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
Half term Holidays - May 2014 ... Read more
The Angling Trust is pleased to invite you to the 2014 Angling Trust South West Development Road Shows.
River Wey opened up for fish passage
The River Wey in Weymouth is now open for sea trout and salmon migration every day, for the first time in a century. Westham Bridge, built in the early 1900s, effectively blocks off the River Wey from Weymouth Harbour. All water leaving the river system has to pass through a series of penstocks and flood flap controlled culverts. Migration is now... Read more
In Devon, the fish pass at Tipton St. John on the River Otter has now been completed. This site was previously discussed in our May edition of the newsletter and will allow upstream passage for fish, especially salmon.
Two weirs near Storridge, River Yealm in South Devon were dismantled and have been carefully rebuilt under the close supervision of Julian Payne, one of our... Read more
East Lyn Fishery to remain closed - September 2013
The Watersmeet and Glenthorne fishery on Exmoor’s River Lyn is to remain closed until the end of the 2013 season to safeguard salmon and sea trout stocks. The Environment Agency closed the fishery on July 12 following a higher than normal number of fish deaths due to disease. The action was taken to... Read more
Fish passage improvements
We have paid for the feasibility studies and designs for fish and eel passes at Clapton and Seaborough on the River Axe, Dorset. Both of these projects are being managed by the Westcountry Rivers Trust with funding through the Axe Exe River Restoration Project. Feasibility studies and initial designs have also been completed for a number of other sites,... Read more
Stillwater Fish Ageing Surveys
A service to stillwater fisheries April 2013
Understanding how the fish in your water are growing can provide vital information to help you manage your fishery. Our Fish Ageing Surveys are a quick and easy way of gaining vital knowledge about the growth and health of your fish. The service is free and easy to use.
Improving fisheries management... Read more
This newsletter is a quarterly update on some of the fisheries work undertaken by the Environment Agency and other partners including the Rivers Trusts, within the South West region.
Fish passage improvements
Our Cornwall fisheries team employed APEM to undertake assessments for fish and eel passage at 11 weir sites and 24 hydrometric structures owned by us. The weir sites were... Read more