Get Fishing is the Angling Trust’s campaign to get more people fishing more often. Get into fishing at hundreds of events for all ages and abilities. They are funded by the Environment Agency from fishing licence income
Beginner angling events - want to get into fishing, get back into angling, find out where to go fishing, accessible venues, who to go fishing with, tackle to use to start fishing and how to go fishing for the first time this summer at events near you
The Channel Demersal NQS FMP will be a regional plan focused on ICES divisions 7d (eastern channel) and 7e (western channel) and will cover demersal species such as red, tub and grey gurnards, cuttlefish, squid, octopus, john dory, red mullet and lesser spotted dogfish. This is your opportunity to shape fisheries management in this region for these species and share your views.
This FMP is one of 43 Fishery Management Plans to be developed under the Joint Fisheries Statement to support sustainable fisheries and deliver for coastal communities. The Channel demersal NQS FMP will be among the first of six frontrunner FMPs being developed with an aim to publish the plans at the end of 2023.
The Marine Management Organisation is currently working with stakeholders in commercial and recreational fishing, environmental organisations and other key marine bodies to understand their views, particularly on which species should be a priority, potential management changes and sustainability. Development of a plan specifically for demersal non-quota species in the Channel was highlighted as a necessary move because of concern about potential over-exploitation of some stocks and a lack of data about non-quota stocks in general.
Mon 20 Feb – 7pm-9pm – Poole – Broadstone Conservative Club
Wed 22 Feb – 7pm-9pm – Arundel – Comfort Inn
Thu 23 Feb – 7pm-9pm – Hove – Deep Sea Angling Club
Tue 7 March – 7pm-9pm – Falmouth – Chainlocker Pub
Thurs 9 March – 7pm-9pm – Looe – Venue TBC
In addition to the above sessions, the MMO are also hosting quayside sessions:
Tues 21 Feb – Rye, Hastings, Gosport, Poole
Wed 22 Feb – Portsmouth, Hastings, Selsey, Arundel
Thurs 23 Feb – Shoreham, Eastbourne, Brighton, Newhaven, Hove
Tues 7 March – Weymouth, Lyme Regis, Falmouth
Wed 8 March – Newlyn, Lyme Regis, Axmouth
Thurs 9 March – Fowey, Exmouth, Looe, Plymouth
Fri 10 March – Mevagissey, Brixham
For those unable to attend in-person, online sessions are currently planned for:
Monday 20th Feb
Wednesday 22nd Feb
Tuesday 7th March
Thursday 9th March
The Angling Trust will also be hosting a Virtual Sea Angling Forum with the Marine Management Organisation on Thursday 16th March at 7pm for engagement with the recreational sea angling community to voice their views and raise questions with the MMO directly. More information will be shared on this shortly.