National Angling & Fisheries Advisory Group New Appointees

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 [...]

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Going Large At The Big One

Professional Anglers Association (PAA) coaches Tony Forman and Dave Brown, together with directors Roger Smith and Paul Forman, worked tirelessly over the weekend of The Big One Show to raise £683.86 for charitable purposes. The tackle raffle they ran was [...]

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A Threat to Our Fisheries

How can we as coaches help the stop of Invasive Non Native Species? By John Blewitt. The simple answer is, on our own we can’t, but we can help to cut down on the spread. By following some simple routines, we can help to cut down on the risk of spreading these “beasties”.

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TAKE SOMEONE FISHING FOR FREE

The Easter holiday period heralds the first of three TAKE A FRIEND FISHING (TAFF) campaign initiatives for 2015, to encourage parents, grandparents, guardians and friends to enjoy fishing with family members and friends who have not fished before, free of [...]

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Angling dignitary becomes Patron of the Kevin Green Angling Academy

Les Webber MBE, founder of award-winning Angling Projects and stalwart supporter of recruiting young people into angling, has accepted an invitation to become the Patron of the Kevin Green Angling Academy (KGAA). The Academy was officially launched in August 2014, [...]

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NFM 2014 – Absolutely Fabulous

This year’s National Fishing Month (NFM) exceeded organisers’ expectations and introduced thousands of new people to angling. A total of 310 special NFM events were staged during July and August 2014, attended by enthusiastic participants from across the UK.

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DIGNITARIES AND CELEBRITIES LINE UP TO HAVE A GO DURING NATIONAL FISHING MONTH

The National Fishing Month (NFM) launch at the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace was a roaring success despite the best efforts from the unpredictable weather. Coaches from the Professional Anglers Association (PAA) and the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA) [...]

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PAA reaction to conviction of Leeds child abuser

The Professional Anglers’ Association (PAA) has reacted strongly to news of the conviction and jailing of Leeds-based angling coach Paul Stead for a string of child abuse offences. PAA Chairman Dr Bruno Broughton said: “We are aware that although Stead [...]

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Countdown to National Fishing Month 2013

A press release from our colleagues at National Fishing Month: With less than a month to go, it’s full steam ahead for National Fishing Month (NFM) organised by the Angling Trades Association and its supporting partners. To date, over 250 [...]

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