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Yearly Archives: 2018

Angling Direct reels in 44pc sales surge in first year on Aim

Britain’s biggest seller of fishing equipment posted a strong set of maiden results after using the proceeds of its initial public offering to fund a takeover spree and open new shops. Revenues at Angling Direct, which began life as a single tackle shop on the Norfolk Broads, soared 44pc to £30m in the year to January, thanks to soaring sales …

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Anglers are praying for rain – after heatwave kills 60 fish at dried-out pool – Stoke-on

Dozens of fish have died at a popular angling pool – after this summer’s heatwave decimated water levels. Residents have reported seeing up to 60 dead fish at Corkie’s Pool which was once popular with anglers for its bream, carp, tench and roach. But there is no angling club at the Fenton beauty spot anymore. Now residents are calling for …

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Man ordered to pay almost £1,000 for illegal FISHING at Leicestershire beauty spot

A 28-year old man was ordered to pay almost £1,000 after being caught fishing with an unlicensed rod and line. In a prosecution brought by the Environment Agency, Sam Kirk, of Scotland Lane, Burton Overy, in Harborough district, was found guilty in his absence at Wellingborough Magistrates Court last week. The court heard that the defendant was found in possession …

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‘Biggest shark ever’ caught by angler off the coast of Pembrokeshire

A mammoth 23-stone shark was caught by an angler off the Welsh coast on Tuesday. The porbeagle shark is thought to be the biggest of its kind ever caught in Welsh waters. Weighing in at 324lb at eight foot long, the huge fish is from the same family as the Great White. The shark was caught by angler Matthew Burrett …

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A truly enormous fish has been caught off the Welsh coast

A truly enormous fish has been caught off the coast of Wales. Andrew Alsop runs his own charter business and was taking some customers shark fishing off the coast of Neyland near Pembrokeshire . Commercial fisherman Gavin Davies had charted Andrew’s boat yesterday to take some of his staff out for a day. They were not targeting tuna and were …

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Angling:Bennett claims the top spot at Carr Mill Dam with 29.8.0

Now that our seemingly endless, balmy summer nights have come to a close, for many anglers it’s a time for reflection, when we consider what has been a wonderful time on the bank. I’ve been thinking of some of the idyllic venues where we can fish and also about conversations I’ve recently had with readers regarding the main species of …

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Man dies after falling into the sea while fishing

An angler has died after falling into the sea in north Wales. Emergency service were called at 7.30am this morning following reports that an angler had fallen into the sea from Llandudno’s Great Orme headland. A second man, who had tried to help, also had to be rescued. Llandudno RNLI said they were called out by Holyhead Coastguard at 7.36am. …

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Angling: Hughes keeps living the dream

Like all sportsmen, anglers are always striving to be the best. Whether it’s upon the huge open circuits of the match fishing world or just on the local club scene, there’s no hiding it, we all dream to be the top rod on the day. It’s simply a feeling that brings a great deal of satisfaction to everyone in our …

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Salmon and sea trout stock plan ‘punishing’ Welsh anglers

Image caption Currently 21 salmon rivers in Wales are considered “at risk” or “probably at risk” Anglers have said they are being unfairly penalised by proposed rules designed to reverse the decline of salmon and sea trout in Welsh rivers. Wales’ environmental watchdog has begun a consultation on how to increase stocks, including plans for new bylaws such as making …

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North Wales plays host to home nations fishing competition – and this is how Wales performed

Wales has finished second in an home nations fishing competition. Llyn Brenig played host to the Autumn Home Nations International Fly Fishing Competition on Friday. The best fly anglers from across the UK descended on the 920 acre reservoir in the heart of the Denbigh Moors to pit their wits against rainbow and brown trout, with the heaviest bag of …

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