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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Enforcement officers crack down on illegal fishing

Over the three days, 17 people were reported for various fisheries offences, most of which were for fishing without a licence. As well as the rod licence offences the officers discovered two illegal crayfish traps, which were seized. David Shears, Senior Fisheries Enforcement Officer at the Environment Agency, said: “Despite the unseasonal low temperatures there were still anglers and offenders …

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Wokingham angler Dean Fletcher claims new carp record

Image copyright Dean Fletcher Image caption Dean Fletcher landed the fish after trying to catch it for three years An angler has claimed a UK record for the heaviest carp after trying to catch it for three years. Dean Fletcher, 53, from Wokingham, landed the 68lb 1oz carp, known as “the parrot” due to the shape of its mouth, at …

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Fishery faces action over ‘no Polish’ sign

Media captionPolish fisherman Rado Papiewski wants to have the sign removed A fishery which has a sign banning Polish and “Eastern bloc” anglers is facing possible legal action. The owner of Field Farm Fisheries in Oxfordshire said he had caught some anglers stealing fish. Polish fisherman Rado Papiewski has crowdfunded £5,000 to pay for a private prosecution and have the …

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These friends raised £10,000 for their mate who needs an urgent eye operation

A group of friends raised more than £10,000 in less than a fortnight for a pal who needs an urgent eye operation to save his sight. Dad-of-two Terry Bromwell has a degenerative eye condition called keratoconus, which means he could lose his sight unless he has surgery not available on the NHS . It costs at least £9,000 for the …

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Angling Direct raising funds to accelerate growth

Specialist fishing tackle and equipment retailer Angling Direct is to raise £20m to accelerate the rollout of its stores in the UK and to significantly increase online sales domestically and in Europe. The listed business is issuing 21,622,000 new ordinary shares as part of the placing, which it said was over-subscribed, with strong support from both new and existing institutional …

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Britain’s 100 best picnic spots spanning every single county

It is the finest of British traditions: the summer picnic, where the simplest food tastes even more delicious and special when eaten outdoors. Whether you want to linger over a family feast or just stop to drink in the landscape, we’ve found 100 perfect picnic spots.  Many of these stunning locations are known only to locals and each one offers …

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Norfolk-based Angling Direct targeting European markets with new websites | Business

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‘Cheating’ angler stripped of title for entering whopper he’d caught outside competition hours

An angler who won a prestigious continental competition has been stripped of his title amid cheating allegations. Marty Booth, of Hartlepool, was one of more than 1,000 anglers taking part in the three-day Paul Roggeman European Open Beach Championships held between Spurn Point and Bridlington on February 15. He was crowned the winner of the competition, receiving £4,000 in prize money, as …

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Fish of the Week: Always a catch in spring rivers

Whether it’s floods or industry, there’s usually a new pool to check out as your local river changes each season. Near my home, the supermarket swim – the bit behind the big store – is a safe bet for the evening but further down, a new path had been put in and there was access to some parts that aren’t …

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Fish of the Week: Getting back to basics

I WAS treated to a bit of a rig clinic last weekend at an angling open day with Scottish ­international angler Steve Souter. We were discussing the simple things that make the difference. I’d asked to see the secret rig that would help me outcatch my pal on our next run on Etive but like a lot of people, what …

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