News headlines May 13
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...
Cold but otherwise perfect conditions greeted the 100 competitors to the first Southern semi final of the Angling Trust Winter League at Gold Valley Lakes, Aldershot on Saturday 2nd March 2013.
The Van Der Eyde European Feeder Friendly International will be taking place again this year on 6th-7th April in Holland on the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal.