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Daily Archives: March 22, 2019

Fate of Hessle Road’s Fishing Republic store changes in sudden twist

A well-known fishing store in Hull threatened with closure after the chain slumped into administration has been bought, saving jobs in the city. Fishing Republic, based in Strickland Street near Hessle Road, has 14 stores across the country, and employs 111 staff. The angling shop hit the headlines yesterday when it was announced it had collapsed into administration, but in …

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The river fisherman looking for someone to learn his dying craft

At one time Carmarthen was Wales’ biggest port with some 2,000 townsfolk making their living from the river. This included the tradition of coracle fishing which dates back to Roman times and which became a large part of Wales’ heritage. It’s a very different picture today where coracle fishing is now a dying trade. It now only exists in part …

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