Anglers Protecting Angling
Fishery Watch is a nationwide organisation that is a trading name of UK Angling & Conservation Group Ltd, a registered not for profit company it was established by a team of dedicated anglers, in order promote and protect angling and the environment in and around fisheries, rivers, streams & canals in the United Kingdom and beyond.
We are very different from other organisations out there, we are 100% independant from any government body, this enables us to take on cases and investigations that others organisations would not even consider.
Fishery Watch is hoping to join up with other organisations around the country in order to work together and cover as much of the country as is possible in order to protect our great sport & the environment and wildlife around fisheries all over the country.
Surveillance Service for Affilliated Fisheries & Clubs
Fishery Watch is proud is proud to announce our new Fishery Surveillance service, this service is available to all Fishery Watch affilliated Clubs & Fisheries. We have kitted ourselves out with some pretty high-tech surveillance equipment and we are available to help when we available.
The only charge we make for this service is out of pocket expenses like fuel and we ask you to make a donation that you can afford and you decide how much, it all helps. This is another great not for profit service from Fishery Watch.
We are available for day & night-time surveillance using some of the latest technology available, it does not matter if it is a case of fish theft or a predation survey we are able to cater for all of your needs.
Simply give us a call on 0333 011 5888 for further information on this unique service and we will give you an estimate of the expenses involved.
Fishery Watch Area Coordinator Daniel Hughes today (30/5/2020) attended a local fishery to assist with a act of vandalism, it could have been very nasty for the fish stocks as two aerator's had been upturned in the lakes, creating a risk of electrocution not only to the fish but also to whoever was responsible.
Daniel was quickly in attendance to assist the bailiff with the clear up and to assist with retrieving the equipment, hopefull they maybe able to save them and we hope that this incident does not cause the fishery to much inconvenience to the extent that it means anglers loose out on fishing.
This is just another example that shows that Fishery Watch is always there when our fisheries need us, Our guys are always ready to go and respond when anglers and fisheries need us.
Fighting for Black Rock Lave Net Fishery
Fishery Watch has taken on the fight to preserve the ancient art of Lave Net Fishing on the Severn Estuary, Black Rock Lave net Fishery is the last remaining group of lave net fishermen left in Wales.
There entire existance is being threatened by the rules that there landlord, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) are imposing on the group by insisting that they can only operate on a catch and release basis. This practice has been going on for hundreds of years, Fishery Watch knows from the information we have received that there practice poses no threat whatsoever to the Salmon stocks, in fact we believe that they catch a lot less than a very small percentage of the fish that are being killed in the spawning rivers of the River Wye & River Severn. But it would appear that Natural Resources Wales are happy to allow the massively increased number that die every year from the method they are imposing of Catch & Release.
Fishery Watch is honoured to join the fight to preserve the future of this ancient Lave Net Fishery, unfortunately if this fishery goes that is the end of Lave Net fishing in Wales forever, how sad is that the whole ancient practice will just be dissolved to the history books forever. Fishery Watch cannot and will not allow this to happen without a fisht, and fight we will.
Please JOIN US in the fight, you do not have to be a member or even join us to help the fight for Black Rock Lave Net Fishery.