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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Angling; Salmon anglers information on the River Taff

THE 11 River Taff salmon anglers who completed the E A Wales log books to monitor the river’s results provided information on 142 fishing trips and a total of 537 hours fishing. The total catch was 65 salmon with the heaviest weighing 16lb and the average weight 7.25lb along with 28 sea trout to 8lb with an average weight of …

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Heroin needles litter a popular river where children swim

Heroin needles are being found in popular swimming spots along a Welsh river, a dad has warned. Drug paraphernalia, including needles, has been reported inches away from where children play in Ogmore River in Bridgend. Dad-of-three Mark Ryan said he was with his youngest son on a school trip to Newbridge Fields when he spotted a needle poking out of …

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Angling for promotion: Lee Bowyer has swapped his carp lake for the stress of Charlton’s dugout

The downside for Lee Bowyer if he takes Charlton to the League One play-off final at Wembley on May 27 is having to delay a fishing holiday to the south of France. ‘I’ve already got a trip booked so I’ll miss a few days,’ reveals the unlikeliest managerial success story of the season. ‘It’s a funny situation but I’d rather …

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Prized roaches back in the River Avon thanks to anglers’ homemade breeding programme

The 25-mile long stretch of the Avon from Christchurch, Dorset, to Salisbury, Wiltshire, is now teeming with roach, to such an extent the project is being scaled back as there is now a sustainable population. And the scheme has been hailed such a success by the Environment Agency and Natural England that is being rolled out to rivers in other parts …

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Jobs ‘in the net’ as new fishing store looks to reel in customers

Fishing enthusiasts can now ‘catch’ everything they need for their hobby under one roof after a specialist store opened. Angling Direct – which has taken up a unit on the former BQ site in Hanley – has also created six jobs, with staff experiencing an extremely busy first week as shoppers streamed through the doors. It is the national firm’s …

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Weather gods shine on charity beach fishing competition

Saturday, 12 January 2019 – Angling by Observer Reporter Pictured are some of the winners, Keith Skipper, Steve Chadwick, Haydn Cole, Franco Attanasio, Andy Young, Mark Bennett and John O’Connor one of the organisers. (Pic. Peter Kraus) Click to buy photos from our newspaper ➔ Printed and digital download photos available The 17th Wales Air Ambulance Open Beach Fishing Competition, …

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Conwy net anglers fear planned salmon bylaws will end 200-year tradition

With the summer tide ebbing on the Conwy , a rowing boat takes up a central position on the river, a 100-yard nylon net strung across the water to the shoreline. When Thomas Jones starts rowing, he follows a semi-circular path so that the boat makes land some 70 or 80 yards upriver. Still holding the other end of the …

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Ancient fishing rights mean you can fish like a Welsh king

If you have ever wanted to fish like a king some ancient fishing rights are going up for sale. Rights to fish the River Severn near Newport that date back to the sixth century are coming up for sale at auction on Thursday. The Free Fishery of the Severn, which dates back to the ancient Welsh kings of Glamorgan and …

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Comedians Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse are coming to Wales for their new TV series

The sleeper hit of the summer TV season, Gone Fishing – the show where comedians Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse sit on river banks and attempt angling for laughs – is to come to Wales as part of its next series. A huge success with both critics and fans alike during its recently ended six-week run, its rapturous reception almost …

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Salmon and sea trout could disappear from Welsh rivers as stocks hit new low

Fishery stocks have reached an “unprecedented” low across Wales prompting one agency to consider drastic measures to halt the decline. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) say that the number of salmon and sea trout in Welsh rivers have continued to fall and “threatens the future” of many fisheries. To tackle the decline NRW are considering several actions including the mandatory catch …

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