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Booking now open for two new Fisheries Enforcement Workshops in Kent and Surrey.


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The Angling Trust is working closely with the Environment Agency, National Wildlife Crime Unit and Institute of Fisheries Management to deliver Fisheries Enforcement Workshops in all eight of our regions. Booking is now open for two new Workshops in Kent and Surrey.

The intention to to increase awareness throughout the angling community regarding the law, intelligence-led enforcement system and best practice. Delivery is by experienced enforcement professionals and also include sessions on migrant anglers and general best practice for water bailiffs.

These one-day courses are aimed at all anglers - not just fishery managers or controlling clubs - because we all need to understand the law and how the system works to protect fish and fisheries.

Angling Trust Ambassador Mick Brown attended the East of England Fisheries Enforcement Workshop and said: "This really opened my eyes, in all respects. It is easy to think that nothing is happening - but it is: there is a hard-core of very experienced and dedicated professionals working tirelessly behind the scenes to get everyone aboard and working together. I am so pleased that I attended, because I now feel much better informed and able to help. I really would urge as many anglers as possible to support the Fisheries Enforcement Campaign and attend these crucial briefings."

There are two new Workshops coming up - see booking information below.

Fisheries Enforcement Workshops at Larkfield, Kent in November

Church Farm Hall
198 New Hythe Lane
ME20 6ST

0900 – 1700 hours, Saturday 8 November 2014

Fisheries Enforcement Workshops at Mytchett, Surrey in December

Canal Centre
Mytchett Place Road
GU16 6DD

0900 – 1700 hours, Saturday 13 December 2014

These Workshops are a partnership initiative between the Angling Trust (AT), Environment Agency (EA), Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM), and National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU). The intention is to brief angling club bailiffs – ‘Water Keepers’ in law – regarding the essential law, how fisheries enforcement works, general good practice, and the bigger picture of Rural & Wildlife Crime. Delegates are advised to read the ‘Best Practice Guide for Angling Club Bailiffs’ (Available for download HERE) prior to attendance.

How to Book

Advance booking only please by calling 01568 620 447.

Cost is just £25 per head, which includes a buffet lunch (special dietary requirements should be advised).

Itinerary for each Workshop:
0900 – Registration.
0930 – Welcome & Introduction: Dilip Sarkar, AT Fisheries Enforcement Manager
0945 – The Angling Club Bailiff – Role & Best Practice: Mike Heylin OBE, AT
1030 – The Theft Act, 1968: Dilip Sarkar, AT
1100 – Coffee
1115 – How Fisheries Enforcement Works - The Intelligence-led System: Adrian Saunders, EA Fisheries Enforcement Campaign Manager
1200 – Conflict Resolution – Adrian Saunders, EA/Dilip Sarkar, AT
1245 – Lunch
1330 – Migrant Anglers & ‘Building Bridges’ : Rado Papiewski & Dilip Sarkar, AT
1415 – Risk Assessment & Health & Safety: IFM
1500 – Coffee
1515 – Nets, Lines & Traps: EA Fisheries Enforcement Officer
1600 – Wildlife Crime & the NWCU: Pete Charleston, NWCU
1630 – General Discussion
1700 – Dispersal

Download the Kent Workshop details HERE.
Download the Surrey Workshop details HERE.

Media Contact:
Dilip Sarkar MBE
Angling Trust Fisheries Enforcement Manager
Mobile: 07971 638677 Email:

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