We use the law on behalf of anglers to fight polluters and others who damage or threaten the water environment
Anglers launch legal action over Environment Agency’s failure to curb Yorkshire Water sewage spills
Anaerobic Digester At Centre Of Wye Court Case Investigated For Planning Breaches
Public’s ‘right to know’ about water company pollution could be scrapped
Water Giant Referred to Information Watchdog for Withholding Environmental Information
Inner Sound pilot scheme
Innis trout fishery
Norfolk Broads fish barriers face legal challenge
Pollution of the Afon Llynfi
Landmark wins against polluters
Fish Legal has successfully fought everyone from rogue farmers to multinational corporations on behalf of its members while in many cases the government and statutory bodies have done little or nothing. We win pollution cases against companies large and small, allowing compensation to be put where it is most needed – to the angling clubs and fishery owners affected, so that they can restore their waters. We have only been able to do this thanks to the loyal support of our members.
How Fish Legal helps you
Fish Legal was set up by an enlightened angler who knew that anglers’ private rights and the civil law could be used to take direct action against polluters.
Fish Legal is a unique, membership association and everything its lawyers do is funded collectively by members’ subscriptions, donations and legacies. Funds are effectively pooled so that no member has to foot the costs of taking action.
What our members say
Parkwood Trout Fishery
David Curtis, Director
Save Our Sea Bass B.A.S.S. Restoration Officer
Afan Valley Angling Club
Working with the Angling Trust
Fish Legal is a not-for-profit membership association which promotes and encourages the conservation and sustainable management of UK rivers, stillwaters and coastal waters and the role of angling within this. We use the law to fight pollution and other damage and threats to the water environment on behalf of anglers, consistent with these objectives.
We are united in a collaborative relationship with the Angling Trust, a representative body for anglers and angling in England and Wales. The Angling Trust is the only organisation that campaigns and lobbies for all anglers on issues affecting salt and freshwater and the fish and angling activities of each of these environments. They are recognised by Sport England as the National Governing Body for angling and work in partnership with Natural Resources Wales and Visit Wales to deliver the Fishing in Wales programme.
Joint membership packages with the Angling Trust are available for individuals, clubs, fisheries and other categories.