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.
Environment Agency - 2009 RFERAC Wessex Blandford Fisheries Report
We are continuing work with Bournemouth and
West Hants Water Company on the Christchurch
Enforcement Partnership. We also want to increase
enforcement in Poole Harbour by working in
partnership with other enforcement agencies and
using new surveillance technology.
We... Read more
Environment Agency - 2009 RFERAC Devon Fisheries Report
There have been several seizures of illegal fishing
equipment on the Axe, Otter and Sid
catchments. These included a small stop net set in
a back water on the estuary at high tide to prevent
fish moving back into the main channel as the
water receded. It was aimed most probably at... Read more
The Avon Roach Project 2009
The roach has played a huge role in the history of the Hampshire Avon... Read more
The competition was held was held over six days from Saturday 26th September to Friday 2nd October with most anglers arriving on the Saturday and Sunday from brigades throughout Britain. The most travelled coming from Strathclyde and were accommodated at Littlesea Holiday Park in Weymouth.
The event consisted of one day shore fishing and one day boat... Read more
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Angling Trust and WWF launch campaign to protect rivers under threat
In response to Tuesday’s report from the Environment... Read more
Chalk Stream Research Could Unravel Atlantic Salmon Declines Globally
Atlantic salmon have suffered a massive 70 per cent decline in the past 30 years and there is now an international effort in place to provide effective conservation and... Read more
SWRA is the voice of riparian owners and game angling in the South West. It is the umbrella of the individual river associations in the South West and a powerful lobbying body regularly consulted by the Environment Agency and Government. Its main aim is to see salmon and sea trout stocks and the sport of angling for them return to their former glory.
As with many aspects of... Read more
I have just got back from a chilly afternoon on the Dorset Stour. At the moment we are in the middle of another cold snap, a cold snap made special this winter by the snow. The river looked impossibly black as it wound between white drifts. The willows were weighed down with snow but every few moments a layer of it lost its hold and slid with a curious hiss into the slow flowing water.... Read more
Vicars only have to work on Sundays. Airline pilots get free flights. Tree surgeons never go short of firewood. Every job has its perks.
Being a weekly fishing columnist means that occasionally people invite me to go fishing. Pat Carlin is such a person. When he wrote to me and invited me to join him on his charter boat the Channel Chieftain for a day’s wreck fishing from Weymouth, it... Read more
Vranch House SchoolFor children with cererbral palsy & all children with physical difficulties
Fly Fishing Charity ChallengesOver £180,000 has been raised since1992.
Pairs of anglers are... Read more