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15.11.11  Korda Carp Team England - 5 year deal signed with the Angling Trust The Angling Trust is delighted to announce that it has signed a 5 year deal with Korda to sponsor Carp Team England. The deal, worth more than £100,000 in cash and business support will pay for England's best carp anglers to travel wherever the World Carp Championships are held each year, along with a strong team of journalists and TV production crew.

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14.11.11  Most hydropower schemes are a waste of taxpayers' money and damaging to the environment, says new report A new report has slammed the way in which the Environment Agency is pressing ahead with plans to allow huge, 'fish mincing' turbines to be installed on many rivers in England and Wales without adequate environmental protection, monitoring or regulation. Widespread development of hydropower could cause serious environmental damage and destroy productive fisheries. Huge amounts of public money are being wasted for precious little return in electricity generated.

Peter Brice Winner 2011 Pike Championship

11.11.11  Peter Brice takes the coveted title of The Angling Trust British Pike Final Champion 2011 The Angling Trust British Pike Final saw Peter Brice of Bicester, Oxon win the Championship title on Saturday 5th November 2011 on the 20ft River at Whittlesey AA's waters, Peterborough, Cambs. This year saw 189 anglers converge on Whittlesey Angling Association's waters to compete for the coveted winner's trophy and British Pike Championship title.

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04.11.11  Devastating Pollution on the River Crane and Formation of the Thames Tunnel Now coalition Last weekend there was a devastating pollution incident which appears to have killed most of the fish in about 10km of the River Crane in West London. This is particularly tragic because the river has been steadily restored by volunteers from a range of organisations over the past 20 years. Volunteers from the Thames Anglers Conservancy (TAC), who are very active members of the Trust, were on site as soon as they heard the news and have been investigating the causes and impacts of this incident, which raises a lot of questions. Until we have answers to those questions, we will reserve comment.

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02.11.11  Environment Agency 'Complacent' about Hydropower Regulation The Angling Trust has written to the Environment Agency demanding action after it was revealed that Settle Hydro on the River Ribble has breached its licence 238 times in just 12 months, but has not faced any enforcement action from the regulator.

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