The Passport initiative was started as a result of the Trust discovering a considerable undeveloped fishing resource on many farms and properties within in the Westcountry. By facilitating the sustainable development of this resource, the Trust aims to provide farmers and landowners with an economic incentive to protect and enhance the rivers, streams and lakes of the Westcountry.
The Passport is not-for-profit and this means the money anglers pay to go fishing goes straight back to the fishery owners and then the Trust in turn helps the owners invest their revenue back into the fishery. In effect, simply by going fishing on the Passport waters, anglers are in fact helping to protect and improve the Westcountry’s fisheries.
This angling initiative, which was the first of its kind in the UK, was originally launched as the Angling 2000 project and since then has been developed with the support of numerous landowners, anglers and agencies.
Please let us know what you think works and what doesn’t so we can continue to enhance the angling on offer.