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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Anglers fined almost £8,000 for fishing without a licence – Stoke-on

Staffordshire anglers are among those hit with fines and costs during a series of court cases this week. A total of 11 anglers, including two from Staffordshire, had cases against them proved in their absence at Northampton Magistrates Court after the Environment Agency brought cases against them – and were hit with fines totalling almost £8,000 between them. Those ordered …

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Safety warning as rise in magnet fishing hobby sees anglers fish out guns and grenades in UK rivers

Hobbyists have been urged to stop fishing with super-strength magnets after guns and grenades were plucked from the bottom of Britain’s canals. Magnet fishing has attracted an increasing number of enthusiasts after the unusual hobby was highlighted by England rugby star James Haskell earlier this year.  But authorities are now cautioning against the activity after a number of dangerous objects …

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Angling Notes: Anglers in Ireland to be allowed keep one bass a day

Following revised advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) from October 1st to December 31st 2018, anglers fishing in Ireland will be allowed to keep one bass a day. The council submitted revised advice for bass in the divisions covering the central and southern North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel, Bristol Channel and Celtic Sea …

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Angling Notes: new rules for Galway and Mayo

The Minister with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, Sean Kyne, has signed off three new angling bye-laws which affect the Corrib catchment in Galway and Mayo. “The bye-laws, which have been requested by local angling clubs, concern the Abbert and Grange Rivers, the Clare River and the Cong River and Canal and reflect the support of the clubs for the conservation …

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Salmon honour for inspirational Perthshire angler Phil

Passionate angler Phil Rennie feared he would never savour a salmon season again after a devastating motorbike crash … writes Gordon Bannerman. But nearly 15 years on from an accident which left him in a coma for six months and fighting for his life, the businessman will make the first cast on the River Tay’s famous Newtyle beat today. Phil …

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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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Bournemouth restaurant owner fined for illegal fishing

Media captionThe men landed a bucket of sea bass in the early hours of the morning A restaurant owner and his friend have been fined for illegal fishing after they were filmed at night by an angler. Steve Cullen confronted three men who had a bucket of juvenile sea bass in Poole, Dorset, in August 2018. Tran Doan, 37, the …

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Cambridge anglers win fish loss compensation

Image copyright Google Image caption The claim for compensation centred on the decline of large fish numbers at Baits Bite Lock A water company has paid compensation to anglers over fish deaths following a discharge from a treatment works. Cambridge Fish Preservation and Angling Society (CFPAS) claimed Anglian Water’s recycling centre at Milton, near Cambridge, had polluted the River Cam. …

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Angling Notes: Litter still a major problem for Ireland’s waterways

The recent report from ‘Irish Business against Litter’ highlights the fact that only eight per cent of beaches, harbours and rivers were found to be ‘clean’ in terms of rubbish throughout Ireland. It was also disappointing to learn that the Boyne, Shannon, Suir and Tolka featured on the ‘heavily littered’ list, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland. While a ‘leave no …

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