Weymouth Angling’s Clubhouse Saved for Now

This week has, for me, been dominated by the fight to save Weymouth Angling Club’s clubhouse in the heart of Weymouth Harbour. Last Saturday I wrote here and to our members about the need for anglers to contact Councillors in Weymouth to let them know of their disgust about plans to bulldozer this building with…

Sad to See Richard Benyon Go

This week David Cameron´s ministerial reshuffle saw Richard Benyon step down from his post as Fisheries Minister in the coalition government. This is unwelcome news – Richard Benyon was one of the best Fisheries Ministers we have had in living memory. He was a keen fisherman, and one who cared personally about fish and the…

Getting the word out at the Party conferences

Martin Salter and I have just completed a tour of Britain attending all three of the party political conferences. Our job was to ensure that anglers’ messages were heard at the top of British politics. The Trust jointly organised, with the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), three ‘rural receptions’ at the Conservative party…