I know it’s pretty lazy blogging but the information might be of some use to a few folk. To kick off I thought I thought The Angling Trust was a good place to start – I am going to try and make these posts a little more factual and folk can use the information, and hopfully any insights members can offer through their comments, as they see fit.
The Angling Trust
The Angling Trust is a single organisation to represent all game, coarse and sea anglers and angling in England. They lobby government, campaign on environmental and angling issues and run national and international competitions. They 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. Other bodies, including the Angling Development Board, will merge with the Angling Trust in the near future. “
What they do
The Angling Trust campaigns for, conservation, the protection of angling, increased government and EA support for angling and fisheries, control of nuisance predators and co-ordinated action on poaching and fish theft. They also fight against, amongst other things, pollution and litter, declining marine and freshwater fish stocks, commercial overfishing, habitat degradation, access restrictions and anti-angling campaigns.
Lastly and equally important as the more serious stuff mentioned previously, The Angling Trust is also looking to provide more angling education programmes, increased opportunities to participate in angling, national and international competitions and support for angling club development.
A year long membership for an adult (over 17) is just £20, and it is only £5 for under 16’s.
To find out more about The Angling Trust, you can visit their website at www.anglingtrust.net
Please note that some of the content in this post has been taken directly off The Angling Trust website
Do you have an opinion on the Angling Trust? Do you support them? How effective do you feel that they really are? Feel free to comment below…….
Next time I’ll be taking a look at UK Bass……