The Angling Passport scheme opens up new waters, bringing the joy of the river and fishing to more people than ever before. It enables enterprising fishermen to explore some of the most beautiful and least fished pieces of water we have, and all for just a few pounds.
When looking through our beats you will see that many are becks and streams that require a different more stealthy approach to fishing than usual, which will test even the most experienced of anglers. That said, the beats all have good access and are easy to fish making them ideal places for beginners to learn and practice their skills.
Having carried out electrofishing surveys on all of these beats we can honestly say that there are some surprisingly good fish to be found in the deeper pools, under those overhanging branches and in the trailing roots of trees.
When you buy your tokens to go fishing on our passport scheme, you know that the benefit will be going straight back into improving the river.
PINPOINT is a joint project between the Rivers Trust and the England Catchment Sensitive Farming Delivery Initiative (ECSFDI) to provide information and advice through Rivers Trusts on reducing diffuse water pollution from agriculture. ECSFDI is a partnership project between Defra, Natural England and the Environment Agency.