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Christmas Message from Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Angling Trust & Fish Legal

24.12.17

Merry Christmas(1)

2017 has been another year of great progress for the Angling Trust and Fish Legal.

We’ve won several battles to win greater protection for freshwater and marine fisheries and the freedom to fish for them.

Fish Legal has taken numerous polluters to court and recovered tens of thousands of pounds in compensation for our member clubs and fishery owners.

We have taught tens of thousands of anglers how to fish and run countless successful competitions.

We have recruited nearly 500 volunteer bailiffs to support the work of the Environment Agency’s enforcement teams.

Our partnership work with the Police goes from strength to strength and has transformed the way they deal with poaching, fish theft and other illegal activity. We have organised regional forums throughout the country to give anglers the chance to have their say.

We have advised hundreds of fisheries about how to manage predation and prevent the spread of invasive species.
                   
Although we receive some funding from the Environment Agency and Sport England for many of these activities, we remain fiercely independent and committed to representing our members’ interests fearlessly.

Our campaigning and legal work has grown substantially in scope and impact over the past nine years and it’s only possible because of the funds that you, our members, give to us through subscriptions, donations and legacies.

Thank you so much for your support and to the thousands of volunteers who give up their time as bailiffs, to serve on committees, to teach people to fish and to help organise matches.

Thank you also to our dedicated and expert staff, who work tirelessly and regularly above and beyond the call of duty.

The fish and fishing we all hold dear face countless threats at a time of political turmoil but by standing together we can protect them for the next generation and seize the many opportunities to make them better.
                 
Merry Christmas to you all and here’s to another successful year in 2018!

Contact: Angling Trust Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow Street, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8DQ
Tel: 0343 5077006 (For Membership enquiries select Option 1) |
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