MacNab Media, owners of FishandFly.com and other leading fishing websites are delighted to announce the launch of FishActive.com, an independent fishing related website developed in collaboration with the Environment Agency and other associated bodies.
The hierarchy of angling bodies in the UK is complex and there are hundreds of organisations sharing the common goal of protecting our fisheries and of promoting all facets of angling. However there is no central independent online resource where information is pooled and where constructive discussion can take place especially at a local or even a regional level.
FishActive.com is designed to resolve that situation and whilst still under development has been launched as a pilot scheme for Sussex with a debate on the recently launched South Coast Sea Trout Action Plan, prepared jointly by The Environment Agency, The Atlantic Salmon Trust and The Wild Trout Trust.
James Humphrys – Area Manager, Environment Agency, Solent and South Downs stated; “The Environment Agency is pleased to be working with MacNab Media and others to provide coarse, game and sea anglers in Sussex with all the latest news, advice and developments in their patch through FishActive.com. We will take part in constructive forum discussions that we hope will ensure effective consultation between local and national angling groups, resulting in better fisheries and angling opportunities in Sussex.”
Richard Hewitt, Deputy Chairman of MacNab Media added; “The key to this site is its independence and the fact there are no barriers to entry such as subscriptions, etc. Anyone with an interest in angling in Sussex will be welcomed and encouraged to voice their opinions and to participate. We are looking forward to making a success of this pilot scheme.”
The homepage of FishActive (Sussex) will feature up to date news regarding local and national issues of interest to the entire angling hierarchy and to all anglers and commercial fishermen. The Discussion Board will enable and encourage debate on key issues and will give a true local voice and consultation arena to broaden knowledge and to provide a platform for constructive debate. In essence it will improve communication, education and compliance within angling.
Furthermore FishActive.com will also provide the ability to conduct online polls and surveys to provide vital information on all relevant angling matters.
In addition MacNab Media are the publishers of Where to Fish and FishActive provides an online version for Sussex showing all fisheries together with an online booking facility.