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Angling Support Hub
Now that we are back fishing again, we are regularly updating our guidelines to anglers, clubs, fisheries, coaches and other angling organisations to ensure fishing complies with the latest Government guidance during the Covid-19 epidemic.
Please choose an option below to read guidelines that are relevant to you.
UPDATED ON: 25 JUNE 2020
For Individual Anglers
Our published guidelines should be followed if you are planning on fishing. Click the button below to read our guidelines.
For Angling Clubs & Fisheries
Our published guidelines should be followed by all clubs and fisheries. Click the button below to read our guidelines.
For Angling Coaches, Guides & Ghillies
Our published guidelines should be followed by all angling coaches, guides & ghillies. Click the button below to read our guidelines.
For Charter Boat Skippers & Anglers
Our Charter Boat guidelines for skippers, anglers and passengers has been published in partnership with the Professional Boatman’s Association. Click the button below to read our guidelines.
It's important that all anglers comply with both Government guidelines and legislation. If you've noticed something that shouldn't be happening and want to let us know, you can now let us know through our confidential online form.
Our latest updates
Following further relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions in Wales, we've issued further FAQs regarding travel to and from the country.
Following representations by the Angling Trust, Angling Cymru and others, overnight fishing in Wales clarification has finally emerged giving the green light to night fishing.
The Angling Trust worked with leading anglers and fisheries in the match angling community to deliver new guidelines to bring competition fishing in line with COVID-19 procedures. These have now received Government agreement to allow match fishing to resume.
Following the government's decision to allow competitive angling to resume, the Angling Trust has drawn up new guidelines to bring sea angling competitions in line with Covid-19 procedures.
Fishing to start again from 13 May 2020 - find out more and read our guidance for anglers, clubs, fisheries, coaches & guides.
In this Lines On The Water blog, Paul Coulson from the Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM) offers some important advice for fisheries.
We've issued new FAQs following further easing of Covid-19 restrictions with effect from 4th July.
We've been working with leading fly fishing anglers and fisheries in the game competition community to draw up new guidelines to bring game competition fishing in line with COVID-19 procedures. These have now received Government agreement to allow match game fishing to resume.
Following further easing of Covid-19 restrictions, the Angling Trust and the Professional Boatman's Association have produced best practice guidelines for the safe resumption of Charter Boat fishing.
Find out more about our proposal to Government to get us fishing safely again.
Sport England Community Emergency Fund to provide financial support for community sport organisations including angling clubs.
The Federation of Small Businesses has a great resource hub for small business owners and the self-employed.
Following the government's decision to allow competitive angling to resume, the Angling Trust has drawn up new guidelines to bring lure angling competitions in line with Covid-19 procedures.
Night Fishing: National guidance for anglers, angling clubs and fisheries issued by the Angling Trust on 14th May, 2020.
Our FAQs for clubs, fisheries and other angling organisations have been updated and now includes a downloadable Accreditation Form for club bailiffs and volunteers.
More information about the Self Employment Income Support scheme and how to make a claim.