Close Season fishing survey ends after 13,600 anglers respond

1 Apr

A TOTAL of 13,600 anglers responded to the Close Season survey that could decide the fate of the future of river fishing.

The Close Season fishing debate rumbles on after 13,600 anglers responded to a survey... that's just a fraction of people who were made aware of its existence.
The Close Season fishing debate rumbles on after 13,600 anglers responded to a survey… but that’s just a fraction of people who were made aware of its existence.

The Close Season fishing survey by the Environment Agency had the potential to be the biggest ever poll of anglers’ views …Continue reading »

River fishing Close Season consultation begins – link here to have your say

21 Jan

THE Environment Agency has taken its river fishing Close Season review into a public consultation – and we have the link to it here, so you can make your views known.

Now is the time to have your say on the river fishing Close Season.
Now is the time to have your say on the river fishing Close Season.

The thorny topic of a river fishing Close Season was put to a sample survey of 20,000 anglers last summer, …Continue reading »

Brexit crisis and staff losses affect angling-related work

21 Dec

THE BREXIT chaos is one of the main reasons the review of the Close Season is being delayed – as 350 Environment Agency staff have been hijacked away to work on leaving the European Union.

Theresa May is under pressure to find a way forward with Brexit - and the situation is affecting work by Environment Agency staff, and angling issues.
Theresa May is under pressure to find a way forward with Brexit – and the situation is affecting work by Environment Agency staff, and angling issues.

As the Brexit situation became increasingly unclear, eagerly awaited final recommendations on the river fishing Close Season review were postponed months until 2019. No actual …Continue reading »