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First ‘TideFest’ Match proves a great success

The first annual ‘Tidefest’ match took place at Strand on the Green near Kew bridge on Sunday 28th Septmber. The match, ┬ápart of a wider event on World Rivers Day, attracted 30 anglers to fish the challenging tidal┬áThames. Dawn at … Continue reading

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Tidefest – Thames Tideway Angling Competition

The Angling Trust and Thames Angler’s Conservancy are pleased to announce the establishment of an annual angling competition to take place as part of the new TideFest event in London, which this year coincides with World Rivers Day on September 28th. … Continue reading

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Martin Salter – Looking back on a good year

Martin Salter looks back at his year with the Angling Trust, some remarkable fishing trips and more. Fighting For Fishing Blog

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Anglers and wildlife groups celebrate damning verdict on the Severn Barrage

Anglers and wildlife groups are celebrating the damning verdict of the influential House of Commons Energy & Climate Change Committee on Hafren Power’s proposals for an 18 km concrete barrage across the Severn Estuary which could have seen the end … Continue reading

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Proposed Barrage across the Severn Estuary ‘could be absolutely devastating’

A Proposal to build a Barrage across the Severn Estuary 'could be absolutely devastating', MPs have heard. The Angling Trust, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) and RSPB told the House of Commons Energy & Climate Committee they all supported tidal … Continue reading

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Chalkstream Charter to follow summit in Hampshire

Over 100 of the top figures in English fly-fishing packed into a special summit called to discuss the plight of our chalkstreams at the Grosvenor Hotel in Stockbridge this week. Of these unique rivers, 85% are situated in England and … Continue reading

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Thames Hydropower and Invasive Species on the agenda as MP meets Angling Groups

Last week, as well as welcoming the re-appointment of Richard Benyon as Fisheries Minister, the Angling Trust reached out across the political divide and organised a briefing for the new Minister for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Tom Harris. … Continue reading

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Angling Trust welcomes Benyon back but reminds new Environment Secretary of pre-election promises

Following the Government's reshuffle earlier this week the Angling Trust has welcomed the re-appointment of Richard Benyon as Fisheries Minister but reminded his boss Owen Paterson, the new Secretary of State for Environment, of his pledge to limit commercial over … Continue reading

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Angling Trust calls for restrictions on water users as drought zone spreads

Reacting to news today that the Environment Agency has declared a further 17 counties as 'drought zones', the Angling Trust is calling on more water companies to act responsibly and introduce water use restrictions now. Companies have the power to … Continue reading

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Angling Trust and Angling Development Board Merger Completed

The Angling Development Board (ADB) has today become part of the Angling Trust following a merger of the two organisations, their assets and staff, to create a single representative and national governing body for the sport of angling in England … Continue reading

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