Regional Forums


Covid-19 Notice: While our normal schedule is suspended, we are running a series of Virtual Fisheries Forums. All presentations from these virtual forums are available for everyone to view as videos along with Q&A sheets via this link. We will also have a full listing of scheduled virtual forums. Click here for more details.

Working with the Environment Agency, the Angling Trust run over 30 Freshwater Fisheries Forums every year. These take place in a variety of locations right around the country, with the aim of ensuring that as many anglers as possible have a chance to attend.

Funded by Fishing Licence income, our Freshwater Forums are (and always will be) completely open and free. You do not need to be a member of the Angling Trust to attend. They are designed to be a platform for all anglers, clubs and fisheries to ask questions and raise issues whilst sharing knowledge with others.

Freshwater Fisheries Forums usually follow a simple format, involving expert guest speakers and Q&A sessions. We tailor these speakers to the location, ensuring they offer useful information to everyone present. In the past, our speakers have included respected academics, environmentalists, and anglers, in addition to representatives of key stakeholders such as Rivers’ Trusts and water companies. The Environment Agency also maintain a presence at every meeting to share updates on their work, listen to anglers’ concerns, answer questions and address problems.

Read more about Freshwater Fisheries Forums on our blog HERE, or watch the video below.

If you would like to attend a Forum, please book your place using one of the links below. These will become active a few weeks beforehand. For updates from each region, please follow one of our Facebook pages linked below, or the Freshwater team Twitter @ATFreshwater

All enquiries relating to Fisheries Forums should be made to Alex Clegg, either by email via or phone on 07495 433613.

Freshwater Fisheries Forums 2020

COVID-19 NOTICE 23/03/20: Please note that all Fisheries Forums are now suspended. We will be rescheduling these when restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so.

North West

  • Warrington, Cheshire (Date TBC- postponed)
  • Newby Bridge, Cumbria (Date TBC- postponed)
  • Bolton, Lancs (Date TBC- postponed)

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  • Hull, East Yorks (15/01/20)
  • Leeds, West Yorks (Date TBC – postponed)
  • Boroughbridge, North Yorks (Date TBC- postponed)
  • Doncaster, South Yorks (Date TBC- postponed)

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North East

  • Piercebridge, Darlington (26/02/20)
  • Durham (Date TBC – postponed)
  • Newcastle (Date TBC – postponed)
  • Morpeth, Northumberland (Date TBC- postponed)

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  • Warwick (19/02/20)
  • Evesham, Worcs (Date TBC – postponed)
  • Belper, Derbyshire (Date TBC – postponed)
  • Shrewsbury, Shrops (Date TBC – postponed)
  • Stafford (Date TBC – postponed)

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East of England

  • Grantham, Lincs (11/03/20)
  • Norwich, Norfolk (Date TBC- postponed)
  • Colchester, Essex (Date TBC- postponed)
  • Cambridge (Date TBC- postponed)

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South West

  • Taunton, Somerset 29/01/20
  • Chippenham, Wiltshire (Date TBC – postponed)
  • Fordingbridge, Hants (Date TBC- postponed)

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  • Reading, Berks (Date TBC – postponed)
  • Hemel Hempstead, Herts (Date TBC- postponed)
  • Thame, Oxon (Date TBC- postponed)

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South East

  • Southampton, Hants (05/02/20)
  • Hassocks, Sussex (Date TBC- postponed)
  • Hadlow, Kent (Date TBC- postponed)

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