Covid-19 Updates

Fishing status: All fishing waters OPEN

7th January:

The Government has changed advice and has allowed fishing clubs to reopen their waters.

“The Government have now formally responded to the representations made by the Angling Trust. We have promoted the huge benefits of fishing on individual health and wellbeing and have been able to present a case to which the Government have listened. On this basis I am pleased to announce that fishing will be permitted during the third national lockdown in England.”

–  CEO, Angling Trust

5th January:

The Government’s announcement on the 5th January 2021 regarding Coronavirus has now been published. Unfortunately, fishing clubs are being instructed to close their waters immediately. It is with regret that fishing will not be permitted at any of our waters, until further notice.

“The regulations have now been published and confirm this evening’s message from the Cabinet Office that the Government have taken the decision that fishing will not be permitted during this national lockdown period. Whilst this is disappointing news I would ask anglers, fisheries and clubs to respect these rules and the reason they have been put in place; to help save lives and support the NHS.”

–  CEO, Angling Trust

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