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Angling Trust and Fish Legal launch fundraising dinner and auction to reverse the decline in the health of our rivers, lakes and wetlands


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The Angling Trust and Fish Legal are holding a black-tie fundraising dinner and online auction on the evening of 29th January 2019 at the newly-refurbished Fishmongers’ Hall in London.

The launch of the dinner event and online auction which is open to everyone, giving access to a range of auction lots to suit all budgets, will support a vital new joint initiative in 2019 between the Angling Trust, Fish Legal, leading global conservation charity WWF and The Rivers Trust to restore our freshwater ecosystems and fisheries to good health through a combination of advocacy, legal action and practical projects on the ground.

Thanks to the generosity of the Fishmongers’ Company providing the hall, food and wine free of charge, all of the proceeds from ticket sales at our fundraising dinner will be supporting the Angling Trust’s role in this new joint initiative.

Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Angling Trust explained: "Half of all aquatic species including many fish are in decline and 13% are threatened with extinction. Pollution from sewage and agriculture; over-abstraction of water; habitat damage; hydro and tidal power projects and climate change all threaten the viability of ecosystems to support abundant wildlife and fisheries, to provide drinking water and security from flooding.

"This requires a systematic change in the way we manage and protect our land and water resources. We have an unprecedented opportunity to do this through securing effective legislation and governance mechanisms as we leave the EU.”

George Stephenson, Chairman of the Angling Trust, continued: “This should be of interest to everyone but as anglers, whether we fish for barbel, salmon or roach, it is particularly concerning. We believe that by uniting all anglers behind this cause, and working with two major charities, we can achieve the fundamental policy change required to turn this around.

"There are many different ways that everyone can be involved in this – either by buying tickets to the fundraising dinner, donating an auction lot or by bidding in the auction itself.”

Guest speaker Charles Rangeley-Wilson

Charles Rangeley-Wilson

Guest speaker at the dinner will be renowned angler Charles Rangeley-Wilson.

Charles has done a great deal to publicise the virtues of angling, both in print and on television, including ‘The Accidental Angler’ on BBC2 and ‘Fish! – A Japanese Obsession’ featured on BBC 4.

We will also be joined by specialist angling auctioneer Neil Freeman from Angling Auctions.

How to get involved

Everyone can get involved in this important fundraising opportunity to protect the health of our rivers, lakes and wetlands.

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To reserve your place, you can either:

1. Send a cheque - payable to Angling Trust. Please complete the form below with the names of all those attending and return with your cheque to: Angling Trust, Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow St., Leominster, HR6 8DQ. If you don’t know all the names of your guests yet, please reserve your table now and then let us know before Tuesday 22nd January.

2. Pay by debit or credit card over the phone – please call 01568 620447 during office hours and make a debit or credit card payment over the phone to our membership team.

3. Pay online – you can register and pay online at (please note that there is an administration charge for using this service).

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Please donate whatever you can to support the auction which will be open to anyone whether they are attending or not, and we need a wide range lots to suit everyone’s budget from £5 to £50,000!

You can provide details about your auction lot here

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We need as much help as possible, so if you can’t make it or black tie is not your thing, but want to support this important project, please send donations to the address above, payable to Angling Trust – alternatively you can make your donation online at (select tickets and then choose donation).

Additional information

If you require any further information please contact us at

You can view the electronic invitation here

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.
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