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 »

Microplastics pollution in water threatens wildlife and people

25 Apr

NEWS that microplastics are being ingested by aquatic insects in our rivers has increased concern about the likelihood of plastic entering the food chain and possibly being a health hazard to fish and ultimately humans.

What is this three-spined stickleback really eating? Microplastics were found in all the three species of mayfly and caddis fly larvae studied.
What is this three-spined stickleback really eating? Microplastics were found in all the three species of mayfly and caddis fly larvae studied.

Recent microplastics research, the first of its kind, was undertaken in rivers in South Wales by a team of scientists …Continue reading »

Plastic crisis in waters should not be heaped upon anglers

26 Feb

THE Angling Trust have spoken up for anglers who are furious about media articles blaming angling for the waste plastic crisis.

Wildlife effects of the plastic crisis in waters around the UK has been wrongly blamed, almost entirely, upon anglers.
Wildlife effects of the plastic crisis in waters around the UK has been wrongly blamed, almost entirely, upon anglers.

National newspaper The Guardian, followed by many websites, and some local media too, provoked the plastic crisis storm. It’s an …Continue reading »