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When We Fish Again: Jamie Cook asks anglers to write to MPs urging them to support our proposal


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Earlier this week, the Angling Trust launched its When We Fish Again report – a comprehensive set of phased proposals to Government aimed at getting us back on the bank as quickly and safely as possible.

Now CEO Jamie Cook has called on anglers to send a short email to their own MP asking them to back our plans to ensure fishing is at the front of the queue when the Government eases restrictions on the current Coronavirus lockdown.

To make it as easy as possible we’ve provided a message that anglers can download and send straight to their own MP. It takes less than two minutes – and it really will make a difference.

Jamie Cook said: “We’ve been delighted with the overwhelmingly positive reaction to our report to Government to resume fishing as quickly and as safely as possible. We’ve made sure every MP in the country has received a copy of the report and our next job is get them to persuade ministers to adopt our plans to get us back fishing. That’s why I’m calling on fellow anglers to help us with the next steps and urging their own MP to support our proposal.

“Our proposals outline the physical and mental wellbeing that angling can provide and we’ve demonstrated how we believe angling can resume safely in a considered and phased manner, whilst adhering to any social distancing and hygiene regulations. They are targeted at the next Government review of the lockdown restrictions being announced on May 7th, so it’s important that anglers contact their MP as soon as possible, preferably by Monday.

“Ultimately, it is the Government who will make the decision on what restrictions, if any, will be lifted and we must respect that we are part of a much bigger picture in halting the spread of this deadly virus.”


When We Fish Again video and reports

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Jamie Cook's When We Fish Again blog

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