Angling Trust

Our club is a member of the Angling Trust. We have joined as a club because this organisation protects our interests as a club and provides us with various membership benefits. However, the Angling Trust depends on thousands of individual anglers to join in their own right. Individual membership is only £25 a year, less than 50p a week, and we urge all our members to give serious consideration to supporting the work of the Trust and its unique legal arm Fish Legal. The Trust’s activities are listed below, along with the benefits of individual membership.

The Angling Trust represents all coarse, game and sea anglers in England.

  • They fight to protect fish stocks in the sea and freshwater
  • They fight to keep access open for anglers fishing in lakes, rivers, harbours, estuaries and offshore
  • They help young people to learn how to fish responsibly
  • They promote the benefits of angling to all
  • They represent anglers’ interests to Government, the Environment Agency, the Marine Management Organisation, British Waterways and everyone else who can affect your fishing
  • They take legal action to repair and stop damage to fishing owned or leased by our members
  • They organise national competitions and manage Team England Angling in all disciplines
  • They get exclusive deals for members (see below)

Special Deals for Angling Trust members:

  • Up to 20% off RRP on all tackle and clothing at
  • Discounts on many other products and services
  • Fish For Free loyalty programme – earn points on fishing at over 200 retailers
  • Free Angling Trust newsletters and e-updates
  • Free £5m public liability insurance
  • Access to Angling Trust competitions
  • Many more great discounts and offers

Most importantly, you become part of the Angling Trust’s campaigns and legal action to protect angling from: commercial over-fishing, cormorants, universal canoe access, pollution, poaching, restrictions to access, unnecessary health & safety regulations, over-abstraction, dredging of marine aggregates, salmon farming, hydropower, flood defence works, bad legislation, misrepresentation in the media…and a host of other threats to the sport we love.

All this for less than 50p per week!
Please join as an individual member today, so that you can go fishing tomorrow.