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
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The Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s, Justin King CBE, has written to the Angling Trust admitting that jellied eels sold in his supermarkets are not in fact from the British Isles, as they were marketed, but are in fact from New Zealand.
He was responding to a challenge by the Angling Trust, who had been informed by the National Anguilla Club that jellied eels were being sold in Sainsbury’s under a large sign saying “from sustainable sources from around the British Isles”.
The National Anguilla Club is asking predator anglers to cease using eels as bait, and choose sustainable alternatives instead.
The European Eel (Anguilla anguilla) is officially listed BY CITIES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) as a critically endangered species with stock levels believed to be as low as 5% of average levels in the 1970's & Eels are now protected by law.
Anglers across the Thames region can now get live temperature and clarity information thanks to a new free service from the Environment Agency in association with the Thames Anglers Conservancy and Thames Valley Angling Association.
Angling and conservation groups have expressed alarm at the continued delay in properly regulating the use of hydropower turbines on English rivers despite admissions that the current guidelines for hydropower schemes were 'not fit for purpose' and risked long-term environmental damage to fish and other ecology. Read More