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  1. I wonder what the Awsome Fishing guy uses - seems to work fine..
  2. Only takers a minute to copy & paste letter.....
  3. View in browser | Members Update Members Update October 18th, 2021 24 hours to force the government to stop sewage pollution - please act now! Dear Member Parliament will be debating the Environment Bill on Wednesday (20th October). This is the last chance to make sure the Bill contains firm action to stop raw sewage pouring into our rivers and seas from storm overflows. We need you to EMAIL YOUR MP IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS to ask them to support clause 82 of the Environment Bill and resist any last-minute attempt by the government to weaken this clause. Clause 82 will place a “duty on sewerage undertakers to take all reasonable steps to ensure untreated sewage is not discharged from storm overflows”. This means Water Companies will not just have to monitor and report, they must act to stop this pollution. Please email ASAP as the vote is on Wednesday. Emailing your MP is simple. Just visit Theyworkforyou.com, enter your post code and when you get to your MP's page click the “send a message” button. Ask them to support Clause 82 of the Environment Bill at the Consideration of Lords Amendment debate and to tell them to resist any attempts by the government to change this clause. When writing feel free to tell them how passionate you are about our rivers and seas, and how you want clear and healthy waters fit for fish to swim in and people to enjoy. Template Text Whilst personal emails are more effective we realise that time is short so here’s a form of wording that you can cut, paste and adapt for sending to your own MP: “Dear [Insert Name] MP I am a keen angler and would like you to take action this week to strengthen the Environment Bill to end the scandal of untreated sewage entering our rivers and seas. There were a shocking 400,000 spills from storm overflows in 2020 and Clause 82 of the Environment Bill at the Consideration of Lords Amendment debate on Wednesday (Oct 20) is your chance to make a difference and take a big step towards ending pollution of our rivers and seas from raw sewage. The declining condition of our rivers due to pollution is a national disgrace and flies in the face of government promises ‘to leave the environment in a better condition for the next generation’. As anglers, we see first hand what damage is being done and I urge you to support the Lords Amendment to force water companies to stop pouring untreated sewage into our local rivers and seas which should be a haven for fish and wildlife and something we can all enjoy in safety.” Please act now and thank you for your support. Stuart Singleton-White, Head of Campaigns Martin Salter, Head of Policy. To find out more about our Anglers Against Pollution Campaign Click HERE The Angling Trust We are a not for profit organisation, representing anglers, fighting for fish, fishing and the environment. We are recognised by the Government as the National Governing Body for angling in England and partner with Visit Wales and Natural Resources Wales to promote Fishing in Wales. We are a member-based organisation made up of anglers of all disciplines providing a united front to represent, grow and protect our sport. By becoming a member of the Angling Trust you are helping to protect the waterways you fish in and the fish which live within them, ensuring their health and protection for future generations. Click here for more information about membership 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
  4. Thanks for the best wishes everyone - saw grandson's under 8's beat Blandford 15 - 1 so the day started off really well. Saw all the children during the day and a Chinese meal for the two of us in the evening. A memorable day.
