Environment Agency; Salmon Exploitation Consultation Document.

22 Sep

To assist its members in completing the Environment Agencies consultation document. The Wear Anglers Association have prepared guidance notes for those members who may have difficulty in completing the document.

The notes in the form of a draft document can be accessed by clicking on ‘select another association’  at the bottom of this page and then entering the Wear Anglers Association site.

Managing salmon fisheries in England and on the Border Esk.

4 Sep

Between the 23rd August and the 9th October 2017 the Environment Agency in conjunction with the Angling Trust are holding a major ‘open’ consultation survey with all those involved in the process of fishing for salmon and sea trout.

This consultation exercise is seeking views on the possible options that have been developed to reduce the exploitation of salmon by the fisheries in England and the Border Esk that target them. It forms part of the commitment to restore salmon stocks in England that is made by the Salmon Five Point Approach.

If you have not had an invitation to take part in the survey then details and an open survey document can be found on the Environment Agency website at S5PA@environment-agency.gov.uk

This exercise provides everyone involved in the sport the opportunity to express their views and opinions on measures that should be introduced to conserve migratory fish stocks.

It is your sport, please get involved!

Angling Trust: North East Fisheries Forums.

1 Sep

The Angling Trust in association with the Environment Agency have arranged two further public consultation meetings with regard to the ongoing issue of ‘Managing Salmon Fisheries.’ And in particular salmon and sea trout netting off the north east coast.

The first forum will take place on September 20th 2017 at;

  • The Bowburn Community Centre,
    Durham Road,
    Co: Durham.
    DH6 5AT

The second forum will be held on 3rd October 2017 at;

  • The Comrades Club
    4c Market Place,

Both meetings will start at 7.00pm.

Mark Owen, ‘Angling Trust Head of Freshwater ‘ will talk about ‘Salmon and Sea Trout netting’ and the need for all anglers to get involved with the current Environment Agency ‘Managing Salmon Fisheries’ consultation process. There will also be an update on the Angling Trusts ‘Save our Salmon’ campaign.

Representatives of the Environment Agency will also be in attendance including Jon Shelly who is leading the agencies consultation process.

If you love your fishing please make every effort to attend one or even both meetings. This is a significant event that will change the way you fish in the future. Make your voice heard!





North East (Tyne) Fisheries Forum

25 May

The long awaited fisheries forum postponed from the 10th May 2017 will now take place on the 28th June 2017.

The venue, remains the same, the Newcastle Gateshead Mariott Hotel at the Metro Centre.

The agenda also remains the same with the principal topic being the 2017 Net Limitation Order.

This meeting could well impact on game angling for the next 10 years not only in the North-East but the rest of the country.

Every angler who cares about their fishing and the conservation of wild fish stocks should attend.