Martin Salter: Two Years On – Are we now ‘fit to frack’?

The Angling Trust is part of a coalition of countryside and nature conservation organisations that came together two years ago to assess the potential risks of fracking to the UK’s natural environment, landscapes and climate.... Full story

The Inside Angle

What does the EU referendum result mean for fish and...

Angling Trust Midlands Fisheries Forum (East) July 19th 2016

In association with the Environment Agency at the Holiday Inn,...

'Deola's Pond' by Altamash Kabir wins FM 2016 Writing Competition

The brief given to each of our esteemed judges was...

Action against illegal fishing falls after cuts at enforcement agency

Data released to Greenpeace in response to FoI requests show...

'Zen 2' and the Art of Bass Fishing in Cornwall

'13' is the magic number if you fish for bass...

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Angling Trust backs Goring Hydropower protest on famous Thames Weirpool

The national representative body for angling, the Angling Trust, has this week put its weight behind the legal challenge mounted by Goring Parish Council against South Oxfordshire District Council planners in a judicial review which is seeking to overturn the planning permission recently granted for a hydro-power scheme on Goring Weir.... Full story

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FM fish-in Saturday July 23rd 2016

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Had I foregone my participation in the FM fish-in near Ross on Wye last Saturday I could now be reporting the day’s events along with a few nice fishy-fotos, but I just had to fish didn’t I?... Full story

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Elevated Carping

It was this morning, our first proper, sizzling summer morning that I took the horn by the balls and ventured into the Welsh hills to investigate a patch of Ordnance Survey blue.... Full story

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Dozens of dead fish and birds found in Wivenhoe, Essex, waterway.

Furious residents say the ponds and lakes off Rectory Hill are being polluted, with the animals left with devastating injuries. The issue has seen a bright orange gunge appear in the water, which runs into the River Colne. Chris Coase, of Rectory Hill, said his lake has been affected since last March. He said: “It looks like tomato soup. The colour comes from the amount of iron in the water. But it is what else is in there which is worrying” ... Full story

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Sixty thousand rainbow trout have escaped into the Hampshire Avon

An estimated 60,000 rainbow trout are believed to have escaped from a fish farm and made it into a nearby river.... Full story

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MarkG's 'Fishing Magic' - Boyhood Memories of Deal

Many years ago I moved to Deal, a small seaside town on the east coast of Kent. It has one of the best fishing piers in the land with some features specifically designed with angling in mind. Having moved from the suburbs of London where I grew up this was a whole new world and, for me, an education in fishing: from little roach and bleak out of the Thames to something unimaginable back then - and much else besides.... Full story

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The Chub Whisperer by Charlie Benton

We’re all aware of those rare individuals who have an affinity with dogs and horses but I knew a fella who had an uncanny understanding of chub.... Full story

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The Christchurch Crystal

Simon Pettit had never lived up to the mild, thoughtful persona one might expect from one so named: ‘Simon’ had religious connotations while ‘Pettit’ was suggestive of shyness and diffidence, of a self-effacing individual at home with a reference book, a mug of tea and a chocolate hob-nob. ... Full story

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Martin Salter: Two Years On – Are we now ‘fit to frack’?

The Angling Trust is part of a coalition of countryside and nature conservation organisations that came together two years ago to assess the potential risks of fracking to the UK’s natural environment, landscapes and climate.... Full story

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Prince Harry casts his net

Prince Harry tried his hand at fishing as he visited Wigan-based Cast North West as part of a tour promoting sport as a means for social development. ... Full story

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Floater Fishing: The 12 ft Paternoster.

The heaviest carp I have caught to date went 27lb 6oz and was taken with enormous satisfaction on the simplest rig. We all will have seen various versions of what is shown and described here but, as far as I’m aware, it’s never been popularized pictorially or in print. Certainly, I was very pleased with what I saw as my originality at the time.... Full story

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Temporary Shutdown

Fishing Magic will be off the cyber-waves for approximately 5 hours tomorrow Wednesday July 6th, 09.00 - 14.00 hrs approx.

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The Art of Angling

Or I should say “art in angling”? I thought the title might stifle a few yawns. If you have got this far you can yawn now, but you never know - you might find something interesting.... Full story

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July 2016 Laguna Baits Prize Photo-Caption Competition

Ok, so it's a day early...more time to think of a line for this cracker.... Full story

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Brexit - What Are The Implications For The Environment?

Could Brexit "... provide us with an astonishing chance to examine our whole suite of environmental funding and designation mechanisms for fitness for purpose, and perhaps enhance or revise them with even better approaches for the future." Read Theo Pike's latest blog to see what other conclusions he reaches.... Full story

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Angling Trust / Fish Legal: a round-up of recent events and initiatives.

Do have a scroll-down for news of Angling Trust recent activities, job vacancies and special offers.... Full story

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A few words from Martin Salter....

FM has sought the view of a number of respected anglers and angling advocates; here are a few lines from Martin Salter of the Angling Trust. Thank you, Martin, for your comment as such short notice.... Full story

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