A new dawn for online angling politics?

In the autumn, I wrote an editorial in our members’ magazine The Angler entitled “Let’s agree to disagree”. I had got frustrated with online angling forums which seemed to me to be damaging the reputation of angling in the public eye and stifling real debate because of the behaviour of a small, dominant minority who…

Canoe Trespass Must Be Tackled

We have been very busy over the past few months working on the issue of canoe access in both England and Wales and we need your help (see how at the bottom of this blog). It’s important to state up front that the Angling Trust is not anti-canoeing, and we think that there should be…

Is angling good for your health?

The Angling Trust is having a bit of a struggle getting angling recognised as being worthy of charitable status. We’ve been struggling with this for several years, writing repeatedly to the Charity Commission to make our case, not getting replies within promised timescales, and then writing again to make our case once more. Although there…