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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Anglers furious as carp to be removed from Engine Pool at Earlswood Lakes

One of the Midlands’ best-known angling venues is to be drained and prize carp removed – sparking fury among fisherman. They will be rehomed during work at the 25-acre Engine Pool at Earlswood Lakes, near Solihull . The venue – three large reservoirs dating from the 1820s – has long been a favourite among the angling community. Read More Hundreds …

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Fishermen criticised for catching giant 650kg fish

A group of fishermen have been criticised online after a gargantuan black marlin died when they reeled in the 650kg beast. Beaming from ear to ear, the fishermen posed for several photos with the marlin dangling from the scales after it was caught off Queensland’s Fraser Island last week. Yet not everyone was as impressed with the catch, with thousands …

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Norfolk TV and fishing legend John Wilson dies in Thailand

A Norfolk television, radio and fishing legend, once voted “the greatest angler of all time”, has died at his home in Thailand. John Wilson spent years bringing fishing to millions through his programmes, including Anglia’s Go Fishing. Today his family confirmed the broadcaster had died in Thailand, where he had lived since 2013. Mr Wilson, who was born in 1943 …

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The high-risk fishing ritual in the shadow of the Severn Bridge where one wrong step could be fatal

Every single day thousands and thousands of people cross over the Severn Estuary. Through the decades the crossing over the bridge has become a symbol of Wales and it’s something nearly all of us will have done. But hundreds of feet below the bustling Second Severn Crossing, on the river bed itself, a handful of men continue an historic and …

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Angler trying out ‘magnet fishing’ reels in safe FULL of gems

“It just shows what’s out there. Next time I might find a boat and go out into the middle” Adam Hastings Adam paid £17.50 for a magnet on the internet and tried his luck in Pittville Park, Cheltenham, Glos. He added. “I didn’t expect to find treasure the first time, though. It just shows what’s out there. Next time I …

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Fashion designer obsessed with catching the biggest fish in Edgbaston Reservoir

Angler Tadas Pustelnikovas is determined to catch the biggest fish in the city’s famous Edgbaston Reservoir And judging by the size of the largest pike he’s landed so far, it could be a catch to write home about when he does. Like the tuna-obsessed character played by Oscar-winning Matthew McConaughey in Steven Knight’s new thriller Serenity, catching the big one …

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No fishing licence costs Wolverhampton man £600 Wolverhampton

Shaun Layton, of Low Hill Crescent, will pay fines and costs totalling £611.47 after the case was proved in his absence by magistrates in Northampton on Tuesday. Layton, 32, was charged with fishing without a licence after he was seen fishing at Baden Hall Fishery, Eccleshall, on September 30 last year by an Environment Agency enforcement officer. A spokesperson from …

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Service to honour Norfolk ‘greatest angler’ John Wilson

Image copyright Angling Times Image caption John Wilson was named the greatest angler by the Angling Times in 2004 A service will be held in memory of a British fisherman who was once voted “the greatest angler of all time”. John Wilson died at his home in Thailand on 13 November. The 75-year-old, who was appointed MBE for services to …

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Strong east wind dominated the week for anglers

THE old adage that ‘East is least’ should have applied to the fishing at Llyn Brenig last week, reports seasonal ranger JIM JENKINS. A fairly strong east wind dominated the weather during the week. However, as with all generalities and old wives tales, the truth is often very different from the reality and despite the chilly wind, the fishing at …

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Fishing Republic retailer’s future in ‘significant doubt’

Retailer Fishing Republic warned on Monday that its future is in “significant doubt” as it scrambles for emergency funding, jeopardising more than 100 jobs. The company, which has 14 stores across the UK, is attempting to raise enough money to cover its immediate and future costs after major investors pulled their backing from the business. Read More Gordon Brown unveils …

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