ANGLERS have continued to get behind the amazing successful Fish Fight campaign set up by angler and top TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

As we revealed last week, the Angling Trust and thousands of anglers had signed up to the campaign about the injustice of the commercial fish trade that see half of all North Sea stocks returned dead.

Now the Angling Trade Association have got behind the campaign at www.fishfight.net which had racked up an astonishing 615,000-plus signatures including all the Mail editorial staff as we went to Press.

Celebrities who backed the campaign last week included Stephen Fry, Jeremy Paxman and Kirsty Young.

ATA chief executive Dr Bruno Broughton said: ‘We must all shoulder some responsibility for allowing the continuation of the wasteful and counter-productive policy of discarding fish.

For the full story – and some controversy as chefs Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay were exposed for serving endangered freshwater eels – check out this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.