Environment Agency

Multiple Rod Licencing - Is it Time for a Change?

The Angling Trust has begun discussions with the Environment Agency on the controversial issue of the coarse angling licence for the use of multiple rods. ... Full story

Schools Urged to Give Fishing a Go!

The EA and the ATr are urging schools to offer their students the chance to get into angling. ... Full story

EA Blitz on Rod Licence Cheats

Environment Agency enforcement teams continue clamping down on rod licence cheats, notching up more than 13,000 licence checks across England in May. ... Full story

Buy a Licence or be 'Named and Shamed'

If you are prosecuted for fishing without a rod licence you now risk being named and shamed. ... Full story

Scale Sampling Session

A number of keen anglers took part in an EA hosted fish scale sampling event last weekend. ... Full story

Yorkshire Anglers Warned to Obey the Law

Anglers in Yorkshire are being reminded to ensure they abide by national and local byelaws as enforcement officers clamp down on illegal fishing. ... Full story

North East Anglers Under the EA Spotlight

Anglers in the North East of England are being reminded to obey the law after Environment Agency enforcement officers caught 34 people fishing illegally over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. ... Full story

Rod Licence Fees Not Being Spent ‘As the law requires’

More than one-and-a-quarter million anglers in England paying £22 million a year for fishing rod licences are being short changed because the money is not being spent to maintain and develop freshwater fisheries, as the law requires. ... Full story

Fisheries Enforcement Workshops - Now Booking!

Learn about angling law, the role of bailiffs and see examples of illegal fishing methods. ... Full story

Is the EA Fit for Purpose?

Fish Legal has questioned whether the EA is ‘fit for purpose’ as, despite evidence of significant fish mortalities and environmental offences being committed, they decided NOT to prosecute a polluter... ... Full story

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