A survey undertaken to better understand the needs of anglers who fish canals has received an incredible response the Canal & River Trust have said.
Virtually all of the 205 clubs who control stretches owned by the charity responded to requests to take part in the telephone based questionnaire which will help towards the creation of a 10-year angling action plan. The survey included numerous questions aimed at providing the CRT with feedback and ideas from club secretaries in order to learn what anglers want for the future of canal fishing.
National Fisheries and Angling Manager John Ellis was delighted with the news: “We are very happy with how many clubs have come back with responses as it will help us to create plans for fishing on the canals which will suit anglers for years to come. It also shows us that canal angling is still as popular as ever and that people still want to fish the waterways which is great for the sport,” he said.