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23.06.17  Angling Trust demands fair deal for sea anglers in new Fisheries Bill The Angling Trust has welcomed the announcement of a new Fisheries Bill in Wednesday’s Queen’s speech but has called for a 'fair deal' for recreational sea anglers to be included.

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20.06.17  Angling Trust and WWF urge MPs to press for 'long overdue' reform of water abstraction regime A cross party group of MPs, including the current Water Minister Therese Coffey, Sports Minister Tracey Crouch and former Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon, attended a chalk stream discovery day on the River Itchen to learn about problems facing all rivers and in particular the English chalk streams.

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15.06.17  New access scheme launched to get more anglers fishing on the River Thames in Reading With nearly three miles of river bank under the control of the local council in Reading, the town has one of the largest sections of free fishing available on the middle reaches of the River Thames. However, various parking restrictions have made it difficult for anglers to access the river in recent years but it is hoped that a new Thames Angling Parking Scheme will see anglers returning to the Thames when the new river fishing season starts.

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07.06.17  Manifesto for Angling receives cross party support The Angling Trust's Manifesto for Angling - published last week - has prompted strong cross party pledges from Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative parties to support angling in the next Parliament.

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01.06.17  Catch a Crucian Month 2017 launched with brand new publication Crucian enthusiasts from all over the country gathered this week at Godalming Angling Society’s famous Marsh Farm fishery to officially launch this year’s Catch a Crucian Month with the publication of a brand new online journal ‘The Crucian Chronicle.'

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