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Angling Trust launches major new campaign

Welcome to the Angling Trust

The voice of angling

Together we are stronger!


The Angling Trust

We are a not for profit organisation, representing anglers, fighting for fish, fishing and the environment.

We are recognised by the Government as the National Governing Body for angling in England and partner with Visit Wales and NRW to promote Fishing in Wales.

We are a member-based organisation made up of anglers of all disciplines providing a united front to represent, grow and protect our sport.

Help protect our waterways

By becoming a member of the Angling Trust you are helping to protect the waterways you fish in and the fish which live within them, ensuring their health and protection for future generations. JOIN US TODAY

Help grow our sport

By joining, you help us to invest in participation initiatives to introduce more people to fishing. Did you know in 2019-20 we helped 37,000 people try fishing for the first-time? JOIN US TODAY

Enjoy world class competitions

Whether you compete in coarse, game or sea matches, on commercial or natural venues, locally, nationally or internationally, as a member of the Angling Trust you have access to Britain’s biggest and best competitions programme. JOIN US TODAY

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Angling Support Hub and Fishing Buzz

Guidance and support during the Covid-19 epidemic

Now that we are back fishing again, we are regularly updating our guidelines to anglers, clubs, fisheries, coaches and other angling organisations to ensure fishing complies with the latest Government guidance during the Covid-19 epidemic.

We have also continued to add to our Fishing Buzz website with new articles, videos, hints and tips to keep you going in between fishing trips.

For more information please click on the links below:



Search for fishing venues, river levels, tackle shops, clubs and coaches.



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23 January 2022
Members only

AT-TEFF Rivers Qualifier – Sunday 23rd January 2022 – River Dee, Llangollen

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Bass Fishing Measures For 2021

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10 Great Short Session Fishing Tips

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07 January 2021

Fishing to be allowed during England’s national lockdown – Angling Trust announcement

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06 January 2021

Covid-19 Lockdown Newsflash

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05 January 2021

Statement on the new lockdown restrictions in England

The regulations have now been published and confirm this evening’s message from the Cabinet Office t…
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Fishing in Wales

Get the most out of Fishing In Wales, essential information for coarse, game and sea angling – plus online booking!