The forum which is one of the eight across England and was brought about in 2011 to provide focus at Regional level within the Angling Trust. It also has a key role to play in working at both regional and local level with the Environment Agency, providing consultation and partnership on fisheries and angling. The forum ran at regional level upto the summer of 2014, when the agency annouced that the regional management tier was being removed in thier round of restructiring.
Re-aligned to EA Area level into 2 areas, Lincs & Northants - The merger of Beds & Cambs & Essex, Suffolk & Norfolk into the now East Anglia Area
Since the onset of the COVID pandemic the forum has now evolved into a virtual solution run nationally by the Angling Trust and the EA.
For more direct information see https://anglingtrust.net/regional-forums/
The forum supports 4 consultatives around the region.
All are locally focussed and have great support from the local F&B officers from the Environment Agency.