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Brexit - What Are The Implications For The Environment?

Could Brexit "... provide us with an astonishing chance to examine our whole suite of environmental funding and designation mechanisms for fitness for purpose, and perhaps enhance or revision them with even better approaches for the future." Read Theo Pike's latest blog to see what other conclusions he reaches. ... Full story

Anglers Blame Poachers for Sewin Decline in Rivers

According to a BBC report there are concerns that sewin or sea trout could be on the verge of extinction in Wales. A range of issues have been blamed for the decline but anglers believe an increase in poaching is a big factor. ... Full story

Brown Trout Voted UK's National Fish

The lion and the British bulldog have a new companion in the historic role of iconic animals to represent our country. In voting results announced last week on BBC's Springwatch programme, the brown trout pipped the stickleback to become the UK’s National Fish. ... Full story

Fisheries Scientist Joins the Battle to Restore our Rivers and Chalkstreams

A three year grant from the John Ellerman Foundation has enabled leading fisheries charity, Salmon & Trout Conservation UK (S&TC UK) to strengthen its science team. This newly created post will help to further drive forward its ongoing campaign to clean up our rivers and precious chalkstreams. ... Full story

Improving Smolt Survival On The Agenda for 2017 Conference

A conference being jointly organised by The Atlantic Salmon Trust and The Tweed Foundation will address the important issue of improving salmon and sea-trout smolt survival during the critical early stages of their migration, in rivers and in estuaries. ... Full story

Lottery Funding For Wylye Water Meadows

Chalk stream water meadows are to receive Lottery funding. Chalk stream anglers spend a lot of their time amongst water meadows, but few are aware of the purpose and historical significance of these unique and artificial landscapes. Now, thanks to a grant of £28,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and funding from Wiltshire Council, the historically and ecologically unique water meadow systems of the Wylye Valley in Wiltshire are to be the subject of an historical research and public awareness project. ... Full story

Fly Fishing Charity Day Raises £13k

A fly fishing charity day held at Dever Springs trout fishery in Hampshire last week raised £13k for the Retail Trust. ... Full story

World Oceans Day - Focus on Wild Salmon

Today, June 8, is World Oceans Day, but for wild Atlantic salmon every day needs to be World Oceans Day according to the Atlantic Salmon Federation. ... Full story

Tweedside Tackle moves 'upstream' to a new home in Kelso

After over 30 years, Kelso’s very popular and long established fishing, shooting & country clothing shop, Tweedside Tackle, has moved to new premises in Kelso to even better serve their customers. ... Full story

Bass Measures are Failing to Protect the Species

The Angling Trust claim that bass measures are failing to protect spawning stocks in the south and east of England. ... Full story

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