News headlines May 13
12.03.13 Drennan Team England announce new line up for the European Championship Mark Downes and Mark Addy, Joint Drennan Team England Managers, have announced their England squad to compete in this year’s 19th Coarse Angling European Championship in Novisad, Serbia on the Danube canal from 24th – 30th June.
12.03.13 Pengegon goes Fishing! A new fishing club has been established for youngsters living in the Pengegon area of Camborne by the Angling Trust with support from the Cornwall Community Foundation and the Environment Agency.
08.03.13 Operation CLAMP DOWN - targeting illegal angling during the coarse close season Between 15 March and 15 June 2013, the Angling Trust Voluntary Bailiff Service, in partnership with the Environment Agency (EA), will be running Operation CLAMP DOWN - targeting illegal angling during the coarse fishing close season. The VBS is currently a pilot project in the EA South East Region (EASE), upon which geographic area Operation CLAMP DOWN focusses.
Following an overnight drop in temperature most anglers found their pegs frozen, but luckily most had thawed an hour into the match which led to a slow start at the Angling Trust Winter League Southern semi-final held on Sunday 3rd March 2013 on the Grand Union canal, Milton Keynes.
06.03.13 CHARITY’S COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION OF RIVERS QUESTIONED Fish Legal, a not-for-profit membership association, has used a freedom of information request to reveal that the Canal & River Trust (CRT) has earmarked 45 sites on 14 rivers for commercial development of hydropower; a money-making programme which could cause great damage to fish stocks and...