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
********* Fisheries Courses At Bridgwater College *********
Study for an Extended Diploma in Fishery Management or Diploma... Read more
25th October 2011
Salmon and sea trout can migrate more easily up the River Taw thanks to a ‘Dam Buster’ operation carried out by the Environment Agency and West Country Rivers Trust. The weir near the Dartmoor village of Belstone was a serious obstruction to fish trying to spawn on the headwaters of the Taw. Dating from the 1960’s, the structure at Taw Marsh was... Read more
Press release 19 September 2011
Gloves off: Scientists Chart Chinese Mitten Crab Invasion
Become a nature detective and record the invasion of the alien Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) in rivers of England and Wales. Scientists from a number of UK research institutes, including... Read more
South West Fishing For Life launched their 3rd group in Cornwall in April The group has just 4 members at the moment but will grow as people hear about what fun and therapy fishing can be, in a beautiful location.
As one member said “a soul healing experience”
We have lovely qualified coaches who run the... Read more
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Chew Valley Lake wins 2011 Alan Faulkner Memorial Award
On behalf of The... Read more
THE WHEELYBOAT Trust’s 25th anniversary
year in 2010 proved an especially busy one
with projects getting under way and
Wheelyboats being launched all over the UK
and Ireland. A particular highlight was the
development and launch of a new model, the
Mk IV, in partnership with Bristol Sailability.
Other notable achievements were the six
Coulam 16... Read more
Rare ‘Kipper’ Makes Welcome Return To The Tamar
One of the UK’s rarest fish, the Allis Shad, is returning to the Tamar estuary in good numbers. Like the salmon, this relative of the herring spends most of its time at sea and only returns to freshwater to breed. Barriers to migration... Read more
What is a Sea Trout?
English and Welsh rivers were colonised by sea trout at the end of the last Ice Age, and their descendents are the populations of brown trout and sea trout we know today (both Salmo trutta). Resident and migratory characteristics have developed within individual catchments, so that some fish now remain permanently resident (brown trout), some always migrate (sea... Read more
The National Anguilla Club is one of the country’s longest running specimen angling clubs being formed back in 1962. Its membership has fluctuated between 10 to 50 members but is now at an all time high with well over 100 senior members. In the early days some eels were killed by the membership so that in-depth studies could be carried out to better understand this mysterious... Read more
Game & Wildlife Conservation TrustSalmon & Trout Research CentreEast StokeWarehamDorset BH20 6BB
Fish have one very large disadvantage for those who study them – it is very difficult and often... Read more