Angling Club Anger Over Environment Agency Indifference to East Midlands Airport Pollution
Her Majesty’s cheese supplier fined £1.52 million for environmental crimes
Natural Resources Wales conclude that there is no environmental damage on the River Wye
Natural Resources Wales accept publicly for the first time that poultry industry is damaging river Wye
Legal Action Against Llynfi Polluter Hindered by Natural Resources Wales
Southern Water drop plan to abstract water from rare chalk stream below level set to protect wild salmon
Poultry unit in North Yorkshire rejected by local planners
Fish Legal highlights risk to Rivers Wye and Lugg of Anaerobic Digestor plans in Ledbury
Another Herefordshire River Suffers Bankside Damage by Landowner
Holyrood Committee hosts “crucial/urgent investigation” of Scottish fishing
Fish legal loses Wye case at Court of Appeal after long battle – despite planning “error of law”
Missing monitoring data leaves “Turbocharged” East Midlands Airport de-icer pollution unchecked
Scottish Government briefing bias in favour of bottom trawling exposed
Fish Legal appeals High Court decision for the sake of The River Wye
Gaps in River Wye abstraction data raise questions over regulatory oversight during times of drought
High Court turns down Fish Legal bid to challenge Powys poultry expansion plan
Southern Water drought plan for rare chalk stream faces challenge for failure to protect wild salmon
Industrial chicken complex application in Tywi catchment thrown out by planners on environmental grounds
Sewage pollution in River Tawe? “Live with it.”
Defra gives thumbs up to North Eastern IFCA’s dodgy maths for bass netting
Questions over water pollution risk from new intensive poultry proposal in Herefordshire
Environment Agency refuse to review problem permit at East Midlands Airport causing chronic pollution
Fish Legal Call For Scottish Parliament Committee To Hold An Inquiry Into The Management Of Scotland’s Inshore Fisheries
Anglers launch legal campaign to help Atlantic salmon on the River Eden
What’s the Government’s plan for measuring storm overflow volumes?
£20,000 damages for angling club hit by cyanide pollution in Derbyshire lake
Fish Legal takes River Wye poultry production pollution threat to the High Court
Cardiff High Court throws out NFU challenge to regulation to control agricultural pollution in Welsh rivers
Fish Legal to challenge Powys County Council decision to approve poultry expansion in River Wye catchment
Fish Legal begins legal action against Environment Agency for storm sewage and fish farm pollution on spring-fed Yorkshire river
Fish Legal holds up red card for Natural Resources Wales over Wye scandal
Fish Legal calls for stiff sentencing of Cathedral City cheddar producer for environmental crimes
Fish Legal raises concerns over environmental impact of Heathlands Garden Settlement
Natural England back down over Hoveton fish barrier removals should harm occur to bream spawning areas
Fish Legal says act now to stop Government hamstringing judges in environmental cases
Fish Legal fears an information blackout on storm overflows following announcements of a widespread investigation into water company non-compliance
Legal sewage pollution of River Tawe
Kent sewage pollution
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.
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.
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Riparian or Fishery Owner - Fish Legal and Angling Trust
Club or Syndicate, England - Fish Legal and Angling Trust
Club - Fish Legal Only
Charterboat - Angling Trust and Fish Legal
Syndicate - Fish Legal Only
District Salmon Fishery Boards
Parkwood Trout Fishery
David Curtis, Director
Save Our Sea Bass B.A.S.S. Restoration Officer
Afan Valley Angling Club
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.