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 »

Green Party and angling: what is the truth?

16 Jun

THE growing influence of the Green Party as reflected in their recent gains in the English local council and European Parliamentary elections has heightened concerns about their attitude to angling.

Angler's Mail fan Ron Brooke is amongst the UK anglers concerned about the Green Party's views on angling.
Angler’s Mail fan Ron Brooke is amongst the UK anglers concerned about the Green Party’s views on angling.

The Green Party increased their share of the European vote to 12.1 per cent, an increase of 4.2 per cent, …Continue reading »

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 »