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.
On Wednesday May 13th 2020 permitted outdoor exercise includes social distanced angling! But first please check fisheries are open and be sure to read and follow guidance and current advice from Angling Trust whose #... Read more
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5th May 2014
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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