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Protect your club or syndicate with market leading insurance, legal advice and member benefits and support the work we do for fish and fishing.

Your membership benefits

Over 2,000 Clubs and Fisheries are already benefitting and supporting the work we do.

Market leading insurance

Developed for fisheries and clubs – great value, market leading £10 million liability insurance package including both public and employer’s liability.

Membership of Fish Legal

Receive free expert legal advice on angling and club related matters.  Fish Legal can take legal action on your behalf against pollution and other environmental damage or threats to your club or fishery, meet the cost and pass on 100% of any compensation won.

Discounts for your club

Members receive a great range of discounts to give them better value for their club or syndicate – including aquaculture equipment, otter fencing, membership and day ticket software, recycled plastic fishing platforms – the list goes on!

Competitions

Membership gives you eligibility to stage Angling Trust competitions and events on your waters. 

Free advertising

Promote your club or syndicate, events and membership initiatives for free via our web news, social media accounts and mobile-friendly website fishinginfo.co.uk

Free specialist support

Free advice on many topics including bio-security, predation control, poaching and fishery enforcement.

Campaigning on your behalf

Fighting your corner – through our environmental and political campaigns. 

Advice

Receive expert guidance on funding and applications for Fishmark accreditation.

Keeping you updated

Receive regular member e-newsletters and our hard copy publication ‘The Angler’ and stay updated on key issues for your fishery.

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Speak to our team

Want to find out more – you can call our membership team on 0343 507 7006 and select option 1 or click the button below if you are on a mobile phone.

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What our members think…

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I have worked with Fish Legal on two occasions and they were extremely professional and unceasing in pursuing both polluters. If you are involved in a fishery, please support Fish Legal and take out a membership. They are the best conservation and fishery lawyers in the UK!

Roy Hart

Fishery owner and member of the Ilford and District Angling Club

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The work you have undertaken on our behalf has been exceptional throughout, for which we are truly grateful.

Ouse Angling Preservation Society

For all things fish and fishing...

We are a non-profit organisation working for the benefit of fish and fishing.

For 10 years the Angling Trust and Fish Legal have been supporting fishing clubs, fisheries and individual anglers.  

We’re passionate about fishing and protecting the future of our sport and have campaigned tirelessly on behalf of our members on many issues. 

You can read more about the work we do below – your membership gives you great value and supports us to protect fishing for future generations.

Club & Fishery Members

Pounds in compensation for our members impacted by pollution

Legal cases taken on behalf of members

The number of times we have provided legal advice

Planning threats we have advised on

Combatting poaching, fish theft and other criminal activity

In partnership with the Environment Agency we have recruited and coordinate an army of nearly 500 volunteer bailiffs and developed stronger ties with police, in addition to educating migrant anglers on fishing rules and regulations via the Building Bridges project. 

Volunteer Bailiffs recruited

Patrols coordinated in the last 12 months

Hours protecting fish and fisheries

Progress on predation

Our successes to date include securing funding for fishery management advisors to advise and support fisheries on predation issues, as well as distributing over £480,000 provided by the Environment Agency for otter fencing and deterrents. 

secured for otter fencing and deterrents

Fisheries given specialist support by our advisors on predation in the last 12 months

More competitive angling than ever in all three disciplines of our sport

We held over 400 events last year,  which attracted in excess of 10,000 competition entries for competitions that included Fish ‘O’ Mania, RiverFest, nine major National Championships, AT Winter League, AT/CRT Canal Pairs, British Pike Championships, AT/CRT Boddington Classic and TideFest. We also supported our International England teams representing both the Trust and their sponsors and have developed a Youth Talent Pathway to offer more elite angling teams than ever before.

Events held each year

Entries last year

National teams supported

Getting more people fishing

We are committed to getting more people fishing more often, increasing the diversity of participants and raising the standards of safeguarding and coaching.

Working in collaboration with other partners including the Environment Agency, Sport England, Canal and Rivers Trust, Get Hooked on Fishing and the Angling Trade Association, in the last two years alone we have run over 1800 events across the country, introducing 47,000 adults and 30,000 juniors to the sport.

You can see more of our work at  www.GetFishing.org.uk.

Introduction events organised in the last two years

Coaches trained

Juniors and Adults introduced in the last two years

A louder voice for angling

Our work has given anglers the loudest voice ever to influence legislation and policy, including pollution, predation, commercial netting and anglers’ rights. We couldn’t do it without the support of our members.

Securing funds to help clubs and fisheries

From new fish stocks, to better facilities and disabled access, the Trust continues to secure vital support via the Angling Improvement Fund – approximately £2m from the Environment Agency in the last 4 years.

Better water quality and healthier fisheries

Thanks to determined action, the Angling Trust & Fish Legal have successfully fought damaging activities such as river dredging, hydropower schemes, over-abstraction and pollution. 

Three-rod licence for specimen and carp anglers

Thanks to our direct campaigning for free junior rod licences and a three-rod licence for specimen and carp anglers. these changes, along with the fairer deal of a rolling 365-day licence, have been introduced.

Help us protect the future of fishing

Who are the Angling Trust & Fish Legal?

The Angling Trust, formed in 2009, is recognised by the Government as the unified representative organisation for all anglers in England and Wales. We are a non-profit organisation working for the benefit of fish and fishing.

We protect marine and freshwater fish stocks and recreational angling in all its forms on behalf of our membership by lobbying and campaigning, by promoting angling participation to all, and for the public good.

We are united in a collaborative relationship with Fish Legal, a membership association which provides expert legal advice and takes legal action to protect the water environment and fishing rights of its member clubs, riparian owners and fisheries and to seek compensation on their behalf for any damage. We are the only sporting representative body to have such a collaboration to protect anglers rights and interests.

Your membership not only gives you great value – it’s vital for the future of fishing.

Your membership of the Angling Trust & Fish Legal is vital to the continued support of our work on behalf of all anglers.

By joining the Angling Trust you contribute with us to:

  • Fight against Pollution, Predation and Poaching
  • Get more fish in rivers, lakes and the sea
  • Make sure rod licence money is spent on fishing
  • Increase angling participation, coaching and education
  • Fight against restricted angler access and anti-angling campaigns
  • Support environmental campaigning for anglers and fishing

Speak to our team

Want to find out more - you can call our membership team on 0343 507 7006 and select option 1. If you are using a mobile phone, click the button below to start your call. 

Contact us

Tel: 0343 507 7006 (For Membership enquiries select Option 1)

Our membership team are available to speak from:

Monday – Friday 9.00am -5.00pm

Please leave a message if you call outside these hours or email us on admin@anglingtrust.net

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