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Bass

17.11.17  Bass ban sparks fury amongst sea anglers Angling groups and charter boat skippers have reacted with fury to this week’s announcement by the European Commission that it is proposing to EU ministers that sea anglers should no longer be allowed to retain a single bass caught in 2018 - and face a complete ban on catch & release bass angling for six months of the year - particularly as the Commission is proposing permitting some forms of commercial fishing.

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13.11.17  Anglers celebrate as trout fishing saved for another year at Chew Valley Lake Bristol Water has announced that it will delay a decision about the fishing it offers at its waters, which include the world-famous Chew and Blagdon, for 12 months after pressure from the Angling Trust and MPs.

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13.11.17  Good news for anglers, barbel and shad as revised design for Powick Weir gains approval A revised plan to improve fish passage at Powick Weir on the River Teme in Worcestershire has gained overwhelming approval from anglers.

Wye below Ross reduced to a trickle

07.11.17  Angling Trust and WWF welcome new controls on damaging abstractions from rivers in England and Wales The Angling Trust and WWF have cautiously welcomed Government proposals to regulate previously unlicensed water abstractions under the banner of ‘New Authorisations’ – something that the Angling Trust has pressed for over several years.

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31.10.17  Fisheries Enforcement Support Service submits nearly 130 reports in 5 months Nearly 130 reports of suspected fisheries crime, illegal fishing or other incidents have been submitted to the Environment Agency by the Angling Trust’s Fisheries Enforcement Support Service (FESS) in the past five months.

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