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News headlines Sep 14

Chief Constable Simon Prince

20.08.14  Police Chief pledges to act on fish theft "As fish poaching can happen at any time and anywhere, I agree that there needs to be a greater awareness within the police service of the legislation that can be used to combat the problem"
Simon Prince, Chief Constable of Dyfed Powys and National Lead of Rural & Wildlife Crime

Frankie Gianoncelli

18.08.14  Match angler to join the Angling Trust’s Competitions Team The Angling Trust has announced that Barnsley Blacks’ team member Frankie Gianoncelli is to move to the Competitions team within the Angling Trust. After a hugely successful year as Regional Officer for Yorkshire and Humber, Frankie will take up the new role of Talent & Competitions Officer in October 2014.

Angler with canoes

14.08.14  Anglers launch legal challenge against canoeing National Governing Bodies Following a steady increase in complaints of canoe trespass incidents from angling clubs and fishery owners, Fish Legal has sent a legal ‘letter before action’ to the British Canoe Union (BCU), Canoe Wales (CW) and Canoe England (CE) demanding that they stop publishing information suggesting that there is a general right of navigation on non-tidal waterways in England and Wales, and/or that the law relating to navigation on rivers is unclear.  There is no such general right of navigation in law and permission for access is required for people to use boats on rivers.

Junior Shore Angling Championships 2014 winners

13.08.14  Kids Rule at the 2014 Junior Sea Angling Festival in Plymouth

A party of young anglers from the West Bay SAC in Dorset joined others from Honiton and the local area to compete in this event organised jointly by the Plymouth Federation of Sea Angling Clubs and Individual Members and the Wyvern Region of the Angling Trust. The total entry was 33 and all had to contend with a brisk South Westerly breeze that blew throughout the afternoon.


water pump aerator at the Glebe fishery

11.08.14  Do I Need the Environment Agency?

This is a question regularly asked by owners of ‘commercial’ fisheries and trout fisheries, usually on private land, totally enclosed, often with no stream or outside water feed having an independent water supply. Anglers will often ask why they should buy a rod licence when they only fish ‘private’ waters. Fishery owner Roy Marlow would answer both with an emphatic YES.

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