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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Walsall man without fishing licence in court

Phillip Hollyman, 29, of Clockmill Road, was found guilty in his absence at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Monday for fishing without a licence at Aldridge Marina, on June, 15, 2018. A charge that he failed to give his name and address to an Environment Agency officer, water bailiff or police officer when requested to do so, was also proved. Magistrates …

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Telford angler who didn’t buy £30 licence is ordered to pay £590

Ronald Nelson, 41, of Armstrong Close, was found guilty at Leicester Magistrates Court for using an unlicensed fishing rod and line at Boldings Pool, near Bridgnorth, on May 7. Nelson, who failed to attend his court hearing, was fined £440 and ordered to pay costs of £127.47, plus a £30 victim surcharge. A spokesperson from the Environment Agency said: “An …

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Dead star’s chilling final moments

THE final moments of football star Emiliano Sala’s doomed flight have been recreated using official flight data. The haunting simulation – which perfectly recreates weather conditions on the night of the crash – shows the tiny Piper Malibu plane battling through sleet and wind over the English Channel, The Sun reports. An official probe into the cause of the crash …

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Angling: Our experiences are everything in our beloved pastime

As anglers we can never deny that as enthusiasts we will at some stage of our careers would have taken our thoughts away and experimented on using the many bait additives available upon our local tackle shops shelves. Whether we actually believe in the many flavours, essences or colourings that are on the shelves today, it’s a proven fact that …

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‘Funny and caring’ angler died after sliding into sea during late night Tintagel fishing trip

An experienced angler died after sliding into the sea during a late night fishing trip, an inquest has heard. Kirk Lorimer, 42, from St Dennis, was fishing off rocks at Tintagel Head with two friends when he ended up in the water. The friends called emergency services immediately when the incident happened at around 12.40am on Sunday, February 18. An …

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Angling: Turbulent weather didn’t deter the region’s anglers

Mike Crombleholme with a fantastic 109lb as he took the days honours with the Alliance Leicester AC A turbulent weekend of dreadful weather saw anglers struggling right across the region on most of our venues. Tackling awful weather as anyone can imagine does have its limitations and with almost any kind of presentation difficult, even enticing a bite or two …

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John Wilson, fisherman voted ‘The Greatest Angler of All Time’ – obituary

John Wilson, who has died aged 75, made angling hugely popular with his enthusiasm for the sport in the long-running Anglia Television series Go Fishing, broadcast from 1986 to 2002; he was voted “The Greatest Angler of All Time” in a 2004 poll by readers of the Angling Times newspaper. The series – 108 half-hour episodes altogether – featured the …

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Peter O’Reilly, doyen of Irish fly fishing who popularised the sport in a series of bestselling books – obituary

Peter O’Reilly, who has died aged 78, was the doyen of Irish fly-fishing, credited with popularising and illuminating the sport in his native country in a series of bestselling books. O’Reilly, a game angling officer with Ireland’s Central Fisheries Board, was already a respected contributor to Trout Salmon magazine when, in the 1980s, he was approached by Merlin Unwin, the …

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Owner of Eat Pho in Bournemouth apologises

AN ANGLER who confronted three restaurant workers he caught illegally netting seabass on an ‘industrial scale’ said: “I just saw red.” Steve Cullen was sleeping in his car on the quayside at Poole Harbour early on Sunday morning when one of the workers opened his car door by accident. Steve, 35, challenged the men after discovering they had caught about …

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Anglers fury as Romanians eat their prized carp

Anglers’ fury after a gang of Romanians illegally plunder lakes of prized carp – and eat them rather than throw them back Up to twenty men steal from Forest of Dean in Gloucester shire on ‘daily basis’ ‘Repeat offenders’ who steal prized fish flaunt their catches on Facebook Every angling club in UK suffering same problem and now must raise …

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