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When We Fish Again – please help support our proposal by writing to your MP

A message from Jamie Cook, CEO, Angling Trust & Fish Legal
I wanted to update you on the progress we have made following the launch earlier this week of our ‘When We Fish Again’ report and proposal to Government aimed at getting us back on the bank as quickly and as safely as possible.The report was drawn up in consultation with some of the biggest names in all branches of our sport and features a comprehensive set of phased proposals to Government to allow fishing to resume once the current lockdown restrictions are eased.We’ve been delighted with the overwhelmingly positive reaction and I can’t thank you enough for your feedback and good wishes. We’ve made sure every MP in the country has received a copy of our report and already received the support of a number of MPs, including the former Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch. Our next job is to urge MPs to persuade ministers to adopt our plans to get us back fishing safely once lockdown restrictions are eased and I’m calling on fellow anglers to help us. We would like our members and supporters to write to their own MP urging them to support our proposal. To make it as easy as possible we’ve provided a message that you can download and send straight to your own MP. It takes less than two minutes – and really will make a difference.
CLICK HERE TO WRITE TO YOUR MP
Our proposals outline the physical and mental wellbeing that angling can provide and we’ve demonstrated how we believe angling can resume safely in a considered and phased manner, whilst adhering to any social distancing and hygiene regulations. They are targeted at the next Government review of the lockdown restrictions being announced on May 7th, so it’s important that you contact your MP as soon as possible, and by Monday at the latest.Ultimately, it is the Government who will make the decision on what restrictions, if any, will be lifted and we must respect that we are part of a much bigger picture in halting the spread of this deadly virus. Please stay safe and thank you once again for your support.Jamie Cook,
CEO, Angling Trust & Fish Legal
Watch our When We Fish Again video and read our report

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