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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Scale force: citizen scientists reel in data on salmon and sea trout

The Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries, Seán Canney, is seeking assistance from anglers to become citizen scientists for the National Salmon Scale Project. The initiative aims to collect information through scales from salmon and sea trout which will contribute to the conservation of wild salmon stocks. “As we celebrate international year of the salmon, this project will …

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Angling at the Olympics? Fishing confederation casts about in support for bold gold bid

Anglers are floating the idea of fishing becoming an Olympic sport. They are casting about for support for its official inclusion in the summer Games but not everyone is taking the bait. Fishermen are hook, line and sinker in favour of having anglers going for gold in freshwater, sea, fly and sport angling. And with an estimated three million Britons …

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First pink salmon caught in Welsh waters for decades

Image copyright Natural Resources Wales Image caption The pink salmon was caught in Welsh waters in the River Dee A pink salmon has been caught in Welsh waters for the first time in 30 years, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said. The fish was caught on the River Dee near the border with England in Chester. NRW is asking netsmen and …

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Angler fined for illegal fishing was hoping to catch LOBSTER in Derby city centre

A rogue fisherman hit with a huge fine for illegally trapping fish in Derby said that he was actually trying to catch lobster. Zong He was caught putting trays with green twine into the River Derwent near St Mary’s Bridge at 1am. Environment Agency officers discovered He, who denied fishing for crayfish, but when they searched his vehicle they found …

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Angling Notes: Hanway’s monster tope smashes 39-year record

The recently published Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) report for 2018 makes for a great read as more and more anglers target the bigger fish in the many categories and, of course, that elusive search for a new record. Up and running since 1955, this voluntary body has received over 30,000 claims since its inception and now boasts a formidable …

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New north-east fishery offering free memberships to under 18s

A new north-east members’ fishery has opened its doors. The Mill Pond, which is operated by the Aberdeen and District Angling Association, began operating in Newmachar at the weekend. It is a stocked trout fishery for members of the association who can book a session online. To encourage more people to take up the sport, the organisation is offering free …

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Anglers battle weather extremes at trout fly championship

THIS year’s World Cup Trout Fly Championship will be remembered for all the wrong reasons in terms of contrasting weather conditions. The five-day event saw Cushlough Bay – on the shores of Lough Mask in Ballinrobe, Co Mayo – come alive with anglers from home and abroad competing for the coveted title of world cup trout champion. Now in its …

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Angling Notes: Fine turnout for Galway event in aid of Irish Guide Dogs

“WE are very grateful to Dorrie Gibbons and the competition supporters for fundraising on behalf of the Irish Guide Dogs (IGD),” declared Galway branch chairman, Frank Downey, following the ‘Cast a Line for Autism” fly fishing competition on both Lough Corrib and Lough Mask, last weekend. Now in its sixth year, the event continues to grow in stature with a …

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First pink salmon caught in Welsh waters for 30 years – people are now being told to kill them

A pink salmon has been caught in Welsh waters for the first time in 30 years. The rare catch was made in the River Dee at the Chester fish trap monitoring station. Anglers are now being told to kill the fish “humanely” and not release them back into the waters if any more are caught around Wales. Despite this being …

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The disgusting scale of man made pollution killing Wales’ rivers

Wales’ rivers are currently under attack by constant pollution. The waterways around Cymru are beset with sewage, agricultural waste and dumping. WalesOnline has spoke to river users to reveal the true scale of the issues facing Wales’ rivers. How bad it the problem? The simple answer is that it depends on where in Wales you are. This map shows the …

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