Fish Specific Clubs & Societies


Angling Trust


"The Angling Trust is the representative body for game, coarse and sea anglers in England. Our members support the campaigns and legal action we carry out to protect fish stocks and our programmes to increase the number of anglers fishing for fun and in competitions. We're fighting for the future of YOUR fishing, but we need YOUR support to do more. If you want to protect your fish and fishing, for now and in future join your representative body today."


Barbel Catchers Club


"The barbel catchers club is a small specimen group, dedicated to the pursuit of barbel across the rivers of Great Britain."


British Carp Study Group


"The B.C.S.G. is a national single species organization for experienced and successful carp anglers. It`s main purpose is to encourage and facilitate free exchange of information between members who, by the nature of the standard required for membership, are some of the most experienced carp anglers in the country."


Catfish Conservation Group


"The CCG is the World's first club dedicated to fishing for the wels catfish. We are based in England but have catfishing members all over the World.If you want to know more information about the wels catfish, where to find them and how to catch them, or want to get hold of specialist catfishing tackle, you've come to the right place."


Lure Anglers Society


"The LAS is the club for all lure anglers - whether your interest lies in catching pike, perch, chub, zander, bass or even something more exotic. If you are looking for advice on how to start lure angling, help with a particular technique, even lure fishing on foreign travels, there is usually someone in the society, who has been there and done it to offer you advice. "


Pike Anglers Alliance for Scotland


"In the face of the political changes in Scotland, due to devolution in 1999, the future of angling related legislation by the Scottish Executive, in combination with other relevant factors relative to pike angling in Scotland, a Scottish based pike angling organisation is seen as the future for our sport."


Pike Anglers club Of Great Britain


"The Pike Anglers' Club of Great Britain was formed in 1977 as a direct result of changing attitudes toward pike. For far too long pike had been regarded by fishery owners and some anglers as vermin, to be killed and removed at all costs. Since it's inception, the PAC has done much to drastically change this mistaken attitude and pike are now widely regarded as a positive element in the natural balance of any fishery; and are valued as a sport fish for all anglers to enjoy."


Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling


The SFCA is committed to:

  • Safeguarding the future of coarse angling in Scotland
  • Providing equal opportunities for all to get involved in this great sport
  • Protecting the rights of access to fishing
  • Promoting the development of sustainable, environmentally responsible fisheries
  • Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults within the sport
  • Providing coaches and pathways to ensure that anglers can develop and achieve their personal goals

Sustainable Eel Group


The Sustainable Eel Group was formed to take action to support the recovery of the European Eel and emerged from the very successful Bridgewater conference on the eel organised and run jointly by the Institute of Fisheries Management and the Environment Agency.


Our aim is to have healthy eel populations, distributed throughout their natural range fulfilling their role in the aquatic environment and capable of supporting sustainable exploitation for the benefit of local economies.


The Barbel Society


"The Barbel Society is designed to provide an effective link for ALL barbel anglers and to represent their interests effectively."


The Chub Study Group


"The Chub Study Group is a long established small friendly group of like-minded specimen anglers dedicated to the pursuit and study of Chub."


The National Anguilla Club


"The National Anguilla Club was formed for eel angling specialists in 1962. It is one of the longest, if not the longest continuously running specimen groups ever formed."


The Perchfishers


"Our aim is to further the knowledge of Perch as a species including the methods and locations for its capture, with special emphasis on large specimens. We do this by the sharing of knowledge and by fishing in a true spirit of sportsmanship and friendship with all other members of the Perchfishers."


The Tenchfishers


"The Tenchfishers have a heritage going back to 1954 and are in fact one of the oldest single species groups. Anglers such as the late member Len Head put specimen tench fishing on the map with his great Bures Lake captures. Today the group still pursues specimen fish but the traditionalist and the pleasure angler, who have a sustained interest in tench fishing are just as welcome."