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'
** STAND UP FOR THE THAMES, HELP TO STOP THE SEWAGE BY REGISTERING
DEADLINE IS THE 28TH MAY 2013**
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.
The annual coarse fish close season begins Friday 15 March across rivers, streams and drains to protect fish during their breeding season, helping to increase fish stocks and secure angling for the future.
No coarse fishing is permitted on rivers, streams and drains between 15 March to 15 June inclusive, and anyone found fishing illegally faces prosecution and a hefty fine. Read More
Project Ghillie is the multi-agency response to the growing trend of poaching, fish theft and other fishery related crime.
The Met Police Service, in partnership with the Environment Agency, Angling Trust, Cefas, Thames Water and Get Hooked on Fishing are tackling the issue. They need your help to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour on London’s rivers and canals. We need you to report anyone you see fishing illegally, stealing tackle or removing fish from the water. Read More