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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Explore Welsh waters with Will Millard in new BBC series

Will Millard is back, this time exploring what lurks beneath the waters of Wales in a new TV series airing later this month. Episodes will air on BBC One Wales on Fridays at 7.30pm between Friday 21 June and Friday 12 July, and nationally available on BBC iPlayer. Friday 21June episode focuses on the Sewin, Friday 28 June on shark, …

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‘Justifies a weekend pie’ – How comedian Bob Mortimer reacted to BAFTA nomination for Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

The duo starred in the six-part factual series which saw them travel across the country to visit some of the UK’s best places to fish. They came up with the idea after experienced angler Whitehouse, 60, offered to take long-term friend and collaborator Mortimer fishing as part of his recovery following life-saving heart surgery. In 2015, Mortimer, 59, was forced to …

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RNLI search for missing fisherman believed swept out to sea at Hartlepool

An RNLI spokesman said: “The two boats were on scene within a matter of minutes where sea conditions at the at the time were described as difficult. “The two RNLI lifeboats were later joined by a UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter that also took part in the search. RNLI crew searching the area around Hartlepool Heugh More of Thursday’s …

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money news Fishing Republic shares suspended

Fishing Republic shares were suspended from trading on Tuesday after the firm warned that major investors had pulled their support for the angling retailer. The group, one of largest fishing tackle firms in the country, said in a stock market update that sales “have been significantly affected by strong competitive pressures”. It added that the board has been informed that …

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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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Nottinghamshire lake reopens after outbreak of koi herpes

A Nottinghamshire lake which suffered an outbreak of deadly koi herpes has reopened to fishing. Back in early July, the disease was spotted at Newstead and Annesley Country Park in Newstead Village and the lake was closed for weeks to deal with it. Now the outbreak is under control and the lake reopened two weeks ago. Koi Herpesvirus is a …

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ANGLING: Gerry Foley claims victory

GERRY Foley landed victory in the third round of the Ace Bait and Tackle Oxford Carp League. The Kidlington angler took top spot on Lambsdown Lake, Meadowlands Fishery, near Coventry, with 116lbs 6oz 0drms. Foley caught carp to nine pounds on the straight leger feeding and fishing with 8mm fishery pellet. Harwell’s Steve Cantwell was second with 88.14.0, while Kidlington’s …

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A fire investigation has found that a blaze which gutted a fishing tackle shop started accidentally

An investigation into a blaze which gutted a fishing tackle shop has found that it started accidentally. Twenty firefighters from Bridgend, Ogmore Vale and Pencoed used hose reel jets to fight the fire at Keen’s Tackle Shop, Aberkenfig, near Bridgend, which started at around 7.40pm on Tuesday, November 8. Bridgend Road was closed while the fire was fought. No-one was …

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Giant skate: Powys angler David Griffiths’ 107kg fish

Image caption The one that didn’t get away – but was then put back: The monster skate landed by David Griffiths An angler who landed a giant skate after a 90-minute struggle says it followed a “classic Jaws moment”. David Griffiths, from Powys, hauled the 107kg (16st 12lb), 2.3m (7ft 6in) fish to the surface off Oban, Argyll. He said …

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