Not all are specific to Game, Coarse or Sea Fishing. All the clubs and associations cover our South West region - an area which includes Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire and a small part of Hampshire. We are keen to promote Angling events within our region. If you have an event or article you would like considered for publication on our website please email [email protected] along with your contact details.
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S&TC’s CEO, Paul Knight, is to retire at the end of June 2020 and Nick Measham, currently Deputy Chief Executive, will take over the reins of the UK’s premier wild fish charity.
Paul Knight stands down on June 30th after 26 years with the organisation, 18 of... Read more
The Angling Trust is pleased to invite you to the 2014 Angling Trust South West Development Road Shows.
River Wey opened up for fish passage
The River Wey in Weymouth is now open for sea trout and salmon migration every day, for the first time in a century. Westham Bridge, built in the early 1900s, effectively blocks off the River Wey from Weymouth Harbour. All water leaving the river system has to pass through a series of penstocks and flood flap controlled culverts. Migration is now... Read more
In Devon, the fish pass at Tipton St. John on the River Otter has now been completed. This site was previously discussed in our May edition of the newsletter and will allow upstream passage for fish, especially salmon.
Two weirs near Storridge, River Yealm in South Devon were dismantled and have been carefully rebuilt under the close supervision of Julian Payne, one of our... Read more
Fish passage improvements
We have paid for the feasibility studies and designs for fish and eel passes at Clapton and Seaborough on the River Axe, Dorset. Both of these projects are being managed by the Westcountry Rivers Trust with funding through the Axe Exe River Restoration Project. Feasibility studies and initial designs have also been completed for a number of other sites,... Read more
This newsletter is a quarterly update on some of the fisheries work undertaken by the Environment Agency and other partners including the Rivers Trusts, within the South West region.
Fish passage improvements
Our Cornwall fisheries team employed APEM to undertake assessments for fish and eel passage at 11 weir sites and 24 hydrometric structures owned by us. The weir sites were... Read more
Angling lands £1.8 million Sport England investment
The Angling Trust has welcomed the announcement today from Sport England that it has been successful in securing £1.8 million in funding over the next four years for some specific programmes of work to grow angling participation. This award represents an increase on the £1.56 million that was paid over the... Read more