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The Angling Trades Association represents angling manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, publishers and distributors and is the Voice of the British Angling Industry. Formed in 1977, the ATA remains the only trade body representing the angling industry.
It counts amongst its 60+ strong membership base a majority of the countries leading angling suppliers, as well as a number of the industries leading retailers.
Its function is to promote, represent and protect the trade across all three angling disciplines - sea, game and coarse fishing. In so doing it aims to achieve not only long-term stability for the sport but, more importantly, growth and development.
The Association is run by a board elected from its membership with the assistance of a Chief executive and secretarial guidance from the Federation of Sports & Play Associations (FSPA), the UK's largest sports trade body. The ATA are one of 17 UK trade associations who operate under the umbrella of the FSPA.