We are a group of anglers who want to protect the River Thames from the many challenges the river faces and improve it for the future
Our Key aims are to:
Campaign for cleaner waters and against detrimental changes to our river
Promote Angling and a greater understanding of the Thames
Raise awareness of Thames environmental issues and work for long term improvement
'We are Free to Join, free to get involved'
Thames Water Utilities Limited (Thames Water) has been ordered to pay £41,000 for polluting the River Ash and for breaching a condition of its environmental permit, killing an estimated 4,300 fish.
In May the company pleaded guilty to two charges in relation to the pollution of the river between August 8 and 14, 2010. It was fined £17,500 at Staines Magistrates’ Court on Friday (June 14) and was also ordered to pay costs of £23,500 and a victim surcharge of £15. Thames Water was convicted after discharging polluting matter from its Ashford Common Water Treatment Works (ACWTW), which was not in accordance with its permit issued by the Environment Agency.Read More
Fishing the river for carp, in many ways, is no different to fishing anywhere else for the species. There are so many factors outside of your control that, it is all that you can do to increase your percentage chances of catching a fish or two, by simply committing yourself completely to the task at hand and by using as many tools as you are able, to assist you in your goal. Read More
The Environment Agency received a report from a member of the public on the 10 November about sewage pollution in fields where horses were kept. On 14 November, Environment Agency officers visited the site after a report of dead fish and checked the river, where 480 dead fish were found.
An Environment Agency fisheries officer estimated that a minimum 1550 fish had died, including perch, roach and carp. Thames Water were interviewed under caution on 27 March 2012 and were not clear why they did not make sufficient efforts to contain the pollution in the days immediately following the pipe burst. Subsequently they have stated that they did not want to take heavy machinery onto the field. Read More
The Angling Trust, along with Thames Anglers Conservancy(TAC), are calling on all anglers and angling clubs in London and the South-East to speak out in favour of plans to clean up the tidal Thames through the construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
An application to build the tunnel has finally been submitted and the public have until May 28th to register as ‘interested parties’ – this the only way that the Planning Inspectorate can now hear views and opinions. The Thames Tideway Tunnel which will intercept 34 of the worst polluting Combined Sewer Overflows and help put an end to the scandal of 39 million tonnes of untreated sewage polluting both the tidal river and the estuary. Read More
This month the Angling Trust begins an ambitious four year programme of work to get more people fishing and need the support of fisheries, clubs, coaches and volunteers to help make this a success. Read More
Plans to harness the power of Marlow weir to create electricity for 400 to 600 homes have been lambasted by a group representing 2,000 anglers.
Thames Valley Angling Association has blasted the 'hideous' proposal for hydro-power on the River Thames beauty spot.It also claims that the so called Archimedes screws will raise the prospect of dangerous flooding and could harm wildlife in the river. South-East Power Engineering have been granted the right to develop the proposal, with meetings taking place this month with affected parties.