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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Welsh anglers want to double number of cormorants culled

Media captionMark Lloyd, chief executive of the Angling Trust, wants the system for controlling the birds simplified Anglers want to double the number of fish-eating cormorants and goosanders they can shoot in Wales. The Angling Trust claims the birds are decimating salmon and sea trout stocks. It wants Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to make it easier for anglers to apply …

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River Usk: Outrage after 4×4 group ‘damage wildlife’

Image copyright David Lewis Image caption Anglers claims the 4×4 vehicles were driven “back and forth” through bird nests A group of people damaged wildlife and disturbed protected species after driving 4×4 vehicles through a river, it has been claimed. David Lewis said he called Natural Resources Wales (NRW) when he saw the vehicles enter the River Usk in Monmouthshire, …

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Environment Agency releases 18,000 fish into North East rivers

Image copyright Environment Agency Image caption Environment Agency officers released several breeds including barbel More than 18,000 young fish have been released over the past two weeks to encourage angling. The Environment Agency said releasing the fish would restore rivers and raise money through the sale of rod licences. Breeds including barbel, bream and roach have been released across Teesside, …

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Salmon fishing: Bid to protect stocks in Faughan River

Image caption The Faughan River is County Londonderry is one of Northern Ireland’s premier salmon rivers It’s the start of the season on the Faughan River and committed angler Seán McLaughlin is back at his favourite pools. This is one of Northern Ireland’s premier salmon rivers, afforded European protection as an important spawning ground. Seán has fished the Faughan for …

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Fish in drained reservoir are distressed, say anglers

ANGLERS have complained about fish in distress being picked off by birds in the last remaining waters of Llanishen Reservoir. Hobby fishermen accused the Environment Agency of not doing enough to protect wildlife when it approved reservoir owner Western Power Distribution’s bid to drain the historic site. The Agency said last night that it had launched an immediate investigation but …

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Why North Wales anglers must watch out for the ‘Bony Horseman’

Anglers are being asked to help in the search for a rare fish that appears to be getting more common on the rivers of North Wales. Every June thousands of shad spawn in Wales but mostly in three rivers in the south of the country – the Wye, Usk and Tywi. In contrast to salmon and sea trout, shad populations …

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Angler discovered dead body in canal behind his home while feeding ducks

An angler unwittingly discovered a dead body in a canal after hooking a rucksack to remove it from the water. Tony Whaley, 38, has spoken of his horror at realising what he had discovered in the Erewash Canal behind his home in Bennett Street, Long Eaton. The grim discovery happened at 8.30am on September 15 while Mr Whaley, who works …

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13-year-old Denbigh fishing enthusiast joins pro team

A 13-YEAR-OLD fly tie fishing angler has been invited to join a professional youth team after casting light on his talent in recent Denbighshire competitions. Matthew Davies, year eight pupil at Denbigh High School, became interested in fly tying around three years ago when his uncle, Stuart Hughes, started to take him along to weekly winter Vale of Clwyd Angling …

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Watch RNLI save fishing boat from sinking after crew rescued by passing vessel

This is the dramatic moment RNLI volunteers raced to save a fishing vessel from sinking off the coast of North Wales. The lifeboat from Abersoch was launched yesterday afternoon after reports that a fishing vessel with one person on board was sinking in the sea off the Llyn Peninsula . The stranded person on board the boat had been saved …

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‘I’m not daft’ Tragic angler’s last post before plunging to death off Orkney cliff top

A sea angler plunged to his death in high winds after claiming he knew his way around a cliff top. Dad Colin Middleton, 49, was named yesterday as the victim of a tragic ­accident in Orkney . Colin, from Sheffield, was winched from the foot of cliffs at The Gloup, ­Deerness, on Thursday but could not be saved. He had …

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