Anglers' Update: Autumn 2016

Welcome to the autumn edition of our Anglers Update. Working in partnership with National Fishing Month, we launched our Go Fish campaign this summer. We held no fewer than 35 participation events with 917 people trying fishing for the first time.

Sprotborough Go Fish event July 2016

Most of these participants received a complimentary angling starter kit, courtesy of the Trust. We will be repeating the campaign during 2017 and would like the opportunity to work with more of our angling clubs to help put canal fishing back on the map.

If you think this could be of interest to your club we want to hear from you, so please contact us.

Angling club signs

We have recently published a blog ‘Signs of the Times’ to help angling clubs wanting to install or replace old signage and permanent peg numbers on their canal fishery. For further information please contact Fisheries Enquiries.

Canal Pairs Championship 2016/2017

Saturday 29 October saw the final of the Canal & River Trust/Angling Trust Pairs event on the Staffs & Worcester Canal at Penkridge. Find out the full results of both the senior and junior events. The venues for the 2017 event will be announced shortly so keep a lookout on our website, Facebook or Twitter.  

Call for National Angling Advisory Group (NAAG) volunteers

Vacancies for the role of chairman and for up to three new members of the fisheries and angling advisory group have just been announced. If you would like to play a part in shaping the future of canal angling, visit the NAAG vacancies page. Completed applications should be sent to Closing date for applications is 15 December.

Canal & River Trust weekly match results column

With the help of angling journalists Steve & Lynn Cope, the Trust relaunched the weekly column back in the spring. We do need your club to send in its results to help grow the column and provide a long term dataset. We are working on an angling events calendar too, so watch this space!

Would you be interested in helping out with our live fish display?

During the summer, the fisheries team displayed a tank of live fish at various canal events. The fish proved to be extremely popular with the public, especially with the youngsters.

Next spring, we will be looking to recruit volunteers to help the team out at next summers’ events. If you are interested in getting involved, email us at

Bogus & bona fida bailiffs

Paul Breslin, our recent recruit as fisheries & angling manager for the North, was for many years a fully warranted Environment Agency bailiff. So if you are baffled about bailiffing, Paul’s recent article will clarify everything you need to know.

Follow the fisheries & angling team on social media

The fisheries team are very active on social media. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Last but not least, if you haven't already, make sure you sign up to receive future copies of the Anglers' Update.

Last date edited: 10 November 2016

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Anglers' Update

Find out what the Trust’s fisheries and angling team have been up to. Keep up to date with the latest information on upcoming angling events and recent highlights.

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