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We know how much you’ve all been waiting to get back out onto the banks safely. So we wanted to let you know that the Government’s latest review of lockdown restrictions means that we can all do exactly that from today, Wednesday 13 May, in England only (the situation in Wales is being clarified, visit Natural Resources Wales for the latest position).
This decision recognises the fact that fishing can be done safely while still adhering to social distancing guidelines. Obviously this is great news for the entire angling community, but it’s vital that when we do go fishing, we all do so responsibly and safely in order to continue playing our own part in protecting ourselves, others and key public services.
As we start returning to the banks, it’s really important to follow the latest guidance on social distancing which remain in place. More detailed information on how to fish safely at this time can be found on the Angling Trust website.
Please don’t forget to check that your licence is still valid before you head out. If your licence has expired, you can renew your licence at GOV.UK. You’ll still need permission from the fisheries owner to go fishing and all byelaws, rules and regulations including the Close Season are still applicable at this time.