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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Angling: Nathan Barrie catches River Mersey’s heaviest cod of 2018

As the ever growing reputation of one of the best skippers that has graced the charter boat section of the sea fishing fraternity around Great Britain develops more, Kevin McKie on his very spacious boat ‘Size Matters’ is proving exactly what it’s all about to his never ending list of customers looking for a great day-out fishing. This week as …

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Man was caught fishing without a licence – then refused to say who he was

A 44-year old man from Leicester has been found guilty of fishing without a licence, failing to state his name and address, and obstructing a constable in the execution of his duties in June 2018. The case was brought to Leicester Magistrates Court by the Environment Agency on 5 December 2018 where Matt Ralton, of St Stephens Road, Leicester was …

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Delay for Welsh compulsory salmon release law

Image copyright PA Image caption Natural Resources Wales said salmon stocks were at historically low levels Proposed fishing byelaws making it mandatory for fishermen to release all salmon caught in Welsh rivers have been postponed until next year. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said the delay was because it wanted to “avoid uncertainty” for fishermen. But the regulator said salmon stocks …

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‘Balmy’ conditions for annual RNLI fishing competition | News

Sunday, 10 February 2019 – Angling by Observer Reporter Some of the winners (left to right), Mark Bennett, Haydn Cole, Andrew Skeels (one of the organisers), Alison George. Click to buy photos from our newspaper ➔ Printed and digital download photos available The 12th RNLI Annual Fishing Open, organised by members from Pembroke and District Angling Club, Osprey Sea Angling …

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Angling: Otterspool is a Mersey hot spot for cod fishing in the cold

As the year drew to a close this week, on reflection as anglers, I think each and every one of us has been appreciative of the mildness of the weather so far this winter. With temperatures touching the double figure mark at times over the last month, trips onto the bank have for many been very successful and with that …

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Fishing may be cruel even if you throw your catch back in the water, study finds

Fishing may be cruel even if the fish are thrown back in the water, because they subsequently struggle to feed, according to a new study. “Catch-and-release” policies have become the norm on many British rivers and lakes in recent years, considered a more human method and vital for conserving stocks. But scientists now believe that hooking fish such as salmon …

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Fishing lake thefts a ‘major problem’ in Essex

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In recent years, carp poachers have stolen scores of valuable fish from lakes in Essex Poaching and predation of fish from lakes and rivers has become a “major problem”, an anglers’ group claims. Scores of fish, including valuable prize winners, have vanished from lakes, according to Angling Essex. Anglers blame increasing numbers of otters …

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Angling Direct: The company bucking the retail slump

Image copyright Angling Direct Angling Direct has bucked the recent trend of poor figures from retailers by revealing bumper sales over the four months to November. The fishing equipment retailer’s sales rose by 31.5% to £14.6m in the period, helped by a record Black Friday week when sales jumped 56% to £1.3m. The Norfolk-based firm’s international sales arose by 98% …

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Footballers who fish: From Cristiano Ronaldo to David Beckham to even Sergio Aguero, these players love

NOW here’s a good way to unwind from the pressures of the game. These footballers like to spend their downtime by relaxing with a spot of fishing. Gazza shows off his latest catch Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Memphis Depay, John Terry and even Sergio Aguero have been known to dangle their rods into lake and sea hoping to catch a …

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Queen’s envoy calls on women to take up FISHING

She said: “The day was mild and the midges were not too active. My fiancé had intended to start me off with a spinning rod. But when we arrived the water was too low so it was fly-fishing only. He tried to give me a few tips, but we fell out – as in learning to drive, never let your …

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