We want to secure and conserve our fisheries and make sure they are suitable and well used by the many people who want to fish them.
We benefit greatly from the support of an expert Angling and Fisheries Advisory Group, which comprises a small number of skilled and experienced practitioners.
The group helps us chart a course through angling and fisheries management issues, especially those that may be innovative or controversial, to ensure fisheries and angling is appropriate, well managed, and reflects our charitable objectives.
Retired chairman of Fenton & District Angling Society and level 2 qualified and licensed level 2 coach. Director of the Professional Anglers Association and chair of Stoke on Trent City Waters Forum. Technical Specialist currently employed by the Environment Agency Anglian Region and match angler with the Browning Hotrods team.
I have been an angler for 20 years and worked in the fisheries industry for 6. Academically I studied fisheries management and aquaculture at Sparsholt College and later completed an MSc in environmental management. I am currently employed as a fisheries officer by the Environment Agency. My job includes protection and enhancement of the water environment and development of angling amenity. As an angler I fish for a range of species from barbel on rivers through to wrasse and seabass from the coast. I enjoy match fishing and fish both commercial and natural venues.
Alan has spent his working life operating the high voltage electricity network for Scottish & Southern Energy. He was offered the voluntary position of General Secretary and Trustee for Reading & District Angling Association and has spent the last eighteen years enjoying the role. Alan sits on several committees and is Chairman of the Upper Thames Fishing Consultative. Many happy years have been spent either pleasure or match fishing especially on the River Kennet and the Kennet & Avon Canal.
Dennis was first taken to a Canal to see the locks by his Dad in the early 1960s at Rickmansworth. He has been fascinated by the Canals and the history of the system ever since. This interest links to Dennis's other great passion, Angling. His first real fishing trip was with a friend from school and his friend's Dad, to Greenford on the Grand Union, and he was hooked. Since then he's fished the Canal for over 50 years, and during that time has served significant time as a committee member, Treasurer and Chairman of Luton Angling Club.
Kye has been an angler for 27 years and worked for the Environment Agency for 15 of those. He has match fished all over Europe representing his team, Browning Hotrods. In his fisheries role, Kye finds it useful being an angler as it adds the angler’s perspective: understanding the industry, what anglers want, the venues and the people. Kye's job is to protect fish and fisheries, and he also advises on technical fisheries elements influencing people to think about fish and fishing.
Board member of The Angling Trust. Chairman of The Angling Trust Freshwater Group. David has volunteered in numerous capacities in fisheries and angling for over 40 years. David plays a lead role in the organisation of joint Canal & River Trust and Angling Trust competitions. David is also a Canal & River Trust Council member.
Chairman of The Tring Anglers and a South East Partnership Board member, Dick remains an active angling coach and is involved through his club and the London & South East Regional Advisory Board in the Trust’s Let’s Fish Campaign. He is also a keen boater.
A retired chartered accountant, Andy is now the general secretary of Prince Albert Angling Society, the largest angling club in the UK with around 10,000 members. He manages a portfolio of over 200 fisheries including over 40 that are owned outright and more than 20 SSSI’s, including sections of the Montgomery Canal SSSI.
Recently retired as a fisheries scientist having spent over 30 years in the fisheries sector with the Environment Agency and its predecessors. John is also involved in wildlife photography and film making.
A lifelong angler, Andy is also fascinated with people and the way that communities work and choose to express themselves. He is currently a PhD student with the University of Worcester doing pioneering work into the socio-historical aspects of the angling community. Andy believes strongly that we should start to put the Angler back into Angling if we are to make progress in securing a future for Angling.
National fisheries and angling manager
Last date edited: 18 July 2018