  5. Commercial Shore Netting Update A big thank you to everyone who supported our campaign against the Government changing the law to allow commercial shore netters to land and sell sea bass. Unfortunately, the Government has gone ahead and made a law that says the prohibition on landing and selling bass does not apply to bycatches from some commercial shore netting. This legislation seems to us to be ill-founded and incoherent: no bass catch limits no closed season to protect spawning bass. will increase bass mortality, particularly juvenile bass discriminatory against recreational fishing We also have grave concerns about the way this policy decision was made. This is not the way to gain the trust or support of sea anglers. You can read more about this law change on our website by clicking here: https://www.saveourseabass.org/commercial-shore-netting-update-september-2021/ END Contact details: info@saveourseabass.org
  6. You need another garage Jim....😄😆
  7. Enjoy your day..🎂🍺
  8. View in browser | Latest news from the Angling Trust & Fish Legal Atlantic Bluefin Tuna CHART Programme Goes from Strength to Strength We're almost at the halfway in the inaugural season of the UK Atlantic Bluefin Tuna CHART programme. Going into week 6 and the season is going from strength to strength. Over 100 fishing trips have now taken place with over 50 fish being tagged from the 15 authorised vessels within the fleet. Best of luck to all skippers and anglers involved for the rest of the season. Get the Latest Virtual Sea Angling Forums – The Story So Far The interest in our virtual forums on YouTube continues to grow with more than 1750 viewings across all events since we started recording them earlier this year. This coupled with more than 800 total attendees to the actual events show just how interested sea anglers are in the issues we have been covering. Our next IFCA forum is on Thursday 23rd September at 7pm when our guest will be Chief Officer David McCandless from the North-Eastern IFCA. he North Eastern IFCA. You can register for the event using the button below. We are developing ideas on our shark theme and hoping to cover tope angling later in the year as well as getting updates on some of our other shark-related work. What would you like to see us cover in a future sea forum? Tell us by emailing our Marine Coordinator, Nevin Hunter at: marinecoordinator@anglingtrust.net More on Sea Angling Forums Register for North Eastern IFCA Forum 23rd September 2021 Register for Tope Forum with Dr. James Thorburn 7th October 2021 Success at Shoreham Family Fishing Day Another successful family fishing day, sponsored by the Angling Trust, was held on Sunday 12th September and had involvement from several angling clubs, including South Coast Angling Club, Trident Sea Anglers and Southwick Deep Sea Anglers, alongside charter boat New Dawn with skipper Neville Blake. Special thanks to Brett Lomas of Lagoon Bait who donated a tray of worms for the event and to Shoreham Port who provided the venue and hired the toilet facilities. Reg Phillips, Angling Trust Marine Advisory Group member, said "Sixty members of the local community registered to take part in the family fishing day held in Shoreham Port. The weather was perfect on the day for fishing along the North bank and for the mackerel trips out on the charter boat 'New Dawn'. It is so rewarding to be part of an effort made by anglers, local clubs and charter skippers to work together and put on these events each year for the wider community. Special thanks has to go to Shoreham Port for providing the excellent facilities to stage these events, Neville Blake skipper of New Dawn for taking families out mackerel fishing. Also to the South Coast Angling Club, Trident Sea Anglers and the Southwick Deep Sea Anglers who sent members along to help run this event. If other clubs want to get involved in staging similar events in Sussex they can contact me by email at reg.anglingtrustsmr@gmail.com." Angling Trust Supports Greenpeace UK Campaign Against Industrial Fishing The Angling Trust are supporting a Greenpeace campaign calling on the UK government to take immediate and urgent action to protect coastal livelihoods and the health of our oceans. Industrial fishing vessels like supertrawlers and fly-shooters have immense catching capacity and are pushing marine ecosystems and fish populations to the brink of collapse, leaving local fishermen and anglers with nothing left to catch. Greenpeace will be organising a flotilla of vessels all calling for action from government on Wednesday 22nd September. If you would like to take part please get in contact with Angling Trust's Policy & Advocacy Manager, Hannah Rudd, for more details: hannah.rudd@anglingtrust.net Read the Joint Statement Here Fisheries and Seafood Scheme Funding Open There is an exciting future ahead for sea angling in England and Wales. As a result of the Fisheries Act 2020, and sea anglers now having a voice in UK fisheries management, the sea angling community can access government funding through the newly-launched Fisheries and Seafood Scheme. The Angling Trust's vision is that in the years to come there will be both more and bigger fish for us to catch, and a vibrant sport for us all to enjoy. To deliver this vision we will inject greater impetus and resource into developing sea angling participation and representation, and will also be submitting bids to the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme to support our vision for sea angling. Read More Fish of the Month: Tope Tope are renowned for their fighting power and can be targeted via boat fishing but in recent years have been increasingly caught off of beaches around the coastline. Feeding along the seabed most often they will take flounder, pouting, whiting and dabs, occasionally though taking mackerel and herring in mid-water. Breeding in late Winter and Spring they are best targeted in other seasons, though they