To help mitigate the potential consequences of the assessment of conservation status on angling club membership, a funding package of up to £100,000 is available to support clubs to market catch-and-release as a sustainable activity.
The two year programme aims to:
support angling clubs to mitigate membership decline as a result of mandatory catch-and-release
provide direct assistance and guidance for angling clubs through a marketing and promotion strategy to advertise catch-and-release as a sustainable and desirable activity
promote catch-and-release more widely as a sustainable method
support angling clubs to improve catch reporting to feed into the Conservation Plan process, and
promote good handling practice
Any angling clubs keen to learn more about the programme and how to access support should complete the form on the FishPal website or alternatively they can contact Tom Cater on 01573 470 612 to discuss.
Fishpal has produced a progress report on the first six months and it can be accessed here.