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New Appointments at Angling Trust


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The Angling Trust Board of Directors has formally approved the appointment of Roger Furniss as a Vice President and Sarah Collins as a Director of the Angling Trust.

Roger Furniss’s appointment as a Vice-President is in recognition of the huge amount of voluntary work he did to help create the Angling Trust as a united organisation for all anglers in 2009.  Roger was a founding board member of the Angling Trust and gave several years’ dedicated service to the Board and as the Chairman of Fish Legal.

After retiring as a Director, he has continued to work closely with the Angling Trust & Fish Legal in his role as Secretary of the South West Rivers Association.  He volunteered many weeks of his time serving on the hydropower working group to help make the Environment Agency’s good practice guidelines protect fish and fishing more effectively.  He continues to contribute significantly to Angling Trust & Fish Legal campaigns on canoeing, hydropower, estuary netting and the Water Framework Directive.

Sarah Collins is the Chief Executive of Get Hooked on Fishing (GHOF) and successfully applied for the voluntary role of Chair of the Angling Development Advisory Committee following the retirement of David Moore, which also involves serving on the Angling Trust Board as a Director.  Sarah brings a wealth of experience in education, safeguarding young people and angling participation to the Angling Trust from her role at GHOF and formerly as a head teacher in Yorkshire.

George Stephenson, Chairman of the Angling Trust said: “On behalf of the Angling Trust board I would like to thank Roger Furniss for all the sterling work that he has done for the benefit of fish and fishing at a national and regional level in a voluntary capacity.  The post of Vice-President is reserved only for people who have made an outstanding contribution to the organisation, amongst the thousands of volunteers who are involved in our operations.”

He continued: “I am delighted that Sarah Collins is joining the Board of Directors.  She offers not only great expertise in angling development, but also boundless enthusiasm, energy and commitment to the continued growth of the Angling Trust as the unified representative and governing body for angling in England.”

Notes to Editors

1. Contact: or 07973 468198.

2. Photos are available of both Roger and Sarah.  Please contact Mark Lloyd for these.

3. The Angling Trust is the representative organisation and national governing body for anglers in England.  It was formed in 2009 and has since incorporated 11 angling organisations to form a united organisation for all anglers.  It is united in a collaborative relationship with Fish Legal, a separate membership association using the law to protect fish stocks and the rights of its members throughout the UK.  Joint membership packages with Fish Legal are available for individuals, clubs, fisheries and other categories.

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