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Angling Trust launches manifesto to protect salmon

The Angling Trust took the plight of Atlantic salmon to the heart of parliament today with the launch of the Salmon Angling Manifesto for England and Wales. The launch, attended by the fisheries minister, Mark Spencer MP, called for a more coordinated approach from both the Westminster and Welsh governments to protect salmon and to take action to reverse the dramatic decline we have seen in adult salmon in our rivers.



Angling Trust calls for transparency on sewage spills

The Angling Trust has called upon the Chief Executives of all the 11 major water companies in England and Wales to come clean about the length and number of sewage spills entering the rivers from their sewerage networks. Under the Environment Act, there is an obligation on the water industry to fit monitors and publish the data in real time to enable the public to know immediately whether sewage pollution is occurring on their local river. So far, only Thames Water have complied.



Sir Charles Walker to step down as Angling Trust Chair

Sir Charles Walker MP has announced that he is stepping down as Chair of the Angling Trust due to the pressure of work in Parliament following his appointment to several important Commons committees. He feels he can no longer do justice to his role within the Trust while sitting as a serving MP in the current political climate which will only become more intense as the General Election approaches. Charles, a lifelong angler, was appointed as the unpaid Chair of the Angling Trust’s Board of Directors in May 2022. He formally took over from outgoing Chair George Stephenson in September.



See you at the Fly Fair show!

The Angling Trust and Fishing In Wales will be at the British Fly Fair Internatinal show at the Staffordshire County Showground on February 11 & 12. If you're going to the show to pick up a bargain or two, don't forget to pop along to our stand and say hello! Click for more details



Save on BoatLife tickets

The Boatlife 2023 show is being held at Birmingham's NEC from February 16-19 - The Angling Trust will be at the show - so if you do visit, don't forget to say hello! Click for more details

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