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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Angler who pulled unexploded grenade from canal explains how magnet fishing works

Keen angler Tony Randall fished out an unexploded grenade from a canal after swapping his hook for a magnet. The 75-year-old former mechanic, who has been angling for fish for more than 40 years, has taken up the hobby of magnet fishing. Tony, of Countesthorpe, went magnet fishing with pal Ian Nicholson and they pulled out a Second World War …

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Angler who pulled unexploded grenade from canal explains how magnet fishing works

Keen angler Tony Randall fished out an unexploded grenade from a canal after swapping his hook for a magnet. The 75-year-old former mechanic, who has been angling for fish for more than 40 years, has taken up the hobby of magnet fishing. Tony, of Countesthorpe, went magnet fishing with pal Ian Nicholson and they pulled out a Second World War …

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Plymouth’s looking for a fish expert and will pay them up to £50k

Plymouth is looking for an official fish guru – and will pay them almost £50,000. As part of the city’s new strategy to develop the fishing industry, the council is asking for Government funding to draw up a study into how to better support the sector. The council is asking for £75,000 from the Marine Management Organisation to fund the …

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Disabled anglers ‘catch’ an £18k grant to transform their base – Stoke-on

A popular disabled sports club is celebrating after securing an £18,000 grant to improve its lakeside base. The funding from Stoke-on-Trent City Council has gone towards new automatic gates, CCTV and security shutters at the Moorside Fisheries site in Abbey Hulton. Now Stoke-on-Trent Disabled Sports Association, which has more than 70 members, is hoping to expand its activities. Suggestions for …

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Tight line celebrations launch salmon season on River Tay

Celebrations to mark the start of salmon season have been marred by a worrying decline in River Tay stocks. “Tight line” toasts were held across Perthshire on Tuesday, with adventurer Polly Murray – the first woman to climb Everest – casting off at Meikleour, near Blairgowrie. © DC ThomsonPolly Murray at Meikleour Fishing. Traditional piper-led ceremonies were also held in …

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Angler, 11, who enjoyed ‘fish off’ with Robson Green selected for England youth fly fishing team

A SELF-taught fly angler who has been selected for the England Youth Fly Fishing Team is hoping to inspire others to learn the craft. James Penwright, 11, who has enjoyed an impromptu ‘fish off’ with actor and Extreme Fishing Celebrity Robson Green, has made a short video with Game Fishing Centre Sportfish to help encourage others into fly fishing. James, …

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‘Remarkable’ 6th Century Severn fishery rights for sale

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Severn estuary seen from Goldcliff, which overlooks the free fishery Rights to fish a section of the River Severn which date back to the 6th Century are up for sale. The Free Fishery of the Severn belonged to the ancient Welsh kings of Glamorgan and Gwent, and stretch three miles (4.8km) from the …

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Amazing photos of monster fish caught by Hull trawlers and anglers across the years

Hull has a rich fishing heritage and was once one of the largest fishing ports in the country. From whaling in the 1700s to the discovery of the silver pits in the mid-1800s, fishing was a huge part of Hull life, particularly in Hessle Road, right through until the late 1970s into the early 1980s. Among all the millions of …

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Man caught fishing in Coalville must pay £611 – for not having a £30 rod licence

A man was caught ‘cheating the system’ by fishing illegally in a lake in Whitwick. Michael Burton, was found fishing in Hermitage Lake in August without a licence. A licence would have cost him just £30 for the year – but now he’s been made to pay more than £600 for going without. The 26-year-old of Owen Street, Coalville was …

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‘I’ve been cheated out of record,’ says angry angler who netted 5 stone carp

An angler who reeled in a 5st carp claims he has been “cheated” out of setting a new British record after judges disallowed his catch because the fish was already too big when it was imported into the UK. Vinny Parker, 54, said he was “shaking like jelly” when he hauled the 69lb 10z carp, known among fishermen as Captain …

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