We are a conservation charity that focuses on practical work to improve habitat for trout across the UK and Ireland. Although we are a small team, we have a big impact because we work in partnership with Rivers Trusts, Wildlife Trusts, local conservation volunteer groups, fishing clubs, landowners, Government Agencies and many more. Our role in these partnerships is to provide expert advice and practical project delivery as well as to inspire others and give them the advice and practical skills to improve and maintain their lake or river for the benefit of trout and all wildlife.
Most of our members, supporters and staff are anglers, but we are not an angling organisation. We simply love wild trout and the rivers they live in; the trout are an indicator that much in and around the river is well. We want to make sure that trout and all that they stand for are there for future generations.
Our approach to habitat and ecosystems is based on science and refined by experience of the practical application of habitat improvements. We have considerable expertise on our own staff, and we are supported by a group of advisors who form our science ‘knowledge network’.
We do not engage directly in lobbying, but work closely with the Angling Trust and other angling and conservation organisations to ensure our views are represented on key issues such as dredging, abstraction, diffuse pollution and hydropower.
Find more about what we do and the advice and help we offer.
We are small, efficient and focused on our objective – to preserve wild trout and wild trout habitat for future generations. We have minimal overheads and you can be confident that your support to us will directly contribute to the conservation of wild trout.
How can you help?
Become a member and receive invitations to events, newsletters and our annual journal, Salmo Trutta. For only £39.00 per year or £3.25 per month you can make a valuable contribution to our work. We have membership categories for retired members, life members and club members.
You can donate directly by credit or debit card.
or via your CAF account as we are a registered charity.
A gift in memorium
Many people choose to have donations to charity rather than flowers at a funeral. Simply send cheques to us or donate online.
Leave a gift in your will
Leaving a gift in your will is one of the most valuable ways you can support us.
Click here for some guidance on how to make a gift in your will.
Annual Reports and Accounts
2017⁄18 Annual Report and Accounts (3mb PDF file)
On 31 July 2015, the Trust became an incorporated charity, hence the 2014⁄15 accounts cover a 15 month period rather than the usual 12 months. All the funds of the old Trust were transferred to the new incorporated Charity on 31 July, hence the Balance Sheet shows a “Nil” position for 2015.
Contact us for copies of accounts prior to 2015.