries who have donated an auction lot for this year's Angling Trust and Fish Legal online auction. We really appreciate your support which will enable us to raise funds to continue our work to protect and develop freshwater and marine fishing.


We're still looking for more lots to suit all budgets and tastes - last year a number of clubs and fisheries provided fishing on their waters which proved incredibly popular!


To donate an auction lot simply click the button below and complete our simple online form or email auction20@anglingtrust.net and a member of our team will be in touch!



Get 10% off Aquamaintain fishery management services

Aquamaintain Ltd are contractors specialising in providing environmentally considerate solutions for fisheries and other aquatic environments. Key specialisms include river restoration, lake and pond enhancement, habitat improvement and fishery management, and they offer a wide range of services from consultation, surveying and design, right through to full project management, construction and maintenance. Angling Trust clubs, fisheries and individual members can now claim a 10% discount on all Aquamaintain's products and services. Find out more


Great turnout for our AGM and conference

Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM and Building a Brighter Future Angling Conference. We were delighted with the turnout and the enthusiasm everyone showed at the workshops. A summary of the topics discussed in the workshops can be found here. Please feel free to share these notes with your club members. For many, it was the first chance to meet incoming Chief Executive Jamie Cook and our newest ambassador Lisa Wilson, daughter of the late John Wilson. Find out more about Lisa's work


Free enforcement guides

We have recently updated our series of  fisheries enforcement guides containing essential information for all clubs and fisheries. Click the links to download:

Elementary Guide to Freshwater Fisheries Enforcement

Guide to Reporting Fisheries Crime

Best Practice Guidelines for Angling Club Bailiffs


Protection from predation

Does your club have a problem with predation? Our Fisheries Management Advisors may be able to help you protect your waters. Just download this useful leaflet containing contact details.


Submit your project ideas to improve fish stocks and fishing

The Environment Agency is seeking project ideas from clubs, fisheries and other partners to improve local fish stocks and angling opportunities.


The Fisheries Improvement Programme (FIP) is funded from the coarse, trout and eel fishing licence income and provides a direct benefit to anglers. The Agency is likely to have up to £500,000 available from April and spending plans will be finalised soon after. Therefore, proposals must be received no later than 31 March to be considered for review. Project proposals can be submitted at any other time for consideration in future years.

More information about the Fisheries Improvement Programme


East Sussex and Kent clubs - can you run a Get Fishing event?


Our Partnership Development Manager Dean Asplin is looking for clubs, fisheries, coaches or volunteers in East Sussex and Kent to run new 'Get Fishing' events in 2020. Dean will support you with:

  • Environment Agency fishing licence waivers – FREE one day licences for event attendees
  • A 'Get Fishing Event Guide' – everything you need to run fun, safe friendly events
  • Grant fund applications – cut through all that paperwork and red tape!
  • Promotion – more profile, more members, more day ticket sales
  • Event support – get your new anglers ready to start fishing
  • AND, for the first five new event organisers to join the Get Fishing campaign…
  • 10 FREE copies each of the new Get Fishing book (…worth £99.99!)

Call, text or email Dean NOW - 07854 239 731 dean.asplin@anglingtrust.net


Dates for your diary: Regional Forums

The Angling Trust organise over 30 Freshwater Fisheries Forums every year right. They are run in partnership with the Environment Agency and are funded from fishing licence income as part of the National Angling Strategic Services contract. The Forums are open to all and free to attend but you will need to register to reserve a place. The Environment Agency attends all meetings to share plans, listen to anglers concerns, answer questions and address problems. Here's what is coming up over the next few weeks:
January 29: South West - Holiday Inn, Taunton
February 5: South East - Roddington Forge, Southampton
February 19: Midlands - Warwick (tbc)
February 26: North East - George Hotel, Darlington
March 3: East of England - Eden House Hotel, Grantham

How to book your place


Exclusive Member Offer! Sign up to Clubmate and get 20% off


Angling Trust clubs and fisheries can claim 20% off when they sign up to Clubmate, a secure online membership management platform. It is designed to help clubs and fisheries reduce admin, simplify the renewal process, attract new members – and join the 21st century. Clubs already signed up to Clubmate have seen an average 17.3% increase in membership in their first year!


Want to find out more? Just click here


Let your members know about the work we do for fishing...

Can you help us do more for fish and fishing? Our club, fishery and trade members represent over 400,000 anglers between them – if we could just encourage 1% of those anglers to join as individual members and support our work we could do so much more for the sport we all love!



SPECIAL OFFER: New individual members joining this month will receive their money back to spend on tackle at Fishing Megastore! Find out more






There are lots of easy ways to get involved! From posters and leaflets, through to emails and website promotion - we've got the tools for you to make it as easy as possible. You can access these on our dedicated portal we've created for you. Please can I ask that you discuss this with your committee to see if you can help.


Any questions simply email me at samantha.wickham@anglingtrust.net

Samantha Wickham

Club Membership Advisor


Resources to help you spread the word

There are lots of ways to get involved and help us do more. We have provided a range of resources to help you get started – if you wish to speak to a member of our team about this initiative or need further support please email samantha.wickham@anglingtrust.net.



Make a donation and support our fight to protect fish and fishing

You can now make online donations to our cause – please consider supporting our ongoing fight to make polluters pay and to campaign and lobby for protection of our fish and fishing.

Make a donation HERE


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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.

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


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