Angling Improvement Fund seeks applications


The Angling Trust is asking fishing clubs and fisheries to apply for funding to boost fishing participation as part of the latest round of the Angling Improvement Fund.

The Environment Agency has made an additional £200,000 available after strong rod licence sales in 2014/15. This will support the National Angling Strategy by funding 40 to 50 projects in England.

The money includes:

£150,000 to support projects themed “Access for All” aimed at increasing participation for people with disabilities by tackling poor access to and at fisheries.

A further £50,000 will combat fish predation by funding fish refuges, non-lethal control of cormorants and goosanders, otter-proof fencing and other projects to manage unsustainable predation of fish stocks.

Closing dates for applications vary, please see the Angling website for details.


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