The partnership came about from our Recreational Sea Angling (RSA) survey in 2015. It showed that anglers get most of their information regarding sea angling and fisheries managment either by word of mouth or from angling websites. Therefore Sussex IFCA decided to establish a partnership with anglers for sharing information. As such, 14 opinion formers from the tackle trade, clubs and associations and charter operators meet quarterly to discuss these import matters.
Although set up by Sussex IFCA it is not run by the IFCA, all of the members have an equal say and it is chaired by one of the members.
The aim of this partnership is to help promote Recreational Sea Angling (RSA), educate and infom on fishery management issues and give the RSA a voice here in Sussex.
Typical Agenda Topics
Fisheries managment reviews and updates
Angling Trust Campaigns
Recent relevant scientific publications.
The first meeting
The partnership held its first meeting on Tuesday 9th Jan 2018 at the Sussex IFCA offices. 12 members representing clubs and associations and tackle shops from across the county attended. Here we created a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the how the partnership would function, with all partners having equal status. A copy of the MoU can be found
Brett Lomas (Lagoon Bait and Tackle) volunteered to be chair and will run the next meeting.
The meetings will occur quarterly with the agendas and minutes from the meetings being published on this page.