We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

National angling advisory group

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.

National Angling Championships Shropshire Union 2014

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.

The group’s chair is Professor Emeritus Ian Trayer. A lifelong angler, Ian is a retired professor of biochemistry with expertise in water chemistry.


Caroline Killeavy
Head of community engagement

John Ellis
National fisheries and angling manager

David Kent
Director of Angling Trust, chairman of Angling Trust competitions committee and the angling representative on the Trust National Council. David is also secretary of the Long Eaton Victoria Angling Society, a post he has held for around 40 years.

Tony Campbell
Junior coaching development advisor and coach educator. Tony also brings professional health and safety experience to the group.

Peter Fieldhouse
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.

Dick Pilkinton
Secretary of the South East FAAP steering group, fisheries manager for the Tring Reservoir complex and public relations manager of The Tring Anglers.

Rod Bracey
Angling Trust South West regional development coach and committee member of Bathampton Angling Association.

John Castle
Junior coaching development advisor

John Sutton
Retired Environment Agency fisheries scientist

John Johnson
Midlands based canal match angler

Kye Jerrom
Fisheries Technical Specialist currently employed by the Environment Agency Anglian Region and match angler with the Browning Hotrods team.

Andy Strickland
Secretary of one of the UK’s largest angling clubs Prince Albert Angling Society, Andy has a wealth of experience of commercial aspects of fisheries management.


Last date edited: 7 March 2017