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13.12.17  EU ministers to allow bass angling to continue as further measures announced to rebuild threatened bass stocks After two days of tough negotiations over proposals from the European Commission that could have seen bass angling banned for the first six months of the year EU Fisheries ministers have announced the final measures for 2018.

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11.12.17  Minister argues for 'more leeway' for bass anglers at House of Commons' Fishing Industry Debate Sea angling was high on the agenda in last week’s fishing industry debate in the House of Commons.

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06.12.17  Angling Trust River Maintenance Campaign Success The Angling Trust has welcomed the Environment Agency’s announcement that it will change the way that it manages river maintenance work to reduce the impact on fish and fishing.


The representative body for all angling mounted a concerted campaign about the issue last winter after it received reports from around the country of damage to trees and bankside vegetation on riverbanks and in rivers.  These reports were collated into a dossier and presented to the Agency’s senior management.  Since then, the Angling Trust has had several discussions with the Agency to try and put systems in place to prevent such widespread damage occurring in the future.

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05.12.17  Get ready for spring! Apply for a share of AIF grants for improvements at your club or fishery

£400,000 of fishing licence income is being made available to angling clubs and fisheries through the Angling Improvement Fund.


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01.12.17  British Record Fish Committee ratifies four new claims for record catches Report from the British Record (rod-caught) Fish Committee meeting at the Natural History Museum, London, on 28th November, 2017.

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