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LOGO1We are proud to announce the launch of the National Water Keepers Association, the representative body for Water Keepers in the United Kingdom.

Membership is 100% FREE, this is another great service provided by Fishery Watch, simply go to www.nwka.uk and JOIN US, what have you got to loose. We intend to provide support and services to protect the Water Keepers we all rely on to look after our fisheries & waterways.

This is a 100% Not for Profit service manned by experienced Voluntary Water Keepers & Voluntary Ex Police Officers.


We are Issuing Pocket Notebooks

pocket notebookFishery Watch has taken the next step to collecting acurate evidence by issuing Pocket Notebooks to all Water Keepers FREE of charge. These are proper Law Enforcement pocket notebooks with numbered pages, in order that the information contained in them will be credible in any court proceedings.

These will be audited in order to meet legal requirements and will only be sent out Recorded Delivery, all books are uniquely identified by an issue number and DNA traceable liquid signatures.

To obtain your FREE pocket notebook, simply email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send you one out within 24 hours, please note that there are strict guidelines for the use of the pocket book, all instructions are included with the note book.

These pocket notebooks meet all legal requirements for use in giving evidence in a court of law. We will also be producing an enhanced instruction set in the form of a PDF file, when available this will be sent to all Water Keepers with Pocket Notebooks. Why not order yours today, it's FREE. 


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Fishery Watch is currently developing an online store to enable you to purchase Water Keeper supplies and customised items online via this site.

It is anticipated that all merchandise including fishery signage will be available via the store, we will be processing membership payments via the online shop also, this will create a one stop facility within the site. All payments will be processed via our online payment processor, who are one of the biggest in the world, so rest assured it is all secure to the highest standards.


Membership Rising

Membership is Rising

We are pleased to announce that the membership is steadily expanding more everyday to cover new regions of the United Kingdom, Water Keepers along with Club/Fishery Bailiffs are seeing the benefits of being part of a 100% independant organisation such as Fishery Watch.

Fisheries from all over the country are also joining and starting to use the vast array of facilities that we have in place, like the FREE surveilance service, along with the Angling Crime Intelligence Database (www.acintel.co.uk) that enables live intelligence sharing, plus the new National Water Keepers Association (www.nwka.uk) the representative body for Water Keepers in the United Kingdom.


FREE 24 hour Patrol Control Room

Anglers Protecting Angling

Fishery Watch is in the process of setting up a FREE service to all clubs/fisheries & members that it believes is a first for Water Keepers all over England, a manned Control Room to support all affiliated Water Keepers 24 hours a day, everyday.

We are having custom software wrote to enable us to create Control Room to assist and protect Water Keepers when on patrols. We will monitor your patrols for you and be your point of contact in order to get you the assistance you require at times when you do not have the ability to call the authorities yourself, all you will have to do is book your patrol with Fishery Watch on 0333 011 5888 and we will man the Control Room by operators that have extensive knowledge of know your needs, we will stay on standby until your patrol is stood down and we now all is well.

This is another free service for Water Keepers in England, to assist in the fight against fishery crime, you will be able to communicate with a control room manned by professionals that are just waiting to assist you in every way, call us for more information.


Carpers Against Poaching Carpers Against Poaching & Fishery Watch

Fishery Watch are proud to announce a working alliance with Carpers Against Poaching, they are very welcome to the Fishery Watch family. Founder Justin Mortlake said that his group is 100% behind Fishery Watch and he agrees that we all need to come together as one.

We shall be providing Carpers Against Poaching and any other group that comes along to join us access to all of our facilities FREE of charge, we are not charging groups that want to join us anything. Please consider bringing your group or club to fight with us in the war against fishery crime, we only need one army to fight this war and the only people that angling can depend on is us anglers.

Fishery Watch prides itself in being 100% independant from any government body, we can win, but we MUST do it together.


Environment Agency Failures

Angling Needs You

Fishery Watch have been contacted by a lot of disheartened anglers, we are hearing more and more that anglers all over the country are feeling that the Environment Agency (EA) is failing in it’s duty of care to anglers, that it takes the license fee from. It has now got to the stage that groups are being formed all over the country to join forces to fight for angling’s future like has never been seen before.

These groups are prepared to do whatever takes to make the Environment Agency address these issues, Fishery Watch welcomes these groups, we are prepared to work with them in fighting the cause for anglings future. It will not be long before our rivers start to become baron of fish, we have offered our extensive range of resources free of charge to them, without them having to join Fishery Watch. We look forward to fighting these battles for angling as one united force. We all need to come together at fight this war as one voice. The general feeling is that the fisheries enforcement section is only interested in fines for anglers without rod licenses and nothing else. The amount of call-out failures since the lockdown has left an open door for poaching to reach epidemic proportions.  Robert contacted today to say "if you ring up and report fish theft of any kind of coarse fish, they are not interested and you will not get a response, but if you ring up and report the netting of Salmon or Eels, they will be there for the glory".

