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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Angling Notes: Inland Fisheries Ireland launches new recruitment drive

A recruitment drive to enrol 40 seasonal fisheries officers across six river basin districts was launched recently by Inland Fisheries Ireland. The positions are available on a six-month basis with contracts commencing late April and training will be provided to all new recruits. Roisin Bradley, head of HR, said: “These roles offer an excellent opportunity to spend summer outdoors helping …

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Huge 7ft shark spotted swimming just inches from shore off British beach

Astonishing video has emerged of a 7ft shark swimming just inches off a popular beach in Dorset. An angler was left stunned when the fin of what it’s believed to be a young basking shark broke the surface of the water at Chesil beach. The beach is made up almost entirely of pebbles of various rock types. The fisherman filmed …

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Fisherman left reeling after £570 rod whipped off Saltburn Pier by kite surfer at ’60 or 70mph’

A somersaulting kite surfer whipped a fishing rod off Saltburn Pier “like a javelin” – leaving its owner reeling. Furious fisherman Peter Tomlinson, 72, has spoken of his anger after his £570 gear was sent flying into the North Sea at “60 or 70 miles per hour”. Mr Tomlinson, from Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, had been enjoying an afternoon at the seaside …

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This huge shark was caught off the Welsh coast and it weighed in at 19 stones

Weighing in at over 19 stones, it’s believed to be the biggest shark of its kind ever caught in Welsh waters. And there are plenty more like it lurking beneath our waves, according to the skipper who helped land it. Angler David Thomas took five hours to reel in the record-breaking catch off the coast of Milford Haven on Sunday. …

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Fish fences across the tropical seas having large-scale devastating effects: Fish fences so large they can be seen from space are causing habitat destruction

Fish fences are a common type of traditional fishing gear regularly constructed from mangrove poles and nets spanning hundreds of metres which are placed semi-permanently in shallow habitats. Using ecological, social and remote sensing methods, the research team examined the landings from fish fences over a 15-year period and assessed the health of condition of local seagrass, mangroves and reef …

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Angler’s bill for unlicenced fishing trip increased after he failed to show up at court

An angler’s unlicensed Preston Park fishing trip ended with a bill for more than £600 after magistrates’ bumped up his fine for failing to attend court. Luke Johnson was due to appear at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday morning to answer charges of fishing without a licence and fishing during an annual closed season. But when the 26-year-old failed to …

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Angling Notes: Extra protection for white-clawed crayfish welcomed

New legislation to strengthen existing measures to protect the native white-clawed crayfish, has been welcomed by Inland Fisheries Ireland. The regulations will provide authorities with powers to prevent the spread of five non-native species included on the European Union list of invasive alien species of EU concern. White-clawed crayfish are a globally threatened species and Ireland holds one of the …

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Dozens of anglers caught during illegal fishing crackdown on the River Tees

Scores of anglers have been caught fishing illegally during a crackdown. Neighbourhood police officers joined forces with the Environment Agency to patrol the River Tees as part of a partnership approach to tackling a range of offences. Around 58 offences, including, fishing for freshwater fish during the close season, fishing without an Environment Agency rod licence, and failing to produce …

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Thousands of pounds worth of Sonik fishing equipment stolen from Norton shop

Thousands of pounds worth of fishing equipment has been stolen from a shop in Norton. Detectives are appealing to the public to trace the expensive Sonik gear. The fishing equipment was stolen from Frankie’s Fishing Tackle shop on Norton Road, Norton , between 3.17am and 3.46am in the early hours of on Monday, August 12. The shop is thought to …

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Angling Notes: Ireland reels them in at the world predator championships

The warm sunny weather was rapidly deteriorating as Ireland’s Predator team explored the water on two practise days ahead of the Fipsed world championships on Rutland Water in East Midlands, England. On competition day, the Irish teams of Tomek Kurman and Jacek Gorny, and brothers Steven and Andrew Powell got off to a good start against 40mph winds and tough …

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