News article created on 15 March 2021

We've made new appointments to our Fisheries & Angling Advisory Group

The voluntary group is made up of experts, scientists and coaches from across the fisheries and angling community and helps advise the Trust, the largest owner of coarse fisheries in the UK, on fisheries and management issues, including growing participation in the sport.

Angler at Clattercote Reservoir Clattercote Reservoir fishery

The new appointments

The three new appointments are angling coach Caroline Galloway, director of operations for the Institute of Fisheries Management Paul Coulson and match secretary and committee member for Leamington Angling Association Phil Mattock. Each appointment is for an initial three-year term and is an unpaid voluntary role.

The new appointments join John Ellis, our fisheries and angling manager and non-executive board member of Angling Trust, together with the other members of the Advisory Group.

A great addition to the Trust

John Ellis comments: “I am delighted to welcome Caroline, Paul and Phil to the Group. Their knowledge of the challenges our fisheries face coupled with their expertise and enthusiasm for angling is a great addition and a huge asset to the Trust.

"Top of our agenda includes broadening the appeal and growing participation in the sport - building on, for example, the success to date of the Lets Fish initiative. The Group is also looking at issues such as non-native fish species management and reviewing the Trust’s Standard Angling Agreement with angling clubs to keep it up to date with changes in legislation and consumer trends.”

Published: 15 March 2021