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What does the EU referendum result mean for fish and fishing?... Full story

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...

Catch a Crucian Month June 2016

Great prizes to be won in brand new photo competition...

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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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The Inside Angle

What does the EU referendum result mean for fish and fishing?... Full story

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Tarpon: a dream accomplished.

As a kid with the fishing bug I read an article about an angler in a far off place catching tarpon. I dared to dream and promised myself that one day I would catch one. It became a lifelong ambition that never left me. When I was much older, and having caught the Florida holiday bug, I thought I might just have a chance...... Full story

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'Catch a Crucian' Photo competition: deadline July 15th

Angling Trust Campaigns Chief Martin Salter met up with Hugh Miles of Passion for Angling fame at Godalming Angling Society's record breaking Johnson's Lake to promote ‘Catch a Crucian Month’ and to record a short film urging anglers to use the last few days of the month to submit their pictures into the new photo competition. ... Full story

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'The Wader Makers': new release from Simms.

  Simms Fishing Products, the country’s only domestic wader manufacturer, shows the secret of making the best waders in the world. Simms recently released this film... Full story

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Sportfish: Tackle-Up for Bass

  A big bass on the fly is one of the ultimate challenges for the saltwater fly angler in the UK and, contrary to... Full story

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

In association with the Environment Agency at the Holiday Inn, Bostocks Lane, Sandiacre, Nottinghamshire, NG10 5NJ ... Full story

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Great Tenching

Graham Elliott’s excellent article ‘Camping for Tench’ rekindled my south-easterner’s urge to get back onto a nice big pit with deep clear water and lots of luxuriant, bright-green weed! Such a water filled my eyes, my soul and my days for 17 years, a water many will know as Johnson’s Lakes in New Hythe, Kent. ... Full story

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Flood warnings issued for River Trent tributaries in Nottinghamshire

Flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency for tributaries off the River Trent.... Full story

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Martin Salter: On The Road Again.

It feels like my feet have barely touched the ground since returning from my Australian trip in April. Once I had ploughed through the inevitable backlog of emails and got my diary into some sort of order in was clear that I was going to be on the road a fair bit over the next couple of months.... Full story

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Irish Sea diesel spill came from Larne Caterpillar factory

Caterpillar has confirmed it was responsible for the massive diesel leak along the Larne coastline at the weekend.... Full story

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Graham Elliott: Camping for Tench

Well, the day was finally here. I had bid on a 48 hour session in deepest Kent to try and catch a monster tench.... Full story

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Young fisherman highlights more pollution in Lough Erne

In the latest sewage incident to blight Lough Erne, local fishing Classic winner Jordan Hall hits out at the quantity of baby wipes and sanitary items clogging the river bed in a stretch of water near the Lakeland Forum.... Full story

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Ocean plastic pollution is like junk food for fish

Young fish like to gobble up plastic particles like it's candy, and it's killing them.... Full story

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Scotland’s dismal environmental record on salmon farming exposed at international salmon conference

Scottish Government has laxer standards on control of sea lice parasites than any other salmon farming country in the North Atlantic... Full story

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Eddie Benham: A Light Hearted Look at Bait Boats.

Let’s take a look at the years Before Bait Boats. Well, if we look back through the ages we will find that long, long ago, David slew Goliath with a slingshot, an instrument designed to propel a pebble or stone.... Full story

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A New Era for Hayward's Farm and Sportfish

    Announcing a New Era for Sportfish ReadingSportfish Reading has always been a centre of excellence for game fishing, offering an unrivalled package of... Full story

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Bite-alarming!

I can barely believe it myself but I’m old enough to have witnessed the evolution of the electric bite alarm, though I came onto the scene shortly after the commercial production of Richard Walker’s famous ‘Heron’. As a kid, the very sight of this piece of fishing-wizardry – safely encased within a glass cabinet in my local tackle store – would have me near-salivating in anticipation of owning one when I got older and, hopefully, richer – they weren’t cheap for a lad dependent on pocket-money.... Full story