[28 May 2010]
Labour's former angling spokesman Martin Salter has welcomed the appointment of Conservative MP Richard Benyon as the new minister for Fisheries and Water in the coalition government that was formed following the recent general election
[05 Feb 2010]
Angling aims to raise £10,000 in support of victims of the recent Haiti earthquake
[24 Nov 2009]
The UK Environment Agency is fighting a running battle against Floating Pennywort, the most sinister of aliens ever to reach the rivers Cam and Great Ouse.
[10 Nov 2009]
A map marking the areas of the British coast where sealife is most endangered will be published today in a bid to protect sea life from extinction.
In UK seas there are 22 species of wildlife considered to be facing the threat of being wiped out.
Once plentiful creatures such as common skate and Atlantic halibut are now listed as endangered and only eight of the 47 fish stocks found around the British Isles remain in a healthy state.
[05 Oct 2009]
Young people are being encouraged to try fishing
Walton teenagers are to be encouraged to take-up fishing as part of a scheme to curb antisocial behaviour.
[11 Aug 2009]
Reading West MP and Parliamentary spokesman for angling, Martin Salter has written to Fisheries Minister Huw Irranca-Davies regarding the ongoing campaign by the British Canoe Union (BCU) to achieve a statutory right of access regardless of the impact on other river users or on the environment.
[11 Aug 2009]
Reading West MP and Parliamentary spokesman for angling Martin Salter has secured some significant victories for angling in the Marine Bill which completed its Committee stage in the House of Commons last week. Mr Salter was selected to serve on the Commons committee stage of the Bill and in advance he convened a meeting with representatives of the Angling Trust and the Salmon and Trout Association to ensure that all relevant issues were raised or amendments proposed.
[18 Jun 2009]
The Wildlife Management Group met recently to exchange information and to seek opportunities to resolve issues regarding otters and freshwater fisheries.
[08 May 2009]
Angling Trust to lead National Fishing Week and promote ‘Fishing for Everyone’
Following a recent strategic meeting between the Angling Trade Association, the Angling Trust and the Environment Agency, it was unanimously decided that the newly-formed Angling Trust would oversee the running of the successful National Fishing Week in 2009 and beyond.
[28 Apr 2009]
The Angling Trust and Fish Legal cautiously welcomed today’s announcement from the Environment Agency that, 20 years after privatisation, over 4,000 unregulated sewage overflows are finally to be monitored and policed