will be caught year- round. As powerful fish Tope need strong tackle used when being targeted and suggested rigs should have protection against their sharp teeth and rough skin. In all cases we recommend that when caught fish are unhooked as quickly as possible, handled correctly and returned to the sea safely. During some of our Shark-themed forums anglers have asked us to cover Tope and we will be in the forum in October outlined in this newsletter. Why not register and join us online to share your experiences of angling for these great fish. Shark Hub UK: Advocating Best Practice Shark Handling For the future of the sport to thrive it is imperative that there are healthy shark populations, and we must play our role in ensuring this as environmental stewards by following best-practice guidelines. Both the Angling Trust and Shark Hub UK are proud advocates of adhering to best practice handling to ensure the chances of post-release mortality is reduced. Learn More Shark Handling Guides Anglers Against Pollution All rivers lead to the sea and it’s no secret that our marine and coastal environments are suffocating in pollution. From plastics to raw sewage, pollution is having detrimental impacts on our fish, environment and health. You can take action today by signing our petition and sharing your photos of marine pollution online by using the hashtag #anglersagainstpollution and tagging us on social media. You can even go one step further and show your support by wearing an Anglers Against Pollution t-shirt with profits going to support the campaign. Anglers Against Pollution: Find Out More Stay Safe - And Enjoy Your Fishing As Covid restrictions continue to ease across the UK please ensure you are following the rules whilst enjoying your fishing. We all have a duty to abide by the rules in place to save lives and protect the NHS. For further guidance on fishing during the pandemic visit our website: Covid-19 Support Hub Information about fishing in Wales can be found on the Fishing In Wales website Not yet a member? Please join today and support our work Supporting our work to protect and grow the sport you love has never been more important. We have been campaigning for over 10 years to ensure that we have a stronger voice for angling in Parliament, investing in coaching and recruitment to grow our sport, making progress on predation and campaigning to halt pollution of our waters. Become a member for just £29 per year and we’ll give you access to an exclusive list of discounts - plus you can choose a fantastic free gift! Find out more The Angling Trust We are a not for profit organisation, representing anglers, fighting for fish, fishing and the environment. We are recognised by the Government as the National Governing Body for angling in England and partner with Visit Wales and Natural Resources Wales to promote Fishing in Wales. We are a member-based organisation made up of anglers of all disciplines providing a united front to represent, grow and protect our sport. By becoming a member of the Angling Trust you are helping to protect the waterways you fish in and the fish which live within them, ensuring their health and protection for future generations. Click here for more information about membership 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
  9. The format has changed considerably from what I'm used to, It doesn't display a week at a glance but you can request whatever day you want.
  10. Stuie has been invited out by Tony - both on Serenity on Saturday.
  11. A hearty thankyou from me Terry - a very comfortable boat and the skipper assisted me regularly........ Plenty of cups of tea as well and enough fish to make the day even more enjoyable too.
  12. For Immediate Release – 29 August 2021 Get Your Voice Heard! The EU Commission is currently consulting on fishing catch limits (“fishing opportunities”) for 2022, including for sea bass. It is vitally important that sea anglers reply to the consultation and get their voices heard. (If you want to know why the EU still matters for sea bass post-Brexit, please read the SOSB blog here: https://www.saveourseabass.org/eu-consultation-on-fishing-opportunities-for-2022/). SOSB's ask for the bass fishery in 2022 is: increase the sea angling season to 10 months (1 March to 31 December) to match the commercial open season; increase the bag limit to 3 bass per person per day; and target the scientists' lower level of removals of 1,859 tonnes, not 2,216 tonnes, so the stock will grow in 2022, not shrink. To find out more about what SOSB wants for the bass fishery and why, please read our blog here: https://www.saveourseabass.org/sea-bass-catch-limits-for-2022/ Here is the link to take you straight to the EU consultation: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12937-Towards-more-sustainable-fishing-in-the-EU-state-of-play-and-orientations-for-2022_en NB: Closing date is Tuesday 31 August (so hurry!) Unfortunately, the EU consultation system has changed from simply sending an email - to using an online system that requires you to register, so it takes longer to respond this year. In case you need any help with the process once you are on the consultation webpage: click on the “Give Feedback” button. click on the “Register” button fill out the “Create an account” form and submit it go to your inbox and click on the authentication email from the EU Commission. go back to the consultation webpage click on the “Give Feedback” button log in write your response select to give your feedback as a “non-EU citizen” select your country as “United Kingdom” select if you want your name to be published with your response tick the “personal data protection provisions” box Press “Submit”
  13. Chris, Mal - thanks very much for the invite and all your help. I really enjoyed the day and didn't need much rocking that night.
  14. Birthday greetings Steve - enjoy your day. 🍺🍺
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