ANGLING REMAINS HIGH ON THE POLITICAL AGENDA
DID you know Labour’s leadership contender Owen Smith is a keen angler? He’s also an enthusiastic member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Angling, which gives organisations like the Angling Trust both a platform and access to supporters in both Houses of Parliament.
This was particularly noticeable in February, when North Cornwall MP Scott Mann sponsored a parliamentary debate on the bass issue.
This led directly to the Government conceding the need to work with the Angling Trust and others on a long-term management plan to conserve the species. The Trust works with MPs of all parties.