New Allwater fly launched to raise money for Fishing for schools

| Campaigns, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Press Release

World-renowned fly tying manufacturer Fulling Mill and legendary fly fisherman Charles Jardine have launched the Allwater™ fly series, a new and unique pattern that aims to catch fish on all types of water. All profits made from Allwater fly sets will go directly to Fishing 4 Schools, a charity run by Charles and The Countryside…

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Canoe Wales admit there is “no right to paddle”

| Campaigns, Fishing

After a long campaign from anglers and the Countryside Alliance Wales, Welsh Government finally spells out clear message that those who canoe on inland waters must abide by guidelines.   The Countryside Alliance has today welcomed a statement from Canoe Wales which it is hoped will end the cat and mouse game over access to inland…

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Charles Jardine’s tips for late season magic

| Campaigns, Fishing

Our sporting experts offer seasonal advice in our membership magazine, and you can also read them online. Angling legend Charles Jardine offers fishing tips while The Hunting Office’s Tim Bonner writes on hunting and Shooting Campaign Manager David Taylor provides his advice on shooting.   Charlie’s autumn advice is as follows: Now is the time to…

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Angling conference in London

| Campaigns, Fishing

This week an important angling conference was held on London’s South Bank. Teams from The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s flagship Fishing for Schools project, as well as from Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, which we fund, were both in attendance. The conference, ‘Fishing for Answers’, had a strong focus on the social and youth-related benefits…

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The plight of our rivers

| Campaigns, Fishing

Riverkeeper Chris de Cani writes: The warnings over possible drought restrictions came as no surprise to those charged with caring for the Chalkstreams in the South of England. Successive dry winters have left groundwater chronically unreplenished and the springs that feed these unique rivers at their lowest level in recent memory.   Crystal clear and void…

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Fishfight success!

| Campaigns, Fishing

Wednesday, 19 January 2011 The Countryside Alliance backed Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s successful Fishfight campaign. Hugh’s campaign focused on the fact that “around half of the fish caught by fishermen in the North Sea are unnecessarily thrown back into the ocean, dead. The problem is that in a mixed fishery where many different fish live together, fishermen cannot…

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The Wild Trout Trust

| Campaigns, Fishing

Conservationist, angler and author Charles Rangeley-Wilson, writes for our Autumn 2013 magazine about the Wild Trout Trust, the charity he created around his kitchen table which now does such vital work for our waterways. Through Advisory Visits, “Trout in the Town”, conservation officers, videos, booklets and an annual conservation award, the Trust is certainly busy,…

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Salmon stocks 2010

| Campaigns, Fishing

Countryside Alliance fisheries policy officer Tim Hoggarth has reported on the CEFAS Annual Assessment of Salmon Stocks and Fisheries in England and Wales 2010. Tim reports: I have just received my copy of the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) annual assessment of salmon stocks for 2010. My comments follow: a.Licenses. (1)Rods a little…

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