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January 2022     


NEWSFLASH: Fishing to return to Admiralty Pier in 2022


Kicking off this year the right way we are delighted to announce that the Dover Sea Angling Association, Dover Harbour Board and the Angling Trust have reached an agreement that will see fishing return to Admiralty Pier in 2022.  We will be publishing more information soon and Dover Sea Angling Association will be updating their website with more details on how and when fishing will recommence on the pier. Stay tuned for more and thank you to all those who supported our campaign to Save Admiralty Pier.


Deadline extended for Team England Shore applications


Sea match anglers wishing to be considered for Team England Shore squads in 2022 now have more time to submit their applications. The Angling Trust is pleased to announce that the deadline for applications has been extended until Friday, 14th January 2022.


Angling Trust secures funding for Fisheries Management Plans


In collaboration with the Bass Anglers' Sportfishing Society (BASS), the Angling Trust is pleased to announce that government funding through the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme will be provided to support its work on Fisheries Management Plans (“FMPs”) through the appointment of an independent research consultant.  This is an important breakthrough for UK sea angling and is the first tangible benefit flowing from the Angling Trust’s successful campaign for recreational sea fishing to be officially recognised in the Fisheries Act 2020 as a legitimate stakeholder in UK fisheries.


Waves of Change: Tom Humphreys joins Anglers Against Litter 


The Angling Trust is delighted to welcome Tom Humphreys as our new Anglers Against Litter Regional Coordinator. Tom is passionate about protecting our environment from litter and is looking forward to delivering Anglers Against Litter in the marine environment with the team. He is an all-round angler and keen to get stuck into any fishing opportunities he can. Tom is also the Regional Angling Development Officer for the East of England. 

Anglers Against Litter has received government funding to expand its work into the marine environment through the development of a regional volunteer network and the installation of Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme bins at key sea fishing marks around England. If you would like to get involved or have recommendations for sites please get in touch.



Sea Angling Diary Project - sign up today!


Make your catch count! The Angling Trust are proud supporters of the Sea Angling Diary Project. Learn more about the citizen science project with Dr. Kieran Hyder from Cefas and Dr. Adam Brown from Substance as they talk you through the reasons why all sea anglers should be participating in the Sea Angling Diary in 2022.


Save the date: Thursday 27th January

Meet the CEO with Jamie Cook: Reflections on 2021 and Looking Forward to 2022.

Please keep an eye on Angling Trust social media channels for registration details.


Specimen Sea Fish Awards Scheme launches


The popular Specimen Sea Fish Awards Scheme, run by the Angling Trust and supported by Glasgow Angling Centre, has launched for Angling Trust members and members of its Affiliated Clubs. With monthly and end-of-year prizes to be won, the competition is divided into two sections for fish caught from boats and from the shore.


Angling Trust Sea Angling Regional Voluntary Group (RVG)


On Thursday 16th December the first meeting was held of the RVG. This group brings together recreational sea anglers from every coastal area of England and the Midlands with a view of ensuring that local issues are identified and actioned. It will link to the strategic Marine Advisory Group effectively acting as its ‘eyes and ears on the ground’ and will incorporate the current Marine Regions of Wessex/Isle of Wight, Wyvern and Sussex whilst ensuring other areas of the coastline and the Midlands are represented.

The group will look at building participation and competitions, supporting environmental opportunities and identifying local issues impacting upon sea angling, particularly where these could reflect on wider national implications. It is also hoped to build good links with the Marine Management Organisation and local Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities to encourage the inclusion of local recreational sea angling views within in decision-making. Lastly, the group hopes to identify funding opportunities following the implementation of the Fisheries Act 2020.

For the first time, recreational sea anglers nationally will have a mechanism for their local concerns and ambitions to be identified and actioned, reinforcing the commitment of Angling Trust CEO Jamie Cook for sea angling to develop positively in the years to come.


No.1 site for Welsh anglers

Fishing In Wales is the no.1 website for Welsh sea, coarse and game angling. Where, when, how and what to fish for in Wales – we have it covered!  Take a look for yourself


10% off at GO Outdoors and Fishing Republic


Leisure and tackle retailers GO Outdoors and Fishing Republic have become our latest Retail Associate members. To celebrate the partnership, GO Outdoors and Fishing Republic are offering members a 10% discount on their huge range of items. Login to your Members Dashboard to obtain your code for online purchases and show your valid membership card for purchases in store.


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