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Find a Fisheries Forum in Your Area We hold Fisheries Forums all over the country. Find out when and where your nearest Forum is being held.

Angling Trust Regions

The Angling Trust is hard at work right around the country. Here's how our regional structure works:

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Freshwater Regional Forums

We run around 34 Freshwater Fisheries Forum a year right around the country from as far north as Northumberland right down to Cornwall and pretty much everywhere in between.

The forums are run in association with the Environment Agency and are funded via Rod Licence money to ensure that no matter where you live in England there is at least one Fisheries Forum reasonably near to you. The Forums are open to all and are free to attend. The Environment Agency attends all meetings to share plans, listen to anglers concerns, answer questions and address problems.

The format of the meeting normally involves expert speakers followed by Q&A sessions with the audience to ensure that anglers, fishery owners and angling club reps get the chance to ask questions and voice their opinions. Usually the speakers include a local EA Fisheries Representative, an Angling Trust member of staff and a representative from another organisation that has a key influence on fisheries, such as a Rivers Trust.

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The forums are normally chaired by a local volunteer and the Chairmen of each Region then sits on a national National Freshwater Committee which advises the AT Board on issues relating to policy. That way anglers from all across the country have their say on how The Trust should be moving forward. 

To quickly see where and when the next Forum meeting is being held near you, just click the diary link below.

Freshwater Regions Diary

To finds out more about what's happening in your region, just click one of the links below. You don't have to be an Angling Trust member to attend the forum meetings but if you would like to vote at AGMs or be elected to a post on the Regional Forum then membership is required. The more members the Angling Trust has, the stronger our voice is to fight for the future of your region, it's fish and fishing. Join now.

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Martin Salter addresses the East of England forum

Marine Regions

The Angling Trust's Marine Regions are being based as closely as possible on the boundaries of the Inshore Fishery and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs). We are working towards each region having a Fisheries and Access committee and a competitions committee. We are in the process of setting up new groups where they don't exist and are currently looking for volunteers who would like to be involved in promoting and representing sea angling at a regional level. Regions are regularly consulted and updated on the work carried out by the national Conservation and Access group and a national Competitions group, members of which volunteer and are recruited for their skills and specialist knowledge and experience in key areas of our work. Both groups and all our other marine representatives meet twice a year to discuss the Angling Trust's policy and focus on Sea Angling issues.

Get involved!

Unless otherwise advertised as members only, all anglers and anybody else interested in angling or the angling environment are very welcome to attend our regional meetings. Details are available on the regions own pages, in our e-updates and in emails to members within each constituency. To contact our Regions Administrator Alex Clegg email

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