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Coronavirus and fishing
Angling Trust statement: All systems go from March 29th.
Updated: March 19th, 2021

We were delighted to announce this week that we had received confirmation that all forms of angling including night fishing, charter boat angling and match fishing will be able to resume from March 29th under new Covid guidance for the return of outdoor sports and recreation in England.  This followed the Angling Trust's 'Fishing out of Lockdown' submission to the Cabinet Office in February and a series of "intense discussions" with Government officials on the contents of the new guidance. 

Angling Trust CEO Jamie Cook welcomed the news saying:

"We made it clear to the Government that recreational fishing has provided a valuable lifeline for many thousands of people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds throughout this pandemic. It has been conducted safely and responsibly with strong Covid secure guidelines in place covering every aspect of our sport. 

"I’m pleased that the multiple benefits that angling delivers have again been acknowledged and that we can all look forward to a return to the angling opportunities we were able to enjoy last summer and autumn.”

Please Click Here to view the full statement.

In the meantime please abide by all current restrictions and Stay Safe. 

              John Davey Chairman of SOTAS

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