News headlines Jan 09 - Feb 09
Anglers who have fished Foremark Reservoir in Derbyshire for a generation were hanging their heads in despair last night after a meeting with Severn Trent Water’s health & safety officials who confirmed that two thirds of the reservoir is to be closed for angling due to concerns about health and safety of the public, the anglers themselves and the structural integrity of the dam wall.
Former tackle dealer Joe Dumpleton – known to many across the country for regularly running a tackle stand at nationals and the John Smiths – has died.
The Angling Trust is currently advertising two new jobs, both to start as soon as possible. The closing date for applications for both roles is 5pm on 11 February 2009.
Businesses, politicians and tourist bodies are being urged to join forces with Britain’s four million anglers to resist an attempt by Brussels bureaucrats to subject recreational sea anglers to onerous regulations.
The Angling Trust is giving Anglers with Disabilities the opportunity to fish for England, with the first of two selection events taking place on 8th February on the Stainforth and Keadby Canal near Kirk Bramwith, Doncaster.