Angling Trust Angling Club Member Benefits
Discounts on recycled fishing pegs and walkways, aquaculture equipment and fishery consultancy - see info on right hand side of this page.
The Angling Trust wants to help clubs survive and thrive. From small syndicates of five friends to clubs with thousands of members and full time staff, they have always been the backbone of angling. Clubs allow juniors a safe environment to learn to fish, make expensive fishing affordable, provide a way for anglers to meet and become friends, run matches, look after the environment, establish and develop fisheries and help make sure that anglers are fishing legally and carefully. As the representative body for all angling in England, we are working with angling clubs to help them perform these roles and we want to support your club in every way we can.
The importance of angling clubs has been ignored for too long. Therefore the Angling Trust promotes angling clubs to government, funders, the Environment Agency and, most importantly, to anglers. The Angling Trust also provides clubs with a range of benefits, some of these are listed below:
As the single organisation for all angling, we have negotiated excellent cover at heavily discounted rates from one of the leading providers of sports insurance in the country, Jelf Insurance Brokers Ltd. The insurance policy is underwritten by Hiscox, one of the most reputable and customer-friendly underwriters in the industry with a reputation for paying claims rapidly and without unreasonable queries.
Angling Trust Club and Syndicate members automatically receive the following insurance cover:
- Public & Products Liability up to £10 million
- Employers' Liability up to £10 million
- Professional Indemnity up to £10 million
- Management & Trustees' Liability up to £5 million
Legal Protection and Advice from Fish Legal
If your club would like to benefit from the advice and legal package delivered by the Fish Legal team of expert environmental and angling solicitors, you will need to pay a subscription to Fish Legal in addition to your subscription to the Angling Trust. Please visit Fish Legal for more details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trust send regular email news and briefings – for example on pollution, canoeing, child protection and how to access funding – to club officials. We will keep you informed of news as it happens with regular e-mail bulletins and a magazine twice a year so that you are the first to know about what the Angling Trust has been doing for you and your club and all the latest news from the world of fishing. Please ensure that your club has provided us with an email address when it joined the Angling Trust and keep us informed by emailing us with any changes of your contact details so that we can stay in touch by email or post.
The Angling Trust website has become one of the main destinations for all anglers who want to find out about how we protect their sport, coaching and qualifications, our legal and environmental campaigns and the latest angling news. We will, with your permission, list your club and its contact details, including your website address, on the Angling Trust's Find a Club online mapping tool so that anglers can find a club which is accepting members or selling day tickets near to where they live or go on holiday. This will help your club build its membership, sell day tickets and increase participation. Environment Agency research has shown that many more people would go fishing if they knew where to go. Your club will also get an enhanced listing on our website www.fishinginfo.co.uk
The Angling Trust campaigns on behalf of all its members. If your club is facing a problem with poaching, pollution or over-abstraction, we will help you fight for action to be taken at a local level. If we get reports of similar problems elsewhere, we will take the issue up at a national level. This work will be funded by member subscriptions and fundraising from external sources. We will also fight your corner at a local and national scale on angling issues such as poaching and unlawful navigation and in Europe on matters such as cormorants, over abstraction and water quality. These issues should be raised at Angling Trust Regional Forum meetings, by contacting our Regions Coordinator John Cheyne or your local Angling Trust Regional Officer.
The Angling Trust manages all the national and international competitions and clubs must be members of the Angling Trust to take part. We have secured sponsorship and other support for competitions. We publicise matches and make sure that our success at international level is promoted much more widely. We make sure that anglers who want to fish competitively can take part in well-run, sponsored matches and run a Talent Pathway to feed new competitive anglers into the route to national competition level fishing. For more information on our Talent Pathway project click HERE.
Fishery Consultancy Assistance
Bruno Broughton is an independent, highly experienced fisheries management consultant. Through this advisory work spanning 26 years he has undertaken assignments for more than 1,700 clients throughout the UK and western Europe, mostly on the creation, development and management of fisheries. His clients range from individual owners and farmers, angling clubs & syndicates of all sizes, commercial fisheries, planners and architects, local authorities, Government departments and multi-national companies. Bruno is actively involved in various carp-rearing joint projects with some of his clients while they establish carp farms. He also has significant experience of securing grant-aid and other funding for fisheries projects. Clubs get 15% off Bruno's consultancy services. Contact him HERE.
Coaching has an important part to play in the development of the sport of angling. Providing angling tuition within your club can have immediate benefits in terms of membership, fish welfare and conservation. The Angling Trust provides clubs with access to UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) endorsed coaching qualifications. It is recommended that all large clubs have at least one coach who holds a recognised Level 2 angling coaching qualification. Opportunities for continued professional development are an integral part of angling’s commitment to the UK Coaching Framework working.
A wide range of grants are available for angling clubs and syndicates to increase participation and carry out conservation work. The Angling Trust can advise you on specific types of grants that are available and provide guidance on the application process. Please contact our Regions Coordinator John Cheyne or your local Regional Officer.
DBS Checks for Club Officials
Club bailiffs and coaches should be DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly known as CRB) checked to enable them to work with young and vulnerable people. For further information about DBS checks please contact David Compton at email@example.com Please note there will be a charge for each application of around £20.
Fishmark for Angling
Fishmark for Angling is an accreditation scheme (a sports "kite mark") run by the Angling Trust that sets out the standards for running a quality angling club in this country. By achieving Fishmark accreditation, a club demonstrates that it is not only well run and managed but also that it takes seriously issues such as child protection, health and safety, and equal opportunities. The Angling Trust can help your club achieve this standard. Fishmark accreditation offers assurances to parents and guardians that their children belong to a safe and well-managed club, that offers quality junior coaching sessions and competition. Increasingly, local authorities and funding agencies will only support accredited clubs. The Angling Trust has also prepared a number of key documents including Child Protection and Equity Policies which all club members of Angling Trust will be able to use. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Fishmark for clubs.
The Angling Trust’s ‘Introduction to Angling & the Environment’ award has been accredited as a vocational qualification by Open College Network. Many angling clubs and schools around the country have already delivered this new course for coarse angling. This course will introduce junior members to your club. The Angling Trust will also continue to develop this qualification for game and sea angling. Please contact email@example.com for more information about the award.
Volunteer Management and Awards
The Angling Trust can provide guidance and support – as well as qualifications – to volunteers working for your club. This will help you recruit, retain and train volunteers to help you run the club. Please contact our Head of Participation Clive Copeland or your local Regional Officer.
Contact: Angling Trust Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow Street, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8DQ
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