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Yearly Archives: 2019

Fish with ‘two mouths’ caught in lake as anglers stunned by find

Two anglers were stunned recently when they caught a fish which appeared to have two mouths in a US lake in a stunning find. Debbie Geddes, from Plattsburgh, New York state, was fishing on Lake Champlain on the US-Canadian border when she made the “once in a lifetime” catch. She told reporters how she could feel her catch dragging in …

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East Park visitor’s distress as he finds goose hurt by fishing wire

A Hull man is concerned about the impact fishing is having on animals in East Park after an ‘upsetting’ experience. Steve Broom, 69, of Apollo Walk, off Ings Road, was walking through the park with visiting family members on Saturday when he spotted an injured goose. Having come across a similar incident earlier in the year he took a closer …

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Plymouth fisherman’s fears over new EU fish dumping rules

A Plymouth fisherman has spoken out against new EU laws designed to curb the amount of caught fish being dumped back out at sea in an effort to control waste. The regulations state fishermen are no longer supposed to ‘discard’ fish when they catch more than their quota allows – and so have to bring some species back to shore. …

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Angling Notes: Kelleher takes the toast at Vintner’s championships on Lough Mask

Ballinrobe angler Denis Kelleher added another string to his bow at last week’s 18th Vintner’s Open Fly Fishing Championships on Lough Mask with a convincing win against a field of 124 anglers from across Ireland and beyond. Originally from Co Clare, Kelleher is perhaps best known as the voice which greets and relays proceedings during the five-day world cup championships …

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Lough Sheelin yields treasures in fly-fishing double-header

Lough Sheelin proved yet again worth its weight in gold at last weekend’s double-header fly-fishing competitions during which the lake gave up quality wild brown trout the likes of which you’d be hard-pressed to find in other lakes in Ireland, Europe and, indeed, the entire northern hemisphere. The late and great Peter O’Reilly, in his book Loughs of Ireland, wrote: …

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Fish of the Week: keeping salm

HOPEFULLY you’re all enjoying a summer of fishing. The changeable weather has made for some superb conditions in between the storms. My pal cried off a road trip last week, settling for painting duty in the house to avoid heavy rain that thankfully didn’t appear until after the rest of us had landed a bag full of bass and were …

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Fish of the Week: perch perfect

THE weather’s a bit changeable, double figure temperatures one day and snow’s forecast the week after but hopefully the fish are still biting for you. I was afloat this week on my local looking for big pike on big lures. We’d planned a lot of trolling in between the hotspots, so I’d got the big outboard rather than my wee …

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Police issue statement naming 20-year-old Conor Moseley who died in Newlyn fishing boat tragedy

Police have formally named the 20-year-old man who tragically died onboard a fishing vessel on Friday. Conor Moseley died in what has been described by police as an industrial incident at Newlyn Harbour on Friday (November 15). All the emergency services and Cornwall Air Ambulance attended the scene after the alarm was raised at about 4.15pm.  Devon and Cornwall Police …

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Man, 69, died after collapsing at lake while fishing near Foxton Locks

A keen angler died in hospital two days after he collapsed while fishing alongside an old friend, an inquest heard today. Wayne Edward Lewin, a 69-year-old retired engineer from Ratby, suffered a cardiac arrest while sitting a short distance from his pal by a lake near Foxton Locks, Leicestershire earlier this year. Mr Lewin, who walked with the aid of …

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