About the Angling Trust
The Angling Trust is the new, single organisation to represent all game, coarse and sea anglers and angling in England and Wales. We lobby government, campaign on environmental and angling issues and run national and international competitions. We fight pollution, commercial over-fishing at sea, over-abstraction, poaching, unlawful navigation, local bans and a host of other threats to angling.
As the governing body for all angling, the Angling Trust seeks government funding to develop the sport from grass roots participation through to elite performance. We develop programmes with clubs to increase participation, particularly amongst groups who have yet to discover the joys of going fishing. We protect the rights of all anglers to do what they love most. The Angling Trust has been formed from an historic merger of six angling and conservation organisations in January 2009. The Angling Development Board merged with the Angling Trust in 2012.
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The Angling Trust campaigns for:
- Protection of angling
- Increased government and EA support for angling and fisheries
- Control of nuisance predators
Co-ordinated action on poaching and fish theft
The Angling Trust delivers:
- More quality coaches from diverse backgrounds
- Angling education programmes
- Increased opportunities to participate in angling
- National and international competitions
- Support for angling club development
The Angling Trust fights:
- Pollution, over-abstraction and litter
- Declining marine and freshwater fish stocks
- Commercial overfishing
- Habitat Degradation
- Damaging barrages, weirs and hydropower schemes
- Poaching and fish theft
- Unlawful navigation
- Spread of diseases and parasites
- Access restrictions
- Anti-angling campaigns
Contact: Angling Trust Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow Street, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8DQ
Tel: 0343 5077006 (For Membership enquiries select Option 1) |
Calls to our 0343 number are charged at the same rate as normal landline numbers.
Office hours are Mon - Thu 9.00-5.00 and Fri 4.30. Please leave a message if you call outside these hours or email us.
Angling Trust Limited is a company limited by guarantee, company number 05320350