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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:

 

Search for fishing venues, river levels, tackle shops, clubs and coaches.

 

TAKE A FRIEND FISHING

This 14th August to 4th October – use your fishing licence to get a free one-day licence & introduce someone new to fishing!

 

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS AND EVENTS

2020-09-19
HQ: Beale Park in Cafe area, RG8 9NW
Members only
Ticket Sales are Over

RiverFest – River Thames, Reading

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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2020-09-19
Shropshire Union Canal, Church Eaton, ST20 0BB
Open to all

AT & CRT Cadet & Youth Canal Championship

The AT & CRT National Junior Individual Canal Championship, sponsored by Angling Direct is organised by the Canal & River Trust, Angling Trust and…
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2020-09-19
River Thames, Reading
Open to all

RiverFest – River Thames, Reading POOLS PAYMENT ONLY

This is a pools payment for the River Thames, Reading match.
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2020-09-20
Grafham Water Fishing Lodge, West Perry, Huntingdon, PE28 0BX.
Open to all

AT Loch Style Autumn Series – Grafham Water

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2020-09-20
HQ: New Inn, Clifford Chambers, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8HR
Members only
Ticket Sales are Over

RiverFest – Warwickshire Avon, Stratford

The biggest and best river competition in the UK is back for 2020! The 24 qualifying matches will see anglers competing for a shot…
Read more
2020-09-20
Warwickshire Avon, Stratford
Open to all

RiverFest – Warwickshire Avon, Stratford POOLS PAYMENT ONLY

This is a pools payment for the Warwickshire Avon, Stratford match.
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LATEST NEWS AND CAMPAIGNS

Campaigns
17 September 2020

Latest Assessment of the State of Our Water Environment: Damning Failure of the Government and Environment Agency

After a delay of nine months, the Environment Agency have today (17th September) released the latest…
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Angling Trust
16 September 2020

Jim Glasspool: influential figure who fought to protect freshwater environment

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Jim Glasspool, who played a key role in the cre…
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Competitions
16 September 2020

England Call-Up For Talented U20s Coarse Anglers

The Angling Trust is looking for talented coarse anglers who would like to apply for the England und…
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Campaigns
16 September 2020

Humanity at a Crossroads: New UN Report Shows Failure to Meet Global Biodiversity Targets

Today [15th September 2020] the UN Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 report was published. It is the thi…
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News
15 September 2020

Government Confirms Angling Can Continue

The Cabinet Office on behalf of the Government have confirmed that despite increased restrictions on…
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Campaigns
09 September 2020

Environment Agency ignores its own experts trying to protect vital fish spawning grounds in Norfolk Broads

Angling, fishery and wildlife interests in the Norfolk Broads campaigning against the serious threat…
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Fisheries and Riparians Membership
Competitions
09 September 2020

Fishing competitions can go ahead – but please follow the guidelines

With new Covid-19 guidelines coming into force on Monday limiting gatherings to no more than six peo…
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Get Fishing - Family Fishing
Angling Trust
09 September 2020

Funding for angling participation available now

Funding for angling participation available now A new round of Environment Agency funding will suppo…
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News
07 September 2020

Thames Tidefest throws up some surprise catches in the heart of London

This year’s Thames Tidefest was another great advertisement for London’s river with some excellent a…
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