It is now felt by anglers that they have to deal with things themselves, so these groups are looking at working with police rather than the EA, as the police have been very helpful all around the country recently, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile it is intended to petition the Environment Agency (EA) and if necessary to arrange demonstrations outside of Environment Agency offices to make things change. Fishery Watch has applied for information under the Freedom of Information Act, if it comes back with the answers we are expecting, then we feel it will horrify anglers, we will be making this information public when we receive it. Fishery Watch has recently formed a partnership with Carpers Against Poaching, we are now both working together, we will be starting to make some serious noise very soon, please support us.

COME AND JOIN US and lets all fight together and win this war for the future of Angling. Failure is NOT an option, if we fail angling as we know it will be gone forever.

The future of angling as a whole is hanging in the balance, unless we unite now, there will not be anything left for future generations, the downturn is on a massive scale. We now have organised crime gangs moving in on our sport, we need to legally fight back.

We will keep you up to date as things progress, please contact us on 0333 011 588 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any further information, or to register your support to participate in this action or make any suggestions, nobody else is going to help us, we have to help ourselves, the fight is on.


Angling Crime Intelligence Database

Angling Crime Intelligence Database

Fishery Watch is proud to announce the latest tool that is available to share intelligence live as it happens between Fisheries, Groups, Water Keepers, Club Bailiffs, River Keepers, Angling Clubs & law enforcement.

This service is provided by AC Intel, which is a trading name of Fishery Watch. Access to the database is completely FREE of Charge and it will be moderated 24 hours a day, please note that everybody will have to ad hear to some pretty strict rules to use this service. We must work within the law and things must be done according to the rules of the GDPR, it can also be used by waters to update other organisations about people they have banned from there fisheries/clubs and to forewarn other fisheries/clubs what to watch out for.

For further information please go to www.acintel.co.uk and use our online form to apply for access, please note that you will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement, this could be the greatest tool that angling has in it’s arsenal to fight back against angling crime.


Rivers & Fisheries are being robbed daily

Fish Lives Matter

Fishery Watch are very concerned at the way angling is being robbed by organised gangs just looking to empty our waterways & fisheries of the fish stocks, all in the name of money. The scale of this problem is so vast that there is no way that the Police can find time to patrol all the waterways especially with the Covid-19 pandemic, they are stretched to the limit, The Environment Agency (EA) only have 86 or so Fisheries Enforcement Officers in the whole of England, Natural Resources Wales has less than 10 Fisheries Enforcement Officers for the whole of Wales and some of them are on split duties. The Angling Trust, Voluntary Bailiff Service does a great job and we have a lot of respect for the volunteers, but there simply is not enough of them to cover all the waterways of the United Kingdom.

Fish Theft

Who does that leave, quite simply, ANGLERS, we have to patrol the waterways & fisheries we love in a proper legal manner, with rules and structures in place, if we do not then there will be no fish to catch soon, we must act now.

That is where Fishery Watch comes in, we have the experience & technology at hand to run and manage a  nationwide network of Water Keepers and we have the ability to take on as many Water Keepers as are needed as we are not capped on the numbers we can accommodate.

Please come and Join Us and let's all work to protect our fish stocks from these organised gangs in a proper legal manner and bring these people to justice, if we ignore it there will not be any fish to catch, and that means the future of angling is doomed.

We MUST STOP these criminals from killing angling totally, this is happening all over the country, only anglers can stop it. Join Fishery Watch and start working to protect Angling for future generations to come.


Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme

Fishery Watch has joined up with the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme in order to promote this very important project that is being accepted by a lot of anglers in order to help protect the environment we all enjoy when we fish.

When you visit this site and read up on the facts, it just shows that all anglers need to embrace this project, as I am sure they will. Please visit the Anglers national Line Recycling Scheme website and read it for yourself, simply Click Here or on the logo.

Fishery Watch being a department of UK Angling & Conservation Group Ltd is working hard to promote causes in angling that are environmentally friendly.


FREE Surveillance Service for Affilliated Clubs & Fisheries

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Fishery Watch has introduced a FREE Surveillance Service that is available day or night anywhere in the United Kingdom to affiliated clubs & fisheries, we use the latest technology and operate in a totally legal manner, Fishery Watch meets all legal requirements.

We only charge out of pocket expenses like mileage, this is charged at a modest 20 per mile, if you wish to make a donation towards helping us keep this service going, then that is great, we will even come and do it if you do not donate, we would never turn our back on a club or fishery in trouble just because you did not make a donation.

This service is available anywhere in the United Kingdom as and when needed, simply call us on 0333 011 5888 for further information, we will be able to give you an estimate on the phone.

Please note that we are able to mediate with the police in order to let them know that we will be on sight, we are also able to pass on the intelligence gathered to the relevant authorities in order to deal with the situation being dealt with, Fishery Watch will not deal with poaching issues directly, we will call in the necessary authority to do so and pass it over to them.

We are also able to provide surveillance for predation study, if you think you have a predation problem, please contact us, we are able to provide you with the information that you will require, therefore enabling you to protect your fish stocks in every way possible.


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