New appointments are being appointed to the National Angling & Fisheries Advisory Group (NAAG).
The group is responsible for advising on the Canal and River Trust activities, as they work on improving fishery conditions along the 2,000 miles of waterways it cares for.
- Ian Trayer replaces David Kent as chairman
- David will remain as a group member.
- Rod Bracey and John Johnson step down in July 2017
- Kye Jerrom and Andy Strickland will replace them
Ian Trayer: A lifelong angler who these days focuses on catching specimen fish both at home and abroad. Ian is a retired professor of biochemistry with a specific interest in water quality and molecular biology. He remains active at club level with Barnt Green Fisheries who manage the fishing at the Trust-owned Bittell Reservoir complex.
Kye Jerrom: An Environment Agency fisheries technical specialist in the Anglian region, Kye has a wealth of knowledge of technical fisheries issues. A former level 2 angling coach, he remains an active match angling participant representing the Browning Hotrods team in the nation’s most prestigious angling events.
Andy Strickland: A former chartered accountant, Andy is secretary of the Prince Albert Angling Society, the UK’s largest fishing club. As well as having fisheries interests on various Trust canals and reservoirs, Andy manages a portfolio of over 200 fisheries from South Wales north to the Scottish borders. Through Andy, the society have carried out significant volunteering work on their fisheries.
The roles are three-year terms. The NAAG meets three times a year and in the coming 12 months the group will be looking at how to encourage a new generation of anglers through its Go Fish campaign. The project examines the issue of non-native invasive species on the waterways, and improves the environmental appraisal process to better serve both fisheries and angling clubs.