The Angling Trust has confirmed that fishing is no longer allowed after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a third national lockdown on Monday

The sport was previously allowed to continue in areas with Tier 3 and Tier 4 restrictions and has been active throughout the closure period since May last year, when anglers had to follow the rule of two

However, after consulting with the government, The Angling Trust has been informed that after golf and tennis are banned, fishing will be done during the third national lockdown

A statement released by The Angling Trust said: “Although the regulations have not yet been made public, we have been informed tonight by the Cabinet Office that the government has made a decision that fishing in England not during this national lockdown allowed period Although this is disappointing news, I would like to ask anglers, fisheries and clubs to respect these rules and the reason they were introduced to save lives and support the NHS

Individuals should be tonight (5 Do not fish after midnight, and clubs and fisheries should close their waters to anglers. We will publish more detailed guidance on specific areas such as bailiffs and fishing maintenance once government regulations are published

Over the past few weeks we have communicated with the government at the highest level.We have made a strong case for how to continue fishing safely during the third national lockdown.We stated that fishing is good for physical health and mental wellbeing benefit and that it is the only form of activity individuals engage in regularly

“My team and I have consistently set out the arguments in front of changing government guidelines that have allowed fishing to remain allowed continuously since the first national lockdown was lifted in May.We have succeeded when other sports are not known to all anglers

“In view of the 60000 new infections, however, the government has decided to ban people from leaving their homes for recreation or recreational purposes, including all forms of recreational fishing, in England during this third national embargo

“Thank you for your support and for doing our sport a credit. As a member, you can be assured that the Angling Trust will continue to represent our sport at its best and will come up with suggestions for resuming angling when it is safe to do so and makes sense We will survive this period of national crisis We will fish again, but until then please stay safe ”

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