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Friday, 12th October, 2018

Let's all pull together to get more people fishing

Over the past three years, working with other partners such as Get Hooked on Fishing, Canal and Rivers Trust and the Angling Trade Association, the Angling Trust has organised over 1,800 events across the country to encourage people to try fishing and introduced 47,000 adults and 30,000 juniors to the sport.Now Chief Executive Mark Lloyd has called on everyone involved in angling to support initiatives to get more people to try fishing.

Read Mark’s article to find out what we’ve been doing and how you can get involved

Bass-a-day for rest of year

Sea anglers will be able to keep one bass per day caught recreationally until the end of this year. It follows months of campaigning by the Angling Trust to have the bass bag limit reinstated after a ban was imposed in January based on flawed scientific advice. Read more

How AIF grant supported 'Carp in the Community'

Vacancy: Marketing Executive

Angling wins support at political conferences

Wimborne's crucians find new home

Keep our water (and beer) clean!

The Angling Trust is among 100 European organisations campaigning to protect Europe’s rivers, streams and lakes. An online campaign, called #ProtectWater, uses provocative scenarios around the future of beer to encourage citizens to tell the European Commission to keep the law protecting the sources of our water.Make your voice heard!

Hold the date: AGMs on Nov. 17

The next Angling Trust Subscriber Members' AGM and the Fish Legal AGM will be held on Saturday, 17th November at West Midlands Golf Club & The Lake at Barston, Solihull, starting at 10am. A conference about Future Angling will follow the formal business. Email invitations to confirm your place will be sent out next week.

Top advice for clubs and fisheries

Is your club or fishery looking to carry out improvements or make waters safer? The Angling Trust is running a series of Development Roadshows, starting next week in Taunton.

Find out more and register

Crucian classic wins photo prize

Congratulations to Matt Minter, winner of the 'Best Crucian Picture' in this year's Catch a Crucian Photographic Competitions. This classic shot of a lovely cru next to traditional fishing tackle won him a £100 voucher from Angling Direct plus a bucket of bait from Bait Tech. See all the winning pictures

News from Fish Legal

Payouts for two clubs as Fish Legal sends out clear message to polluters

Two angling clubs affected by separate slurry pollutions have benefitted from being members of Fish Legal. Farmers responsible for polluting the Wellow Brook in Somerset and Willow Pool in Cheshire paid out a combined £35,000 in damages and costs last month following settlement of civil claims brought by Fish Legal. Read the full story

Water company taken to court

Fish Legal has started court proceedings against Anglian Water on behalf of its member the Cambridge Fish Preservation and Angling Society following the pollution of the River Cam which killed hundreds of fish, particularly large bream, on a previously renowned match venue. Full story

Fish Legal wins 'right to sue' case over Scottish Water river pollution

Funding will help us protect fish stocks

The Angling Trust has successfully applied for £250,000 funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to campaign over the next three years on high priority conservation issues affecting marine and freshwater fish. The grant will enable the Trust to expand its capacity to represent anglers on conservation issues at a time when many fish stocks are in decline and political uncertainty about environmental regulations and commercial fishing post-Brexit. Read more

Let's Get Fishing

Two days of free fishing at World Lure Championships

The Get Fishing team will be at the Lure Angling World Championships, hosted by the Angling Trust at Rutland Water on 13th & 14th October. Come and have a FREE coaching session, learn how to fly and lure fish and experience a world class fishing competition.

Book your place in advance.

#ThisGirlCan #GetFishing - send us your pictures

Next week 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. Thanks!

Now's the time to come fishing at our great free events

Always been meaning to take a friend or family member fishing? Now's a great time of year to do so and enjoy some excellent catches. Or how about going along to one of our angling events? They're great for kids with free coaching, tackle and bait included. Check out our GetFishing website for an event near you.

Competition News

RiverFest record on the Thames

An incredible match on the River Thames at Reading saw the top four anglers weigh in over 100lb and a new record weight for RiverFest. Winner Barry Chapman set a new high and booked a place in next month's final with a 156-14-0 catch of bream. Read more

Scotland take gold at the Autumn International

Spinlock to sponsor lure squad's life jackets

England trial for talented U15 coarse anglers

Not yet a member? Join the Angling Trust today for £29 and get a Fishing Megastore voucher worth £29!

The Angling Trust has a great offer for new members - join today and we'll give you a £29 voucher to spend at Fishing Megastore, the online tackle and clothing store of Glasgow Angling Centre. The offer is available to all adult and senior citizen members of the Angling Trust and Fish Legal who make an annual subscription payment and who have not held a valid membership in the past two years. Remember ... by becoming a member you help fund our work to promote angling and its future, to fight for better fish stocks in marine and freshwater environments and to campaign against threats to angling. If you're already a member, why not forward to a friend or family member?

Please support our work ... join today!

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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