Annual Fisheries Reports

27 Dec

The Environment Agency has recently published its Annual Fisheries Reports for 2015-16.

These documents contain some interesting information, and can help inform our discussions with the EA and others at future forums.

There is a  national summary document  which covers such topics as:

  • the EA’s responsibilities
  • where their income comes from and how they spend it
  • partnerships with Angling Trust, Wild Trout Trust, Riverfly Partnership, Rivers Trust and others
  • licence sales
  • status of stocks
  • fisheries improvements
  • enforcement


and a separate document for each of the sixteen regions Northumberland. Durham and Tees covering:

  • rod licence checks and prosecutions
  • illegal fishing
  • incident Management
  • fisheries Improvements
  • monitoring

Angling Trust / Environment Agency North East Fisheries Forum Wednesday 02/11/16

21 Oct

Please see the invitation below to the North East Fisheries Forum.  There are some items on the agenda of great interest to us all, and it would be good to have a full turnout from local anglers.

Two additional points to note:

1. there is a  free buffet from 6.45 p.m.

2. please take the time to register your interest by clicking on the link below


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October 6th 2016

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North East (Morpeth) Fisheries Forum


November 2nd 2016

The Comrades Club

Sanderson Arcade, Market Place, Morpeth, NE61 1HG


Buffet served from 6.45pm   –   Meeting begins 7.15pm

In Association with The Environment Agency

This meeting is open to all anglers and fishery owners and is free to attend


The meeting will concentrate on issues around Salmon & Sea Trout

Mark Owen, Head of Freshwater for Angling Trust will be updating the meeting on the work of the Angling Trust

John Shelley, Fisheries, Biodiversity and Geomorphology Team Leader for the area and his team will be giving an Environment Agency Update and details of their project work

Giles Evans, North East Fisheries Enforcement Manager for the Angling Trust will also be presenting about Fisheries Enforcement in Northumberland

Open Forum Session – Ask questions and raise issues with the Environment Agency and the Angling Trust

This meeting is free to attend and open to all. It is aimed at ALL freshwater anglers, Coarse and Game. It is a key opportunity to hear about the work of the Environment Agency and is a chance to tell the Angling Trust what YOU think their priorities should be. Plus updates from key organisations in your area.

It looks like being a fascinating meeting, so if you love angling and live within reach of the venue, make sure you attend.

If there is a specific question you would like to ask at the meeting please let us know in advance by emailing

To register, just click the link below


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Cormorants and Goosanders

23 May

The Fish-Eating Birds Review, commissioned by DEFRA, last year published its recommendations on reducing the impact of predation by fish-eating birds in England. New measures endorsed by the then DEFRA Minister Richard Benyon include the introduction of three Fisheries Management Advisors (FMAs) and a new area licence to allow greater flexibility by encouraging and allowing fisheries to work together for greater effect.

(Angling Trust Website)


The Fisheries Management Advisor for the North East is Richard Bamforth, and The Angling Trust are urging those who need advice or help with control of fish-eating birds to contact him



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