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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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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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