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World Sea Angling Classic Launched

This July will see the televised media invitational launch of a new dynamic high profile boat fishing event; the “Sea Angling Classic”. The event will be based on the South Coast of the UK, at Northney Marina on Hayling Island, using the prolific diverse fishing grounds of the Solent. The Sea Angling Classic is being organised READ MORE

Bluefin tuna: government give go ahead for “citizen science” fishery

A science-based recreational bluefin tuna fishery has been given the green light by Defra.  This news, welcomed by anglers, was secured by Bluefin Tuna UK, with the support of the Angling Trust.   On 23rd April 2021, Cefas and Defra confirmed that an English CatcH And Release Tagging (CHART) program for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna will operate in the waters of the South and West in Autumn 2021.   Steve Murphy READ MORE

We can still go fishing. Lockdown 2 – The Angling Trust updates advice about angling during the current lockdown.

Following the announcement of a second lockdown, starting on November 5th, the Angling Trust was able to clarify, very quickly the rules relating to recreational angling. They have offered some initial guidance and interpretation of the guidelines. Formal notice will be available once they have had further consultation with the DCMA and Sport England. Overall READ MORE

Blue fin bonanza.

These amazing fish have made a spectacular return to our waters but what is their stock status and is it possible we’ll be able to catch them any time soon? As I write this I’ve heard about a massive shoal of hundreds of blue fins spotted by Looe based skipper Murray Collings while he was READ MORE

New CEFAS report into sea anglers attitudes released

Tim Macpherson comments on the latest research released by CEFAS into sea anglers. New research, carried out by CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) and research specialists Substance, in to the attitudes of recreational sea anglers reveals that anglers want greater consideration of their needs and better regulation of commercial fishing practices. Well READ MORE