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General News and ClassifiedsJob opportunities, events and articles of interest from the world of fishing.Keep up to date with all the latest Angling Trust news HERE.

Operation Stone Fights Fish Theft

It’s been great to see the Environment Agency’s enforcement activities getting coverage on the BBC

and that the Angling Trust’s Building Bridges leaflet

and poster are being used as part of the fight

against illegal fishing. Check out this video for an

insight into Operation Stone and examples of the

coarse fish seized in organised fish taking.

> Watch the video on BBC Points West’s

Facebook page

Simply Wrassetastic

Ever fancied catching hard fighting wrasse

on lures? Read Angling Trust National Campaigns Coordinator Martin Salter’s latest blog.

> Read more

Our New Online Survey Only

Takes 10 Minutes

Make your views known on the angling issues

that matter in our online survey at

We’ll publish the results in November and use

them to prioritise our work over the coming year.

Please forward this email to a friend so they

can participate in the survey too.

Read our Latest Sea Update Email:

Out Today

Please read our latest Sea Update email for a

snapshot of recent news about our marine

campaigns which we hope will illustrate how the

Angling Trust and Fish Legal are working very

hard to represent our sport in many different

areas. Please encourage a sea-angling friend

to join us by forwarding them this email – thanks.

Win £5,000 in cash in our Angling Raffle

There’s less than a month left to take part in our new supporter raffle. Win £5,000 in cash or one of six fantastic vouchers to buy up to £2,000 of coarse, sea or game tackle from Daiwa.

> Buy your tickets NOW at


Vote For The Greatest Canal Angler Of All Time

There is a very interesting series of articles running over at the Canal & River Trust website at the moment all about the search for the best canal anglers of all time. Who do you think should be on the list?

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Book Now:
New Fisheries Enforcement Workshops

Booking is open for our Fisheries Enforcement Workshops in Kent and Surrey. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the law, how the system works to protect fish and fisheries and the bigger picture of rural and wildlife crime.Organised by the Angling Trust to present best practice information and guidance from the National Wildlife Crime Unit, Environment Agency and Institute of Fisheries Management.

> Read more and book a place

Bait-Tech Join to Support the Trust

Welcome on board to Bait-Tech who have joined up to support the Angling Trust as Trade Members. Bait-Tech use a unique manufacturing process to develop, then fine-tune baits incorporating individual, natural and unusual ingredients with no added chemicals or dyes.

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Why not join as a Trade Member? Call us on 01568 620 447.

Fish Legal News
Read all the latest Fish Legal news HERE

Fish Legal Factsheets

Fish Legal has a long list of useful legal factsheets that are available to its club, riparian and fishery owner members when advising in these areas. They cover the following topics:

  • Poaching and fish ownership
  • Precautions in the event of a pollution
  • Freedom of information – your right to know
  • Equality Act and disability discrimination
  • Reservoirs and reservoir management
  • The Water Framework Directive
  • Conservation and Landscape designations
  • Registration of fishing rights
  • Leases and Licences
  • Leases and security of tenure/right to renew
  • Fisheries Byelaws
  • Health and Safety Liability for accidents (occupiers liability)
  • Incorporation / club constitution
  • Navigation and angling
  • Riparian rights
  • Using the common law and civil claims
  • Fishing in tidal waters
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Planning and threats to fishing
  • Judicial Review
  • Sea Angling and ownership
  • VAT and fishing rights
  • Data Protection and angling clubs
  • Hosepipe bans
  • Claiming prescriptive rights
  • Abstraction

A separate set of factsheets is available for Fish Legal members in Scotland (please email for details).

These factsheets are only available to Fish Legal’s club and organisation members. If your club, syndicate or fishery would like to join Fish Legal and benefit from our legal advice and/or legal factsheets then please contact the membership team on 01568 620 447 and sign up.

To find out more about Fish Legal and what we do please download our FAQs HERE..

Competition News
Read all the latest Angling Trust Competition news HERE

New Canal Event Proves a Hit

The first Canal Championship, a new event aimed at encouraging more people to fish on the nation’s historic canal network, has been declared a great success.

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Inspiring England’s Next Generation of Flyfishers

The Angling Trust is inviting skilled, passionate and dedicated volunteers to support and inspire the next generation of England’s fly fishermen and women through direct involvement with England Youth Fly Fishing (AT EYF).

> Read more

Results: The 36th National Small Boat Event

The 36th event was run in cracking conditions at Salcombe, this allowed both days to be fished to the full limits.  This brought to the scales a good mix of fish that included :- Trigger fish, Small Eyed Ray, Blonde Ray, Spotter Ray, Thornback Ray, Pouting, LSD, Pollack, Wrasse, Gurnard, Bull Huss ,Mullet, Plaice, Mackerel and Garfish.

> Read more

Dates for your Diary…
Meet us at the following shows:

This Weekend:
National Angling Conference and AGMs

The Angling Trust and Fish Legal Annual General Meetings are to be held on Saturday 4 October 2014 at Barston Lakes, Marsh House Farm Lane, Barston, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0LB. The AGMs will be followed by The National Angling Conference reporting on progress with the National Angling Strategy to get more people fishing more often.

> Read more

> Register for the Conference and AGMs here

Carp Society Winter Show – 29th and 30th November

Membership Benefits
You can check out the full list of great membership benefits and offers HERE.

Cotswold Outdoor Offer: 15% Off for Angling Trust Members

Angling Trust members – get 15% off when you shop at any of the Cotswold Outdoor stores throughout the UK, online at or by mail order.

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