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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Mindless vandals target Wepre Park anglers brand new noticeboard

NOTE: This content is old – Published: Wednesday, Jan 16th, 2019. Connah’s Quay Angling Club is counting the cost of a mindless act of vandalism which took place earlier this week.  A brand new notice board at the Rosie Pool in Wepre Park has been trashed by vandals just three days after being put up. The incident is understood to have …

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Fish of the Week: Tracking the giant Atlantic bluefin tuna

We’ve seen a spate of tuna sightings in UK waters and, in turn, there has been a push for a change in the legislation to allow anglers to fish for them. Big game fish could prove to be a valuable resource from Cornwall, through the Celtic deeps off south-west Wales and throughout the Western Isles of Scotland, where there have …

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Fish of the week: Washing day

THE weather’s been a bit all over the place. It’s gone from shorts and T-shirt back to scraping the car in the morning and flurries of snow to start the week. The general rise in pressure and temperatures should make it a good weekend for fishing even if it’s a bit damp, though. I’m going to try to get out …

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Fish of the Week: basics instinct

WITH a lot of trout fishing, there is so much focus on the latest technology, the latest lures or the must-have new fly-tying material – but sometimes going back to the basics is all you need. I got a bit of simplified fishing in this week. I took a trip to the bait pond on a local fishery with a …

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Whale narrowly misses angler’s boat in California as it bursts from the waves in dramatic pictures

A WHALE bursts from the waves… giving a lone angler a mighty fright. The humpback narrowly missed his boat as it crashed back into the water at Monterey Bay, California. A whale bursts from the waves directly behind a fisherman’s boat at Monterey Bay, CaliforniaCredit: Caters News Agency Taken by photographer Douglas Croft, 60, and whale watcher Kate Cummings, the photo …

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‘Life was never dull when you were in a boat with Moc’ Tributes paid to fishing legend Moc Morgan

Even as a busy head teacher at a Lampeter Primary School Moc Morgan found it difficult to resist the call of the sport that would dominate his life after retirement. Son Hywel Morgan, 47, recalls how he would head for the river in his lunch hour to steal a few moments away from the pressures of his teaching career. He …

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Ceremony to mark new fishing season on River Don

The opening of this year’s salmon fishing season on the River Don is to be marked with a special procession. Members of the public “old and young” are invited to join the traditional ceremonial blessing of the River Don as the event celebrates its 19th year on Saturday. Inverurie Angling Association is inviting participants to gather at the Kintore Arms …

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Fishing crew reels in record-setting 757-pound swordfish near Florida Keys

‘It’s an absolute sea monster’: Florida fishing crew reels in record-breaking 757LB swordfish after an epic eight-hour battle Fishing captain Nick Stanczyk, 34, and his clients Bill and Debbie Lussier landed the massive fish on March 31 off the coast of the Keys village of Islamorada The crew’s catch broke the previous record for largest caught in the state of Florida …

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Angling notes: Britain’s withdrawal from London Fisheries Convention ‘unwelcome’

Following the statement last week that the UK government is withdrawing from the 1964 London Fisheries Convention, the Minister for the Marine, Michael Creed issued the following edited response. The announcement by the UK Government is unwelcome and unhelpful, however, it will have no immediate effect as the withdrawal process will take two years and form part of the Brexit …

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Recap: Premier League player’s plane lost contact with air traffic control at 2,300ft police confirm

A plane carrying a Premier League striker has gone missing somewhere over the English Channel. Argentinian Emiliano Sala was on the light aircraft which has gone off the radar somewhere near Alderney in the Channel Islands (near Guernsey) after 8.30pm last night. His new club Cardiff City FC have confirmed they have genuine concerns for his welfare. This is a …

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