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New Size Limits for Bass

There are new restrictions on the size of bass that may be legally kept by anglers and commercial fisherman. This is part of a package of measures which will include monthly limits on commercial vessels, a new minimum conservation reference size (previously known as minimum landing size) and the recreational three fish bag limit to help bass stocks recover throughout the European Union. ... Full story

Environment Agency Awards Fisheries Contract to the Angling Trust

The Environment Agency is set to award a landmark fisheries contract to the Angling Trust. This announcement follows a rigorous competitive process and is part of the continued drive towards greater partnership working leading to thriving fisheries and angling throughout England. ... Full story

Fighting for Fishing: It's All Been Rather Good!

I had a feeling that 2015 was going to be a good year. With fishing trips lined up to the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas for golden mahseer, to the beautiful west coast of Ireland for bass and pollack and later in the year to the Scilly Islands for some big, brightly coloured wrasse it wasn’t hard to see the basis for my optimism! However, the fishing has been pretty good back on the home patch and I can’t really complain about my season so far with two personal bests in the bag and some nice hauls of other favourite species. ... Full story

Carp Team England 8th Man Announced

England Carp Team Manager Rob Hughes has announced the final member of the squad that will travel out to Spain for the FIPSed Carp World Championships in October. ... Full story

Fish O Mania XXlll Winner to net £50,000

Fish O Mania will be back in 2016 with a new look and promises to be bigger and better than ever following the news that Matchroom Sport & Angling Trust are to introduce a number of changes to the format and the prize structure. ... Full story

Fishing for Votes?

They might not always do what we want them to do but it's heartening to see our MPs getting down and dirty on the riverbank. Former Parliamentarian, Martin Salter, describes a pleasant day out in Berkshire with friends. ... Full story

Fish Legal pursues compensation after “devastating” fertiliser pollution kills hundreds of fish

Fish Legal has sent a ‘letter before action’ to a farmer’s insurers claiming compensation for its member club, Grantham Angling Association (GAA). The claim relates to the farmer polluting the river Witham near Grantham in April 2012 with approximately 6,000 litres of liquid fertiliser, killing at least a thousand fish. FishingMagic will continue to flag-up The Angling Trust's and Fish Legal's involvement in these unfortunate events - do join if you're not already a member. ... Full story

New Parliament sets up a 'Voice for Angling'

MPs met with Mark Lloyd and Martin Salter of the Angling Trust in the House of Commons this week to re-establish the All Party Parliamentary Group on Angling in the new Parliament which was elected at the General Election on May 7th. The Conservative MP for Broxbourne, Herts, Charles Walker, was elected Chairman for the second time. ... Full story

The Angling Trust: Fighting For Fishing

Operation Leviathan – An important part of improving fishery protection. ... Full story

Ireland wins the Championship Title at the SALC Home International Boat Championship

Team strength in depth and international experience proved to be the key to success when Ireland powered to victory on day two in Weymouth at the annual SALC Home International Boat Angling Championship from 17th – 21st June 2015. ... Full story

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