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The Angling Trust is a representative body for all anglers in England and Wales

From coarse and carp angling, to sea and game fishing, the Angling Trust brings together all branches of the sport with a strong, unified voice. No matter whether you fish for fun or competition, for wellbeing or a love of the outdoors, we are here for you! We are passionate about angling and the huge positives it brings to individuals, communities and businesses.

For fish. For fishing. For good.

From getting more people on the bank through our Get Fishing team, to campaigning to protect fish stocks and the environment, our core aim is to support angling and anglers everywhere. By becoming an Angling Trust Member, you are helping us in our mission to build a brighter future for the sport and to promote the amazing benefits it brings us.

From fighting pollution to flagship angling events

Our track record of success ranges from better protection of fish and fisheries with our Enforcement team, to the landmark wins of Fish Legal against polluters and others who threaten fisheries. We are recognised by Sport England as the National Governing Body for the Sport in England and promote active lifestyles and maintaining a regular angling habit. The Angling Trust deliver the Fishing In Wales programme in partnership with NRW and Visit Wales. We also run a wide range of fishing competitions at all levels, whilst providing member clubs and fisheries with free advice and support, among other benefits.

Join us today, to help build a brighter future and protect the sport you love! Whether you are an individual or an angling club, membership brings a wide range of benefits, from free expert advice to bait and fishing tackle discounts!

 

Angling Support Hub and Fishing Buzz

Guidance and support during the Covid-19 epidemic

Now that we are back fishing again, we are regularly updating our guidelines to anglers, clubs, fisheries, coaches and other angling organisations to ensure fishing complies with the latest Government guidance during the Covid-19 epidemic.

We have also continued to add to our Fishing Buzz website with new articles, videos, hints and tips to keep you going in between fishing trips.

For more information please click on the links below:

 

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UPCOMING COMPETITIONS AND EVENTS

2020-08-12
Members only

Fish O Mania – Heronbrook Fisheries Q2

To every match angler the Fish O Mania competition is one of the biggest in match fishing. With 20 qualifying rounds available, competitors will…
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2020-08-12
Open to all

Fish O Mania – Heronbrook Fisheries Q2 POOLS PAYMENT ONLY

This is a pools payment for the Heronbrook Fisheries Q2 match.
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2020-08-15
Open to all

RiverFest – River Trent, Newark Dyke Q2 POOLS PAYMENT ONLY

This is a pools payment for the River Trent, Newark Dyke 2 match.
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2020-08-15
Members only

RiverFest – River Trent, Newark Dyke Q2

The biggest and best river competition in the UK is back for 2020! The 24 qualifying matches will see anglers competing for a shot…
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2020-08-16
Open to all

RiverFest – River Yare, Langley POOLS PAYMENT ONLY

This is a pools payment for the River Yare match.
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2020-08-16
Members only

RiverFest – River Yare, Langley

The biggest and best river competition in the UK is back for 2020! The 24 qualifying matches will see anglers competing for a shot…
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LATEST NEWS AND CAMPAIGNS

News
10 August 2020

Tributes to Angling Trust co-founder Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith ‘one of the giants of river conservation’

Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith, one of our founding members, the first Chairman of the Angling Trust and not…
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Competitions
10 August 2020

Southgate soars into Fisho Final

Monks lakes hosted it’s second and the twentieth round of FishOMania qualification this weekend in s…
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Competitions
07 August 2020

FishOMania to be staged behind closed doors

In line with current government guidance around spectators at sports events, this year’s FishOMania…
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Fish Legal
07 August 2020

Tragic pollution on Llynfi puts club’s work to waste.

Fish Legal is currently advising members Gwent Angling Society in respect of a major pollution to hi…
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Male and coach coarse fishing at a Get Fishing beginner angling event
Get Fishing News
06 August 2020

Do our survey on fishing and wellbeing post-lockdown – have a chance to win £100!

We’d like to identify any positive impact on wellbeing that angling has provided since lockdow…
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Fly Fishing Angling Trust
Campaigns
06 August 2020

What’s the rush, Minister? Decision that beavers can stay on River Otter taken too early.

Rebecca Pow, the Environment Minister, has today (6th August 2020) announced that beavers on the Riv…
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Mat Woods carp fishing with friend Bjorn
Get Fishing News
05 August 2020

7 Top Tips to Take a Friend Fishing

Take a Friend Fishing runs from 14th August to 4th October 2020 – that means that during the e…
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Get Fishing News
05 August 2020

Lockdown and fishing – has angling had a positive impact on your mental health?

We’re looking for stories from you that highlight the positive impact on mental health that an…
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Consultatives and River Associates Membership
Campaigns
05 August 2020

Angling Trust calls for well-resourced enforcement and monitoring in response to Defra’s consultation on the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS)

For over forty years, the EU Commons Agricultural Policy (CAP) has directed how land is farmed and m…
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