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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Gone fishing – hooked on angling

Image copyright Darryl Grimason Image caption Angling is one of the most popular sports in Northern Ireland “I started at around aged 10 or 11, along the river with just a simple rod and a worm and I caught fish – and I got hooked. “You have to experience it first.” Fly fishing coach Enda Fields knows all about the …

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Norfolk angler John Wilson dies at Thailand home

Image copyright Angling Times Image caption John Wilson was named the greatest angler by the Angling Times in 2004 A British fisherman once voted “the greatest angler of all time” has died at his home in Thailand. John Wilson, 75, who lived in Norfolk, was appointed MBE for services to angling in 2009, writing about 20 books on the subject. …

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Fishing Sim World: Why this fishing game is the reel deal

Fishing is the new rage these days. Far Cry 5, Monster Hunter: Worlds and The Legend of Zelda are just a handful of games that encourage the player to step away from the main quest and enjoy a spot of fishing. It can be both rewarding and challenging, with players often spending nearly as much time trying to catch a …

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Angling: Team success for Matrix Sensas Ted Carter at Szeged

Angling is a pastime that is well known as being one of the country’s biggest participation sports and as much as it’s thought of as being a relaxing pastime, whether as an individual or as a team player, the work behind the scenes can be quite staggering. With this, team fishing has been seen as a huge part of many …

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Tony Hibbert: Before he retired, the Everton legend bought a carp fishing lake in France

THERE’S nothing fishy about this. Tony Hibbert is best remembered by Everton fans for galloping down the right wing as an attacking full back that played 329 times for the Toffees. Tony Hibbert now owns a fishery in France The fact that he failed to hit the back of the net at the club he was with for 18 years …

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Angling: All eyes will be on Matty at Maver Match This Final

After a near miss at Decoy Lakes in Peterbourgh on Wednesday, Matty Higgins took the top honours at Mallory Park’s famous Glebe in Leicestershire on Sunday, to qualify yet again for the prestigious £70k Maver Match This final, which will be held on September 1. This fantastic competition will see the final held at Yorkshire’s premier venue, Hayfield Lakes, where …

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Angling: Martin Bleasedale wins first place at River Mersey

The rewards in fishing can be great in many ways. For the match anglers that I report on each week, whether it be the local club sweepstake or even on the open match circuit, there are of course some very big prizes to be won. But most participants on the competition side of angling will agree, winning a few pounds …

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Angling: Chris Diamond completes hat-trick across regions fisheries

Liverpool’s Chris Diamond has once again been on top form this week, fulfilling an amazing ambition of completing another hat-trick of wins on his journeys across the regions fisheries. With a visit to the prolific Lingmere at Moreton on Wednesday, this one saw Chris join a class field of 31 regulars where he opted for a positive approach from his …

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Touching tributes to man murdered during fishing trip

Tributes have been left outside the home of a man murdered during a fishing trip in a Merseyside park. Peter Seeclear died around three weeks ago when he went to Stadt Moers Park, in Whiston after what was first thought to be a seizure. But a post mortem examination revealed the 45-year-old had suffered severe traumatic chest injuries and police …

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The latest big business deals in Wales from fund raising to acquisitions

Boss gives television production firm to staff Dylan Huws The owner of one of Wales’ leading independent television production firms is giving his company away to staff. Dylan Huws, managing director of Caernarfon-based Cwmni Da, is turning the £5m revenue business firm into an employee ownership trust. The move is believed to be a first in the UK broadcast industry …

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