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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 the waters we fish

By becoming a member of the Angling Trust you are helping to protect the waters 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


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


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03 March 2024
Lower Itchen Fishery, Gaters Mill, West End, Southampton SO18 3HW
Members only
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SEFFF Qualifier – Lower Itchen – Sunday 3rd March 2024

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17 March 2024
Open to all
20 Tickets Remaining

Angling Trust TroutFest – Chatton Fishery – Sunday 17th March 2024

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24 March 2024
Chatton Trout Fishery, Alnwick, NE66 5RA
Members only
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AT TEFF Bank National – Chatton Trout Fishery – Sunday 24th March 2024

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30 March 2024
Tunnel Barn Farm Fishery, Shrewley Common, Shrewley, Warwickshire, CV35 7AN
Members only
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FishOMania – Tunnel Barn Farm 1 – Saturday 30th March 2024

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31 March 2024
Open to all
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Angling Trust TroutFest – Elinor Trout Fishery – 31st March 2024

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03 April 2024
The Boldings, Astley Abbotts, Bridgnorth WV16 4SS
Members only
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FishOMania – Boldings Pools – Wednesday 3rd April 2024

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20 February 2024

Angling clubs come together to give the Kennet a fishing future

DEFRA Minister Richard Benyon officially opened a groundbreaking new coarse fish hatchery which loca…
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Angling Trust
13 February 2024

TV star Jim Murray becomes Angling Trust Ambassador

Actor Jim Murray, founder of conservation group Activist Anglers, has accepted an invitation to beco…
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Anglers Against Pollution
13 February 2024

Urgent answers sought from DEFRA and Environment Agency to address concerns over River Test sewage pollution

UPDATE: In response to our press release, Natural England has immediately confirmed to the Angling T…
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09 February 2024

Success! Devon & Severn IFCA Officers recommend B&PSC members REJECT Salcombe Estuary netting proposals 

Ahead of the meeting of the Byelaws and Permits Sub-Committee (B&PSC) members on 22nd February,…
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Get Fishing News
08 February 2024

Fishing gives me focus, time to think and soak in my surroundings. I absolutely love it! – Lexie Groves, 14 and her angling pathway to Team England

Lexie Groves has been fishing since she was 9 years old. The last three years Lexie had a string of…
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08 February 2024

Anglers successfully fight against an increase in commercial landings of undulate ray

During the last quarter of 2023, the MMO considered increasing the commercial per-trip catch limit o…
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Anglers Against Pollution
06 February 2024

Water quality annual report sparks surge in media interest

The Angling Trust’s first annual report into the state of England’s rivers has received widesp…
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Angling Trust
02 February 2024

Record listing for Wels catfish reinstated

The British Record (rod-caught) Fish Committee (BRFC) agreed in principle at its last meeting on 9th…
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31 January 2024

Angling Trust welcomes restriction of destructive bottom-towed fishing in 13 Marine Protected Areas & closure of North Sea sandeel fishery

Damaging commercial fishing will be restricted in thirteen marine protected areas (MPAs) the governm…
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Fishing in Wales

Get the most out of Fishing In Wales, essential information for coarse, game and sea angling – plus online booking!

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