Thank you for contacting me about easing restriction on angling.
The outbreak of the coronavirus has had a significant effect on communities across the country. The restrictions that had been put in place to reduce the spread of the virus have changed our way of life but I believe that the British people have adapted to them with courage and fortitude.
The benefits of sports and outdoor activity are well-known and I read the report that you sent to me with interest. I believe that it is particularly important that we continue to look after our physical and mental wellbeing during this time.
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