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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Anglers furious as EU bans them from keeping ANY sea bass in emergency ruling

Commercial fishermen have also seen their quotas halved for catching the fish, but they will be allowed to land up to five tonnes per vessel. The decision, made to stop a collapse of the population, has been slammed by the Angling Trust which called the extra restrictions “unfair”. David Mitchell, head of marine environmental campaigns at the Angling Trust, said …

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Galloway Fisheries Trust study finds fish stocks thriving in Loch Ken despite crayfish

Reports of the death of Loch Ken have been greatly exaggerated, according to a new study. It had been feared non–native signal crayfish were ruining the fishery by eating fish eggs and fry. But a new Galloway Fisheries Trust (GFT) study found stocks of perch, dace, pike and other species remain healthy. The findings are a major boost for Loch …

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UK told to stick to EU fishing ban on bluefin tuna after Brexit despite schools spotted

But a study by British marine biologist Dr Richard Kirby, formerly of Plymouth University, and the University of Lille, found the fish are coming further northward because of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), which increases sea temperatures in a 60 – 120 year cycle. He said: “Bluefin tuna have been extensively overfished and the recent changes in distribution are most …

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The Home Counties sporting store fuelling a deadly Rambo knife crime wave

The violent crimewave sweeping the UK is being fuelled by a Home Counties fishing tackle company that makes deadly ‘Rambo’ hunting knives. Gangs and drug dealers have adopted the terrifying blades – some more than 18in long – as their weapon of choice in murders, stabbings and violent rampages, a Mail on Sunday investigation can reveal. The weapons can be …

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How a fishing trip cost a Gloucester man over £800 in fines

A fishing trip cost a Gloucester man over £800 in fines after he was caught committing wildlife crime. Frank Cole, of Bibury Road, Gloucester, was punished for doing his hobby in the closed season and without a licence. The 52-year-old was found guilty in his absence at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on November 26 for his actions six months earlier. On …

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Police called to reports that fish are being stolen from this Gloucestershire lake

Police are investigating reports that fish thieves have targeted a Gloucestershire lake. Anglers called in police after being shown Facebook posts of men with fish believed to have been taken from the former colliery site in the Forest of Dean. Water bailiffs say they are constantly chasing poachers fishing for carp to eat from lakes across the country. Water lillies …

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ANGLING LINES: Wet weather proves a menace to catches

SKIPTON ANGLING ASSOCIATION More or less continuous spells of heavy rain have kept river levels high over the last few days and although the forecast is for dryer conditions, the local fishing scene is likely to take some time before sport improves, especially with regard to the River Aire. One or two anglers have been fishing the river when it …

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Mythical monster fish known as ‘Silverback’ caught after years evading anglers in Devon

This giant fish is an almost mythical specimen who has been nicknamed Silverback by the anglers who have been trying to catch him in a Devon lake for years. Silverback is reputed to be the biggest living leather carp in Southern England and weighed in at 53lbs 4oz when he was finally caught – and then released to swim again …

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