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Monthly Archives: August 2019

How businessman used worms to swindle almost £5m from taxpayers

Anthony Smith promised he would transform Wales into a world leader in aquaculture. Armed with one of nature’s ugliest creatures – the ragworm – Smith planned to tap into a global industry worth over £6bn. His venture seemed to start off well – he gained royal approval from the Queen and his worms were used to feed trout served by …

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Angling Notes: Return of diseased salmon to Irish rivers a cause for concern

A SMALL number of salmon are returning to Irish rivers with signs of bleeding and skin ulceration, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). This follows reports of salmon returning to Norway and Scotland with a red rash skin disease in recent months. Salmon first began appearing in Irish rivers with these symptoms in early June and by mid-June, reports were …

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Angling Notes: Loch Lein anglers produce the goods again

Anglers dug deep at last weekend’s charity fly fishing competition on Lough Lein in Killarney to raise a staggering €25,300 towards the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Now in its 32nd year, the competition was again successfully hosted by Lough Lein Anglers’ Association. To date, the club has raised in excess of €229,000 for various charities. …

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Angling Notes: European championships come to the Bann

The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland (Ncffi) is gearing up to host the 25th Fédéracion International de la Pêche Sportive European Championships later this month on the lower river Bann in Mid Ulster. This will be the third occasion for Northern Ireland to host an event of this calibre since the world championships were held on the river Erne …

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Game-changer: new disabled angling facility opens on the river Moy

“This new facility is going to be a life-changer for me,” declared Lester Cassidy following the opening of the East Mayo Anglers’ Association (EMAA) disabled angling facility by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, on the river Moy at Crillaun Straide, near Foxford, Co Mayo, last weekend. In 1998, Lester broke his back in a scaffolding accident …

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Cardiff ace reveals how Warnock’s unique team-bonding methods will keep them up

CARDIFF’S Greg Cunningham has backed the Bluebirds to defy the odds and stay up – thanks to Neil Warnock’s unique team-bonding methods. Most pundits dismissed the Premier League new-boys’ chances when casting their predictions before a ball was kicked. Greg Cunningham has lifted the lid on the Neil Warnock plan to ensure Cardiff stay in the Premier LeagueCredit: Huw Evans Picture …

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Cardiff City ‘could have points DOCKED’ if club does not make Sala payments to Nantes

DOCKED: Cardiff may have points docked, according to the expert (Image: GETTY) The Premier League could dock Cardiff if they fail to make their scheduled payments to French side Nantes for the record signing of Emiliano Sala for £15million, Zurich-based lawyer Gianpaolo Monteneri says. Cardiff City are understood to want to clarify “all the facts” before authorising the first payment …

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Around the Riverbanks

LAST Sunday saw our July Association match fished on the Beats on the River Kennet in Reading, writes Alan Hughes. Up for grabs were the Festival and Chronicle Cup and 40 anglers were booked in for this match on a day where the weather was dry, overcast with some sunny spells and with a slight breeze blowing. The River Kennet …

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Why medieval methods of salmon fishing may become a thing of the past after court ruling

Medieval methods of fishing for salmon in the Severn estuary may well become a thing of the past after an Appeal Court ruling. However, Nigel Mott, one of last surviving proponents of the “putcher rank” technique, is now at least in line for compensation for the end of his way of life. Top judges ruled that the Environment Agency’s decision …

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