The latest on the Canoe Issue from the Anglers Trust

Chief Executive Mark Lloyd sets the record straight on our canoes campaign

“There are some people inside and outside the angling community who have accused us of being kill-joys and taking a “get off my land” attitude.  The Angling Trust and Fish Legal are not trying to stop people canoeing.  There are thousands of miles of navigable canals, lakes and rivers where there is a statutory right of navigation (e.g. Thames, Lower Severn, Lower Wye, Lower Trent etc.) and we are not trying to limit access to these waters. 

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 29,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

2014 Season Presentation

At the club AGM, held at The 68 Cafe on Friday night, the trophies were handed out for the most successful anglers of the 2014 season. John Boy Walker collected the trophy for the biggest sea trout caught this season and will also receive a box of Dai Jones flies. The big winner of the evening was Jenna Hindmarsh, who took the ladies trophy along with the trophies for the biggest salmon of the season and the biggest fish overall, both for the impressive 18.5lb salmon Jenna hooked on the River Wear at the end of the season.


John Boy Walker – for the biggest sea trout


Jenna Hindmarsh – with the ladies trophy, the biggest salmon and biggest fish overall