Beat the stress in your life through fishing

6 Dec

ANGLING’S big benefits in reducing human stress and improving mental health problems has come to the fore.

Marina Gibson has been amongst the growing number of influential people explaining how fishing can improve lives, and reduce stress.
Marina Gibson has been amongst the growing number of influential people explaining how fishing can improve lives, and reduce stress.

Top female angler Marina Gibson  showcased the power of fishing to combat stress to mark the recent International Stress Awareness …Continue reading »

Your help needed NOW for UK cormorant control, say Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project

19 Nov

THE Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project have been fully explaining why they want your help to try and control the numbers of fish-eating cormorants.

The battle to curb the UK cormorant impact upon inland fish stocks hinges upon an online survey.
The battle to curb the UK cormorant impact upon inland fish stocks hinges upon an online survey.

The Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project have joined forces to encourage anglers everywhere to help curb the UK …Continue reading »

How poaching by Eastern European anglers is being tackled

11 Oct

THE Angling Trust has explained its progress so far with a project called Building Bridges, created to help address the issue of Eastern European anglers taking fish from fisheries.

Building Bridges leader Janusz Kansik (centre) at Carney Pools, near Stafford, which was recently the site of a poaching incident.
Building Bridges leader Janusz Kansik (centre) at Carney Pools, near Stafford, which was recently the site of a poaching incident.

Building Bridges project manager Janusz Kansik told Angler’s Mail all about the work. “Building Bridges is about education and prevention,” said Janusz. “We …Continue reading »

Fishing Closed Season backlash divides anglers

16 Sep

THE final decision of the Environment Agency to retain the current Closed Season has split the angling community in a similar way to Brexit.

The fishing Closed Season remains as it was in England and Wales, preventing anglers trying for fish like barbel (pictured) in rivers between March 15 and June 15 inclusive.
The fishing Closed Season remains as it was in England and Wales, preventing anglers trying for fish like barbel (pictured) in rivers between March 15 and June 15 inclusive.

Many are angry at the outcome of the river fishing Closed Season consultation. Some have questioning the role of the …Continue reading »

UK angling to get a boost with launch of major new plan

23 Jul

ANGLERS are asking for funding for the new National Angling Strategy launched last week to tackle the decline in fishing.

EA chief Emma Boyd launched the new National Angling Strategy which will try and boost UK angling participation.
EA chief Emma Boyd launched the new National Angling Strategy which will try and boost UK angling participation.

UK angling should be a winner with the National Angling Strategy, which was launched at Get Hooked On Fishing’s Northala …Continue reading »