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Wow, What a Year! A Review of Our Campaign Highlights 

Dear Supporter,

2020 has been quite a year. One will we not forget in a hurry.  Not only did we have the coronavirus outbreak, which has touched all of our lives in one way or another, we’ve had the looming EU exit to contend with and the continued confusion of deal or no deal. 

And yet, it has been an incredibly successful year for Angling Trust campaigns. We successfully lobbied the government to get you back fishing through our When We Fish Again campaign, launched our new flagship Anglers Against Pollution campaign to hold polluters to account, achieved our goal of getting recreational sea anglers recognised as legitimate stakeholders in the new Fisheries Act, and so much more. You can take a look at more of the highlights of our 2020 campaigns successes below.

Without your support, we would not have been able to achieve the successes we have.  On behalf of the campaigns team and the wider Angling Trust I would like to thank you for your support over the last 12 months and wish you a wonderful Christmas and New Year. 

We are looking forward to continuing the fight for our fish and fishing into 2021 and the years that follow.


Stuart Singleton-White, Head of Campaigns 


When We Fish Again

Covid-19 was the biggest story of 2020 and has had devastating consequences for so many of us. But it wasn't all bad news! The Angling Trust  were successful in getting you back fishing again, enjoying the sport and the environment that is essential for so many of us and our mental health. 

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Fisheries Bill


The Fisheries Bill is now an Act and thanks to the hardwork of our Head of Marine, David Mitchell, and wider campaigns team, it will recognise recreational sea anglers as a legitimate stakeholder in marine fisheries management and planning going forward.

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Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) were a huge focal point for sea anglers in 2020 as new Government advice proposed that they should be locked out of selected areas of the UK. We successfully launched our report on the Benyon Review and secured collaborations with Defra into 2021.

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Anglers Against Pollution

The ACA has been campaining against water pollution since 1948. This year we launched a new flagship campaign, Anglers Against Pollution, to take more action with respect to monitoring pollution in our rivers, lakes and coastal waters and to ensure proper and rigorous enforcement against polluters. 

Sign Our Petition

Chalk Streams


Chalk streams are one of England's most precious and vulnerable ecosystems. This year we launched the Chalk Streams All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to lobby MPs to take the urgent action required to safeguard our chalk streams. 

Learn More

Missing Salmon Alliance


With the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Atlantic Salmon Trust, we are championing the conservation of Atlantic Salmon here in the UK. Through science, advocacy and action we are working hard to reverse the dramatic declines of these iconic fish.  

Visit the MSA Website


Working with the Avon Roach Project and other partners, the Angling Trust led a campaign to have cormorants added to the general shooting licence, along with jackdaws, magpies and pigeons, so that their numbers could be kept down to sustainable levels.

Learn More

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The Angling Trust is a representative body for all anglers in England and Wales. Our members support the campaigns we carry out to protect fish and fishing and our programmes to increase participation. We are recognised by Sport England as the national governing body in England and promote active lifestyles and maintaining a regular angling habit. We are 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 and other categories. Please find out more.

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There's a LOT of cormorants in the harbour.

They were rare when I was a youngster and I remember being told people got paid for killing them.    5 shillings I think !

Between the cormorants,     seals     and illegal fishing I'm surprised there's any fish left in the Bass Nursery ! :(


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1 hour ago, Tiddler said:

And you too Rob!

If I ever decide to sell Tiddler it'll be a bargain for someone.

Like a car that's been owned by a little old lady and hardly ever used ! :P


Surely it will come under category green house instead of boats😁

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