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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Fishing – Rolling Stone visits Glencorse

Mick Jagger at Glencorse Reservoir. Picture courtesy of Bill Taylor How does one of the biggest names in popular music relax before a massive, outdoor gig? Visit Glencorse Reservoir, of course. Mick Jagger did just that before the Rolling Stones rocked Murrayfield on Saturday night. And, this weekend, top anglers contest the Scierra Pairs heat at the reservoir in the …

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Another win for Haydn Cole at 12th RNLI Annual Fishing Open

The 12th RNLI Annual Fishing Open, organised by members from Pembroke District Angling Club, Osprey Sea Angling Club and Saundersfoot Sea Angling Club, was held on Sunday 20th January on Amroth beach in South Pembrokeshire. The winning angler, who managed to land the 5 Flounder for 1Kg 940gms, was the Air Ambulance winner from a fortnight previously Haydn Cole from …

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Crackdown on fish poaching in Wales nets 139 arrests

Image copyright IOM government Image caption Illegal fishing on Wales’ rivers has ‘far-reaching consequences,’ says Natural Resources Wales A crackdown on fish poaching across Wales has seen 139 people prosecuted in the first four months of the year, says Natural Resources Wales (NRW). The legal action has seen those involved fined £18,000 in total. On Tuesday two men were the …

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Littleport seal with fishing hook in eye found and treated

Image copyright Trev Wright Image caption The fishing hook dislodged itself from the seal’s left eye without needing help from humans A “very lucky” seal which had a fishing hook caught in its eye in has been found and treated. The animal had been spotted with its injury on the River Great Ouse at Littleport, Cambridgeshire on Sunday, sparking a …

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Lave net fishery closure fear over catch and release plan

Image copyright Black Rock Lave Net Fishery Image caption Black Rock fishermen fish in the Severn Estuary between 1 June and 31 August Fishermen using a 400-year-old method have said plans to make them release their catches to preserve salmon stocks could threaten their future. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said its catch and release proposal could halt the decline of …

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Fish in Bristol lake to be killed to deter angling

All the fish in a lake in Bristol are to be removed and destroyed in a bid to discourage fishing. Last year, the local Neighbourhood Partnership voted to ban fishing at St George’s Park lake to stop wildlife being harmed by fishing line and hooks. It has now approved an option proposed by Bristol City Council to destroy the fish …

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Fishing – smiles better at Morton Fishings

Glencorse Reservoir where anglers have been hooking fish despite the bad weather. Picture Nigel Duncan Media Kelso anglers enjoyed their recent outing to Morton Fishings. It’s their first trip to the water near Mid Calder for two years and they were blessed with great weather and superb sport. Bags were full and the anglers said they can’t wait to come …

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Angling Notes: Protecting Ireland’s fishing resources and spot the rare shad

A total of 647 items of illegal fishing equipment and 301 fishing nets measuring 13.8km were seized last year by fisheries staff. Statistics also reveal 187,426 hours were spent protecting Ireland’s fishing resource. The area patrolled encompassed 74,000km of rivers and streams, 128,000 hectares of lakes and 5,500km of coastline in attempts to apprehend those responsible for illegal fishing and …

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Fishing – Tweeddale, famed for hard-fighting trout

Scott Donaldson, your host at Tweeddale Millennium Fishery Tweeddale Millennium recently lost the Scottish record for the biggest rainbow trout. It was a staggering 33lbs 7oz before an angler in another fishery improved that mark. However, this fishery has a big reputation for hard-fighting trout and anglers travel long distances to cast a line at the popular fishery an easy …

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