ABOUT THE ANGLING TRUST
The Angling Trust is the new, single organisation to represent all game, coarse and sea anglers and angling in England. The formation of the Angling Trust brings with it a positive new future for angling. For the first time ever, there is a single body to take cohesive action to solve all the problems that affect our sport. Please take a look around this section of the website to read more about the work we do and in what ways becoming a member of the Angling Trust can benefit you.
The Angling Trust is the new, single organisation to represent all game, coarse and sea anglers and angling in England. We lobby government, campaign on environmental and angling issues and run national and international competitions. We fight pollution, commercial over-fishing at sea, over-abstraction, poaching, unlawful navigation, local bans and a host of other threats to angling.
As the governing body for all angling, the Angling Trust seeks government funding to develop the sport from grass roots participation through to elite performance. We develop programmes with clubs to increase participation, particularly amongst groups who have yet to discover the joys of going fishing. We protect the rights of all anglers to do what they love most. The Angling Trust has been formed from an historic merger of six angling and conservation organisations in January 2009. The Angling Development Board merged with the Angling Trust in 2012.
Fish Legal, which acts as the legal arm of the Angling Trust in England, uses the law to fight pollution and other damage to fisheries on behalf of its member clubs, fisheries and riparian owners. Please click here for more information.
THE ANGLING TRUST CAMPAIGNS FOR:
- Protection of angling
- Increased government and EA support for angling and fisheries
- Control of nuisance predators
Co-ordinated action on poaching and fish theft
THE ANGLING TRUST DELIVERS:
- More quality coaches from diverse backgrounds
- Angling education programmes
- Increased opportunities to participate in angling
- National and international competitions
- Support for angling club development
THE ANGLING TRUST FIGHTS:
- Pollution, over-abstraction and litter
- Declining marine and freshwater fish stocks
- Commercial overfishing
- Habitat Degradation
- Damaging barrages, weirs and hydropower schemes
- Poaching and fish theft
- Unlawful navigation
- Spread of diseases and parasites
- Access restrictions
- Anti-angling campaigns