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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

2020-10-03
HQ: Marsh Farm Fishery, Station Lane, Milford, Surrey. GU8 5AE
Members only

Ladies National Championship 2020

The Ladies National Championship is an individual & team event scored by overall weight. The winner of the individual event will become the Ladies…
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2020-10-03
HQ Marsh Farm Fishery, Station Lane, Milford, Surrey. GU8 5AE
Members only

Anglers with Disabilities National Championship

This is an individual event scored by overall weight, the winner will become the National Champion of Anglers with Disabilities 2020.
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2020-10-03
HQ: Malkins Bank Golf Club, Betchton Road, Sandbach, CW11 4XN
Open to all

AT & CRT Canal Pairs – Trent & Mersey, Middlewich

The AT & CRT Canal Pairs Championship is a national competition held on canals around the country, including qualifiers in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.…
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2020-10-03
HQ: Golden Swan Pub, Wilcot, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 5NN
Open to all

AT & CRT Canal Pairs – Kennet & Avon Canal, Pewsey

The AT & CRT Canal Pairs Championship is a national competition held on canals around the country, including qualifiers in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.…
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2020-10-04
HQ: Lynn's Raven Cafe, Junction A41/A49, Prees Heath, Whitchurch, SY13 2AF
Open to all

AT & CRT Canal Pairs – Llangollen Canal, Fenns Bank (North Wales Heat)

The AT & CRT Canal Pairs Championship is a national competition held on canals around the country, including qualifiers in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.…
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2020-10-10
Packington Somers Fishery, Somers Rd, Meriden, Coventry, CV7 7PL
Open to all

Silverfish – Packington Somers – NON-MEMBERS ONLY

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LATEST NEWS AND CAMPAIGNS

Campaigns
30 September 2020

“What’s So Special About Chalk Streams?”

Chalk streams are one of England’s most unique habitats, but we are losing the qualities that make t…
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News
25 September 2020

NW Anglers asked to report and kill escaped farmed salmon

On 20th August 2020, Storm Ellen caused damage to a fish farm in the Firth of Clyde on the Scottish…
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Campaigns
25 September 2020

It’s On The Way! Fisheries Bill Enters Final Stages

It’s been a long time coming but the UK’s new fisheries legislation is entering its final stages bef…
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Blogpost
25 September 2020

What sort of Fishing Licence Do I Need ?

If you fish in freshwater in England & Wales then legally you need to have a valid fishing licen…
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News
24 September 2020

Fish parasite among top 15 invasive species most likely to invade UK in next 10 years

New research published by Centre Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) today includes Salmon fluke Gyrodactylu…
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News
22 September 2020

New partnership to control highly invasive floating pennywort choking UK’s waterways

Environment groups, government agencies and the Angling Trust are joining forces to help halt the sp…
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Angling 4 All - Sea fishing for Codling Whiting Dabs
Angling Trust
22 September 2020

Apply for part of £150,000 of National Lottery funding awarded to Angling Trust towards tackling of inequalities in sport and physical activity

Press Release From: Angling Trust For: All media The Angling Trust has been awarded £150,000 of Nati…
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News
22 September 2020

Angling remains a permitted activity

Following the Government’s announcement at 12.30pm today, the Angling Trust is pleased that th…
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Blogpost
21 September 2020

Why taking someone fishing is so important

Interpid Angling Journalist and Angling Trust member of staff Dom Garnett takes a friend fishing and…
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