How to apply
Angling Foundation Membership
In joining the Angling Foundation Membership Scheme, you are joining a number of leading angling manufacturers in adhering to the guidelines and best practice for all sectors of the sport and industry in the UK. You are also giving your support to the use of soft, fish friendly meshes to conserve fish welfare.
Upon joining the Foundation, you will be invited to submit your nets for test in a Nets Accreditation Scheme. Manufacturers of landing nets and keepnets that pass the tests will be entitled to label the products with a water-lily logo, the Angling Foundation's emblem, as an easily recognisable accreditation mark.
The initiative will ensure that nets meeting the highest standards are identified and approved, and the Angling Foundation will rigorously promote this scheme to all anglers by encouraging them to be aware of the benefits of using high quality accredited equipment that promotes fish welfare.
- Free Advertising on the AF website & Free link to own website
- Five free net accreditation licences per year - a saving of £500
- Members accredited nets listed on the AF website
- Use of the AF "Water-Lily" logo on members accredited products - a widely recognised sign of high quality, environmentally friendly product
- Promotion of Angling - The AF has a long and successful record of promoting angling to newcomers, and it will encourage anglers to be aware of the benefits of using AF accredited products
- Free Business Support Helpline
Members can obtain free advice from qualified professionals on tax, VAT, PAYE, payroll, employment & personnel, health & safety and legal & commercial issues.
To join the Angling Foundation, please download the application pack below and return to the address specified on the forms.
Please note - Members of the Angling Trades Association (ATA) are eligable for a 50% discount on AF Membership!
The Angling Foundation itself is a non profit-making organisation. The fees that it derives from its members and from the product testing have helped promote the scheme – so it is financially self-sufficient – and any surplus is ploughed back into the sport via educational and conservation initiatives.
That’s good for fish… and good for angling.