Some clubs have received letters from an anti fracking compagin group and have asked what is the Angling Trust policy on this.
I have received a copy from Martin Salter of an open letter to the minster of state signed by all the Environmental Governing Bodies on this matter. Which can used to respond to this type of correspondence.
AT East of England Forum Chair
28 people attended Langham community centre for this years visit into Essex for the Regional Forum.
Marcus Sibley from the Environment Agency presented the 1st item on what they provide for anglers, supported by Adam Clark on various projects within the Area.
Paul Thomas the AT Regional Enforcement Manager presented the work in setting up the Voluntary Bailiffing Service and how the police are actively becoming involved with fish theft.
James Lews presented the work undertaken on participation and getting people into angling. Followed by a passionate talk by Nick Watkins on junior engagement in Essex..
Many questions were put to the presenters during the forum, which gave the event a very open and transparant view on what is being done to progress fisheries and angling within the area,