Representing anglers in Europe

As Nigel Farage and other eurosceptics keep telling us, there are many decisions that affect our lives which are taken by politicians and bureaucrats in Brussels rather than in Westminster or our local Town Halls. Fishing is no exception – much of the environmental legislation that protects (or often fails to protect) our fish comes…

Angling Trust and Welsh Anglers Unite on Access Issue

We took our Sustainable Access Campaign Cymru (SACC) for locally-managed access to land and water to the home of Welsh politics, The National Assembly for Wales on Wednesday this week. Along with our partner organisations, we hosted an exhibition of angling to stress the importance of the £150 million freshwater recreational angling sector to the…

Angling 1 : Water Company Secrecy 0

Just before Christmas, Fish Legal had a fantastic away result when the EU’s Court of Justice issued a judgement that will probably mean that the public will at last have the ‘right to know’ what water companies dump into (and suck out of ) our rivers and coastal areas. At the moment, these huge multinational…