The Angling Trust is the national governing body and representative organisation for all freshwater and sea anglers in England. It was formed in 2009 following a merger of several disparate bodies and it has now incorporated eleven different organisations into a single structure.
It has 1,400 member angling clubs, with a combined membership of around 350,000 anglers, nearly 20,000 individual anglers and hundreds of fishery owners. The Trust manages and helps administer some 29 England angling teams in various disciplines and runs a wide range of national competitions.
England is one of the top nations in the world for competitive angling, and is ranked number one in several disciplines.