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The Angling Trust

We are a not for profit organisation, representing anglers, fighting for fish, fishing and the environment.

We are recognised by the Government as the National Governing Body for angling in England and partner with Visit Wales and NRW to promote Fishing in Wales.

We are a member-based organisation made up of anglers of all disciplines providing a united front to represent, grow and protect our sport.

Help protect our waterways

By becoming a member of the Angling Trust you are helping to protect the waterways you fish in and the fish which live within them, ensuring their health and protection for future generations. JOIN US TODAY

Help grow our sport

By joining, you help us to invest in participation initiatives to introduce more people to fishing. Did you know in 2019-20 we helped 37,000 people try fishing for the first-time? JOIN US TODAY

Enjoy world class competitions

Whether you compete in coarse, game or sea matches, on commercial or natural venues, locally, nationally or internationally, as a member of the Angling Trust you have access to Britain’s biggest and best competitions programme. JOIN US TODAY

Receive great member benefits

Become a member of the Angling Trust and receive exclusive discounts on products and services from companies including CC Moore, Farlows, Sportfish, Aptus Tackle and Pallatrax Baits.  Save money on day tickets up and down the country with our 10% Club and relax in the knowledge that your angling activities are covered with our £10m public liability and personal accident insurance.  JOIN US TODAY

OUR PARTNERS

The Angling Trust's work is supported by our Trade Associate Members

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UPCOMING COMPETITIONS AND EVENTS

17 December 2022
Bishops Bowl Fishery, Warwickshire
Open to all

Bishops Bowl Fishery – Saturday 17th December – Non-Member Ticket

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17 December 2022
Bishops Bowl Fishery, Warwickshire
Members only

Bishops Bowl Fishery – Saturday 17th December – Member Ticket

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18 December 2022
Messingham Sands Fishery, Butterwick Road, Messingham, Scunthorpe
Members only

Messingham Sands – Sunday 18th December – Member Ticket

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18 December 2022
Messingham Sands Fishery, Butterwick Road, Messingham, Scunthorpe
Open to all

Messingham Sands – Sunday 18th December – Non-Member Ticket

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14 January 2023
Broom Farm Estate, Annan DG12 5PF
Members only

Broom Fisheries – Saturday 14th January – Member Ticket

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14 January 2023
Broom Farm Estate, Annan DG12 5PF
Open to all

Broom Fisheries – Saturday 14th January – Non-Member Ticket

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LATEST NEWS AND CAMPAIGNS

Competitions
02 December 2022

TEAM ENGLAND U15 TALENT PATHWAY LAUNCHES

TEAM ENGLAND U15 TALENT PATHWAY LAUNCHES The hunt is on to find the country’s best young anglers to…
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News
01 December 2022

Five sea fish ratified as record catches

The BRFC met at Fishmongers’ Hall, London Bridge, on 17th November 2021 Present were: Mike Heylin OB…
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Campaigns
30 November 2022

Angling Trust’s call for water companies’ fines to be invested in the environment accepted by the government

The government has announced that fines handed out to water companies for polluting our rivers will…
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Competitions
29 November 2022

Angling stalwart David Kent receives British Empire Medal

  Angling Trust stalwart David Kent has this week received a British Empire Medal for his servi…
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Anglers Against Litter
28 November 2022

Angling Trust smash target to sign up 50 angling clubs for litter clean ups

An Angling Trust initiative to sign up 50 angling clubs to take part in litter collections has reach…
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Competitions
28 November 2022

TEAM ENGLAND U25 APPLICATIONS OPEN

  COULD YOU FISH FOR ENGLAND UNDER 25s IN 2023? Angling Trust England Under 25 team manager Mark Dow…
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Competitions
28 November 2022

Angling Trust 2022 National Coarse Competitions Overview

Angling Trust 2022 National Coarse Competitions Overview   Following our recent AGM, Angling Tr…
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Campaigns
25 November 2022

Chalk Stream Restoration Strategy: one year on, there’s good news and bad news

October 2021 saw the publication of the Chalk Stream Restoration Strategy.  This comprehensive repor…
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Get Fishing | Mental health service users fish at Boggart Hole Clough, in Greater Manchester, with the aid of staff and occupational therapists. The NHS has teamed up with a fishing social group Tackling Minds to offer fishing to people with anxiety and depression. NHS Northern Care Alliance has become the first hospital trust in the UK to offer this scheme, Pictured in Greater Manchester, April 20 2021.
Get Fishing News
24 November 2022

Fishing could ease severe mental health issues – new survey indicates anglers less likely to self-harm, report anxiety or attempt suicide

A new survey of UK adults suggests that recreational fishing could help people suffering serious men…
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Fishing in Wales

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