The challenges ahead of us

Fishing can be a solitary adventure and I’m not talking about just being by the water. If only anglers could find a way of working together for the greater good then we could achieve some great outcomes. However my favourite saying is that angling means so many things  to so many different people and clearly…

What Future for the Broads Fishery

Do you remember 1992? football launched the Premier League, John Major won 14million votes, the IRA were still bombing London and the Ford Mondeo seamed space age. It was also the year that the management of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Fishery began its decline. Until 1992 rod licences had been regional, but with privatisation…

New Year New Approach

At our relaunch event in Oct 2021, we laid out our intention to address the sustainability of the Broads Fishery and our membership supported this unanimously to place the Broads Fishery on a sustainable footing. We have seen through the whole Hoveton saga, that the statutory bodies have little interest in fishing and fisheries, so…

Christmas News from BASG

Well what a year again, with many of us again getting away from all of the worldly issues by taking time out by the water doing our favoured pastime. People outside our world of angling ask me, what is it that fishing brings to you? My favoured expression is that angling means so many things…

Hoveton a way forward

Chairman’s Chat Nov-2021 We have finally reached a position with the Hoveton saga, following a legal exchange between the respective groups. We have concluded that our legal challenge is no longer needed, as in the agency’s own words, the fish do have enforceable protection within the permit conditions, if it’s then proved the barriers do…

Bloody Minded To

Well so much for the media, an article by Rachel Salvidge from the ENDS team on the future of the Natural England HGB project. See  Article Last week we finally got to see the actual outcome from the EA management on the issue in a 322 page report. This now goes through another “minded to”…