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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Fishing industry Brexit enquiry warns of ‘betrayal’ amid sales fears

The Government is being urged to do more to help Plymouth’s fishing industry ride the Brexit storm. Three Westcountry ports – Plymouth, Brixham and Newlyn – dominate the English fishing industry, though they are dwarfed by the Scottish fleet. Plymouth council leader Tudor Evans told a Brexit inquiry: “There are people who are very excited about the benefits and opportunities …

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Huge porbeagle shark caught off the Welsh coast

A huge 23-stone shark was caught off the Welsh coast on Tuesday. Angler Matthew Burrett caught the monster porbeagle shark while fishing off the coast of Milford Haven . Weighing in at 324lb and reaching a length of up to eight foot, it’s believed to be one of the biggest of its kind ever caught in Welsh waters. Matthew Burrett …

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French fishermen ‘petrol bomb’ Devon fishing boats in scallop wars

Nevermind the scallops… French fishermen have allegedly attacked Devon-based fishing boats with petrol bombs, as a shellfish ‘war’ hots up in the English Channel. Smoke bombs, rocks and insults were also allegedly hurled at fisherman from Devon, reports the BBC. The clash, involving around 35 french boats and five UK boats – including two boats from Brixham – happened around …

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Families are wanted to go back in time and live off the Welsh coast for a new TV series

A TV production company in Cardiff are looking for families to go back in time and experience Welsh coastal living. Wildflame Productions are making a TV programme that will be shown on BBC One Wales, that will see families stepping back in time to 1906. The series will recreate a traditional fishing community on the rugged coastline of North Wales. …

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Anglers asked to catch and release fish in Welsh rivers over ‘worryingly low’ stocks

Anglers in Wales are being urgently asked to help conserve stocks by releasing what they catch – as the number of fish in Welsh rivers is “worryingly low.” Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has made the request as the number of salmon in the country’s rivers, in particular, continues to give cause for serious concern. Stocks in 23 salmon rivers and …

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Group of fishermen catch 20 sharks off British coast in one ‘surreal’ day

A proud group of anglers have showed off their huge haul of 20 massive sharks, caught in one boat in one day. The five mates and one skipper reeled in the big haul of blue and porbeagle sharks in a 24 hour period. All were returned safely to the sea by the group, who used mackerel as bait in order …

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Mystery as dozens of fish die suddenly in Stanley Park fishing lake

Fishermen have been left angry and disappointed after the council refused to remove dead fish from the side of a popular fishing lake. Over the weekend carp have been found floating dead in Stanley Park fishing lake in Anfield. Fishermen have been removing them from the water, to avoid more fish dying, but they say the council and Environment Agency …

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Angler in a fishing competition reels in a corpse in Indonesia

Angler taking part in a fishing competition reels in a CORPSE in Indonesia Angler was among hundreds of taking part in fishing contest on Citarum River Safari hooked something and started reeling in what he thought was a large fish But the fisherman was shocked to discover that he had reeled in a human corpse WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT  By Julian …

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Brexit and Welsh waters: A story of hope, fear and uncertainty

Len Walters is in absolutely no doubt. “Everyone’s got an opinion on whether they wanted to leave or remain,” he says. “I don’t want to argue with anybody, people have different views about whether we should be in or out. But, for fishermen, it’s out.” Mr Walters lives in St Dogmaels, a village on the Teifi estuary right on the …

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Angling: Joe Farrell gives would be anglers some advice

Many would-be participants within angling would love to make the transition from being a pleasure angler to becoming a competitive match angler. For many today the use of social media makes this very subject even more appealing as reports, blogs and the live match coverage currently bring such a wealth of interest that has enhanced the sport of match fishing …

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