Biggest angling region revealed in new Environment Agency figures

8 May

THE biggest and most thriving angling region in England has been revealed by Environment Agency figures.

Yorkshire is No.1 - the launch of The Fishing Show excited many anglers, but sadly it's been cancelled. However the region is still a winner in EA statistics. Pic: Charlotte Graham.
Yorkshire is No.1 – the launch of The Fishing Show excited many anglers, but sadly it’s been cancelled. However the region is still a winner in EA statistics. Pic by Charlotte Graham.

Latest sales figures reveal Yorkshire produced an income of £2,100,844 from 120,961 rod licence sales in 2017 to make it …Continue reading »

Fishing rod licence facts revealed by Environment Agency

29 Apr

LICENCE sales dropped a further 11 per cent, latest figures from the annual Environment Agency Fisheries report show.

This year's fishing rod licence for coarse fish and non-migratory trout. It allows up to two rods, and there is a three-rod option mainly aimed at carp anglers.
This year’s fishing rod licence for coarse fish and non-migratory trout. It allows up to two rods, and there is a three-rod option mainly aimed at carp anglers.

Fishing rod licence sales fell by 130,721 licences for the 2017 season part due to a new licences structure including …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 »