JUST-APPOINTED Environment Agency fisheries chief Geoff Bateman has pledged action for coarse anglers in an exclusive interview with Angler’s Mail.

Geoff has just taken over from departed Matt Crocker and wants to keep the rod licences freeze for as long as possible, action on cormorants and get more scientific expertise within the Agency.

We also reveal his love of fishing, specimen fish catches and angling aims for the future.

For the full interview, nab a copy of this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.