News

Sunday, 12th March 2017

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our 2017 auction raised a total of £94,255, an unprecedented figure for WTT. Thank you so much to all who donated lots and those who joined the auction, as bidders or (hopefully) winners.

WTT’s team is already busy matching lot donors and winners, but please bear with us while we sort payments and communication between those donors and winners.

We have very few unsold lots but we will probably relist those we have on ebay, so please keep an eye on the WTT website, www.wildtrout.org, for further details.

Again, thank you all. Could I also take the opportunity to thank the WTT team who’ve driven this success: Denise Ashton, Christina Bryant and our excellent volunteers, Sean Flanagan, Patrick Lloyd and Kris Kent.

Thursday, 2nd March 2017

Two late lots added and some changes to lots which are not reflected in the catalogue, but will be correct on eBay when the auction goes live on 3 March,

Click here for the list of late lots and changes. This version updated 2 March.

Thursday, 2nd March 2017

best charity

We are delighted to receive a silver award for ‘Best Fishing Charity of Organisation’ from Fish and Fly in the 2016 Fly Fishing Industry Awards.

WTT Vice President Paul Procter received a gold award for ‘Best Guide or Instructor’.

For full details of all the awards, click here

Thursday, 2nd March 2017

Matthew WrightWe delighted to announce that Matthew Wright, journalist and presenter of ‘The Wright Stuff’ on Channel 5, has joined the eteemed ranks of Vice Presidents of the Wild Trout Trust.

Matthew said:

"I’m profoundly honoured to be a Vice President of a charity that has done so much already for this country’s rivers and lakes and the wonderful creatures they support. My appointment coincides with a watershed moment in history for the future of the UK environment and I intend to use my voice to insure our wild brown trout don’t get forgotten about."

 About Matthew Wright:

Matthew was a keen coarse angler from the moment he first picked up a rod aged eight on a Norfolk Broads boating holiday and has been a dedicated fly-fisher since first learning the art in 1999. Ambitious to see where on the planet he might take his new found skills, the TV and radio presenter has travelled far and wide not just to trophy destinations like Canada and New Zealand but more exotic locations still: India, Bhutan and South Africa. Honorary president of Britain’s oldest fishing club, Amwell Magna, and an active member of Wilton Fly Fishers, Matthew maintains it’s the wild brown trout of the River Usk that fascinate him most.

 With the growing popularity of social media, the experienced journalist believes there’s never been a better time to raise awareness and garner support for our most beautiful and precious of freshwater fish as well as the waterways they inhabit. 

Friday, 24th February 2017

The Environment Agency will launch, on 1 March 2017, a new website “Get a Fishing Licence”. This simplifies the process of buying a fishing licence for England & Wales: www.gov.uk/get-a-fishing-licence. You can now buy a rod licence on line, by phone or at the Post Office. EA say this is part of a series of improvements to the service, which include:

•        Free fishing for junior anglers, up to the age of 17, announced in November 2016

•        The fishing licence now lasts for 12 months from the day it is bought, rather than expiring at the end of March each year

•        The use of three rods now needs just one licence, rather than two.

Friday, 24th February 2017

Action for Conservation (AFC, http://www.actionforconservation.org) is a charity that seeks to inspire young people to a long-term belief in the wonder of the natural world, to shape their dreams and actions.

AFC run summer camps, filled with conservation activities, careers advice and adventure, guided by young conservation professionals, the AFC team and partners such as the National Trust and The Nature Conservancy. Participants will connect with nature and learn how to protect it alongside other young people from across the UK, returning ready to drive change in their community as Conservation Ambassadors. You can find out more about last year’s adventure here.

AFC has just launched a challenge for free places on their 5-day residential summer camps. Young people aged 12-16 from across the UK can enter the challenge before the March 31st deadline for the chance to win a free place on one of our two camps: 22nd - 26th July and the 31st July - 4th August at the National Trust’s Stackpole Reserve in Pembrokeshire.  

Entries to the challenge won’t take long and are welcomed from individuals or pairs of young people. Find out more and enter here before 31 March 2017. 
 

Monday, 6th February 2017

The Environment Agency in England is seeking a new Head of Fisheries (or, more correctly, a new Deputy Director of Agriculture, Fisheries & the Natural Environment), to replace Sarah Chare who has moved on to a Midlands Area Manager’s role within EA.

Sarah was a passionate advocate for rivers and fish and a great friend to WTT; she will be much missed but we wish her all the very best in her new role. 

Details of the vacant post are here.  Closing date of 13 February. 

Friday, 3rd February 2017

The Atlantic Salmon Trust are seeking to employ a highly motivated programme coordinator with excellent people, organisation and presentation skills to head up their Salmonid Acoustic Tracking Programme. The job is based in Edinburgh. See the AST website for details.

http://www.atlanticsalmontrust.org/job-vacancy-acoustic-tracking-programme-coordinator/

Friday, 3rd February 2017

The Wild Trout Trust will have a stand at the British Fly Fair International in Stafford.  Please come and visit us.

We will have auction catalogues and a few choice auction lots on display in addition to our library of books, CDs, DVDs and magazines. 

 

 

Saturday, 21st January 2017

We have compiled this list of clubs, syndicates and private fisheries to assist our supporters who may be looking for new waters to fish in 2017.

The list will be held on the ‘Wild Trout Fishing’ page of this website, and updated as new clubs ask to add their details.

If you would like your club to be added, please contact dashton@wildtrout.org.

                                                                                                                                                                

Syndicate content