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UPDATED 7-11-20: What we know so far regarding the current Covid-19 lockdown in England applicable from 5th November to 2nd December 2020 :

Shore angling is specifically permitted if social distancing etc regulations are adhered to.

We have just received information from the Angling Trust that they have now been advised that boats can put to sea, staying in compliance around family, one other member, social distancing etc (going with more than one member other than from the skipper's household is specifically prohibited.)

See Boat angling advice

Government regulations prohibit the holding of scheduled competitions during the lockdown period but that does not apply to annual trophies, fish of the month schemes and the like.

Under government legislation for the current lockdown, clubs are required to close their clubhouse.

It seems that tackle shops will still be able to operate a ‘click and collect’ service. So we are still fishing.

24-10-20: Prolific Offender fined once again for comercial netting offences.
A Google search on both skipper and boat seem to show a catalogue of prior serious offences.
COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: UPDATE September 2020: 

The government announced on 10-5-20, that we could go fishing again from Wednesday 13-5-20 BUT SOCIAL DISTANCING WAS STILL TO BE MAINTAINED.

As of 9th September the rule of 6 applies in all normal circumstances and carries a potential fine of £100 for non-conformance. Social distancing to be maintained.

See the latest AT advice here AT Covid-19 Advice
In late April, the Angling Trust submitted proposals to government to allow angling to resume and that paid a large part in the change that allowed us to and is another example of what AT does for us anglers. 
For full details of the original AT submission see here (click on)     Get fishing again
30-3-20: For new Angling Trust web site page just for marine see (click on):-
Additionally a new AT web site introduced to keep anglers and their families entertained during the Covid-19 lockdown and help relieve some of the stress and worries we’re all experiencing right now. (click on):-
16-4-20; Association of IFCAs publish interactive map showing control measures in force (eg bottom towed gear) 
20-3-20: Southern IFCA proposed inshore netting control
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 20-3-20: Hand working permits DSIFCA
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25-3-20: IW committee AGM was set for
21-4-2020 but is now postponed due to current government restrictions. New date will be advised once circumstances allow.
See below on this page

18-12-19: BASSIn 2020 sea anglers will have their bag limit increased from 1 fish per day per person to 2 fish and the open season will be increased from 7 months to 9 months (1 March to 30 November).

20-11-19: AT is seeking comments on proposed amendments to its list of target weights for its annual specimen award scheme. Secretaries of affiliated clubs on the IW have been contacted seeking their club's views on suggested changes appropriate to just our local area.
13-12-19: still awaiting responses from Ventnor & Totland clubs.
A local sea angling forum was held on
Thursday 21st November 2019 in Portsmouth. It was open to all, not just AT members & was well attended by 30-40 people.
A further forum is being planned for the new year 2020 here on the IW at Ryde.
6-9-19: URGENT APPEAL: The IW division of AT is urgently seeking a volunteer or volunteers to take on the roles of division chairman and division secretary as the current officer is no longer willing to stand. Without such volunteers coming forward, there has been a suggestion that it be proposed that the IW division be wound up. Please support your local division by coming forward. If you don't have the personal email address of an officer then please use the send a message function under the contact us page.
14-10-19: An alternative proposed by AT is for the IW to merge with the Wessex division.
11-12-19: See lots of info about the current Bass situation & new campaign by clicking here:-
27-4-18: 2018 AGM: SEE BELOW
28-8-17: Received preliminary report that IW boat record for Gilt Head Bream has been broken with a fish of 5 lbs plus. Subject to confirmation & further details
Now confirmed. Will Merwood 5lbs 1/2 oz
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12-8-17: Live Wrasse Commercial Fishery: Angling Trust Campaign read more button



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