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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Scallop wars: French fishermen ‘hurl rocks and smoke bombs’ at British fishing boats in English Channel skirmish

French and British fisherman have clashed in the English Channel in a so-called scallop war over fishing rights. The French, who operate a restriction fishing season for harvesting the shellfish to preserve their numbers, have complained their rivals are “pillaging” the supply of the shellfish. Rocks, smoke bombs and other projectiles were reportedly hurled at English and Scottish vessels during …

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Anglers urging government to allow shooting of more cormorants to stop birds eating fish they catch for sport

Anglers are urging the government to allow them free rein to shoot cormorants, in a bid to stop the birds eating fish they catch for sport.  The UK’s biggest angling organisation said it was encouraging members to kill more cormorants as a way to pressure the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) into raising an annual cap on the number that can be …

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Angling: Jamie Hughes dominates at Downholland’s Mistral

Top Wirral match man Jamie Hughes made the trip over the water worthwhile this week, as he ‘smashed’ the field at Downholland’s Mistral once again. Having taken several wins already over the past few weeks including breaking the lake record with an amazing 362.8.0, Hughes, Map’s three times Fish ‘O’ champion was at it again on Sunday by clearly dominating …

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Angling: Junior angler Ben Dreaves takes the best fish with 5.12.0

As a match man who’s fished on some very tough venues over the years, it’s easy to understand why anglers upon the tough stage of the match world target tiny silver fish, especially when the going gets tough. For the anglers with plenty of experience within this circle, small fish are the ‘bread and butter’ of this world and with …

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Angling:Liverpool & District AA stocking programme continues

Within many articles that I’ve reported on over the years, as a keen angler I’ve very often touched on the importance of encouraging youngsters and newcomers to the world of match angling. Recognised as a pastime within angling circles that is so vast with its huge demands and amount of time and dedication needed, match fishing with the many hours …

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Shark news: Fishermen catch 20 beasts off North Devon coast | Daily Star

“It was a bit surreal to be holding them” Angler Tom Clayton The group from Somerset and Devon was made up of five anglers aboard the Reel Deal fishing boat, operated by Dan Hawkins. Each fisherman landed two sharks each and all were returned safely to the sea. Tom Clayton, 29, who caught the largest, said: “Every time I threw …

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River Ely survey ‘could tackle wider pollution issues’

Image copyright Steve Duffy Image caption The river flows 24 miles and widens when it reaches Cardiff A project to identify and tackle sources of pollution on the River Ely could set a precedent for restoring other water courses across Wales, it has been claimed. A “massive survey” of the river found hundreds of fly-tipping hotspots and previously unknown sewage …

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‘No trout’ in River Towy after ‘unprecedented’ algae build-up

Media captionFishermen are worried over ‘unprecedented’ River Towy algae Sea trout have not migrated up a river because it is too dirty, an anglers group has said. Fishermen have not seen the usual migration of sewin up the Towy River in Carmarthenshire, saying algae build-up is starving the water of oxygen. Anthony Peynado of Llandeilo Angling Club, said: “I’d have …

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10ft long tuna fish are making a comeback off Devon and Cornwall

An elusive species of tuna fish are making a comeback on our coastlines – and have been spotted over 500 times in the past five years. The bluefin tuna, which disappeared during the 1990s, can grow up to 10ft long, weigh up to 700kg, and some live for as long as 40 years. In July last year, a group of …

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Angling: Phil Riley catches a record breaking sixgill shark

Like many of us, I can always remember my earliest fishing experiences – or should I say expeditions – like they were yesterday. Magical experiences that now, when I fondly think back to my youthful days, I can recognise how as a somewhat ‘adventurer’ those explorations set a stone in my life within angling, enjoying many early encounters with whatever …

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