Fishing has been an incredibly satisfying and enjoyable part of my life for well over 50 years. It has given me and countless others pleasure and satisfaction in all sorts of ways. Anglers need a strong, unified organisation to work on their behalf, and to ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as we know it. Nowadays, given dwindling angler numbers, ever-competition for space and access from other water sports, and the relentless assault on rivers and other waters in the form of abstraction and pollution, such an organisation is more important than ever. I urge all anglers to join and support the work of the Angling Trust.