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30.01.18  Mixed reaction from anglers as Environment Agency announces new rules for salmon and sea trout fishing

The Environment Agency’s announcement of measures to regulate salmon and sea trout angling and commercial netting in England has met with a mixed response from the nearly 30,000 anglers who buy a migratory fish rod licence each year.


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29.01.18  New Animal Welfare Bill could pose threat to angling by ‘opening the door to animal rights extremists’ The Angling Trust has written to Environment Secretary Michael Gove to express serious concerns over possible consequences for angling as a result of the government’s Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill.

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26.01.18  Natural Resources Wales Board Ignores 83% Consultation Response and Supports Mandatory Catch and Release of Salmon Anglers reacted in dismay when the Board of Natural Resources Wales supported its executive’s proposals for imposition of mandatory 100% catch and release for salmon anglers throughout Wales at a meeting on January 18th. The Board will now recommend to Welsh Government that this is implemented with effect from the 2018 fishing season, ignoring the 83% of respondents to the public consultation who did not agree with the catch and release proposals.

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03.01.18  Former world champion receives national honour for inspiring young anglers to become England stars Chris Clark, a former world champion sea angler who has inspired hundreds of young anglers to aim for glory, has been recognised with a national honour.

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