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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Hampshire angler Marina Gibson highlights prejudice in fishing

Standing knee deep in the river, casting her chosen fly as the clear water rolls calmly by, is an angling influencer. Marina Gibson, a fly fishing guide who works on the River Test in Hampshire, uses social media to encourage more women and young people to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of the sport. Recently, that work has …

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The hidden dangers of magnet fishing

Image caption Steven Matts and Kerry Newman with two mortar shells, a knife and an old railway lantern Magnet fishing – where people hunt for metal submerged in canals and rivers – is increasing in popularity, with thousands uploading videos of their finds on YouTube. But there are stark warnings to be heard over this potentially dangerous hobby. “You do …

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Schoolboy reels in huge arsenal of weapons after taking up magnet fishing ‘to stay out of trouble’

A teenager has reeled in a huge arsenal of weapons including grenades, guns and knives from Britain’s waterways since taking up magnet fishing to keep him off the streets. George Tindale, 13, has recovered the deadly haul of firearms from rivers and canals since getting into the unusual hobby with dad Kevin, 50, just a year ago. In just the …

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Fisherman hooks eight-foot porbeagle weighing 40 stones off Cornish coast

Fisherman hooks eight-foot porbeagle weighing 40 stones off Cornish coast after epic two-hour battle to catch one of biggest sharks in British waters The porbeagle, a relation of the Great White, caught off the coast of Cornwall  The female shark weighed in at 500lbs and was captured on a charter trip Dan Hawkins, who runs Reel Deal Chartered, said it …

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Fishing licence price hike will make ‘hobby preserve of rich’

Anglers have warned that fishing is becoming a preserve of the rich following major changes to the hobby. Price rises for licences and proposals to order fishermen to return their catch, will mean fewer people taking up the sport. A one day permit that would have cost you £3.75 will now cost £6, while salmon and sea trout ­licences have …

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Llyn Padarn anglers lose case over lake fish fears

Anglers who argued not enough was being done to protect an endangered fish in a Snowdonia lake have lost a judicial review against Natural Resources Wales. The fishermen claimed treated discharge from a water treatment works had degraded the quality of Llyn Padarn at Llanberis. They said the annual catch of Arctic charr there had dropped and the regulator had …

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Body of Brit, 59, found in car in reservoir three months after he vanished in Spain

THE body of a British businessman has reportedly been found after a sunken car was pulled from a reservoir three months after he went missing in Spain. Documents in the name of 59-year-old Martin Walker were found in the pockets of the clothes the body was wearing. A body believed to be that of missing Brit Martin Walker has been found …

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Stunned fisherman photographs terrifying creatures hauled up from the depths

Bright orange blobs, slug like lumps, fish with teeth and bulging eyes – these are the terrifying alien-like finds a Russian fisherman has come across in his job. Roman Fedortsov, 39, spends a lot of his time on fishing trawlers, coming into contact with a wide variety of sealife. Mr Fedortsic, from Murmansk, Russia, works as commercial fisherman catching cod, …

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Burglars steal £7000 of fishing equipment from angler

AN AVID angler has been left devastated by burglars who stole fishing equipment worth £7,000. Kyle Ackerman of Gorse Hill spent years fishing and buying top-of-the-line equipment for his favourite hobby. Now, all he has left is some bait and bite alarms. Kyle said: “It’s heart-breaking, fishing is my life and this is the worst thing that’s ever happened to …

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First pink salmon caught in Welsh waters for decades

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is urging netsmen and anglers to report any unusual catches after the first pink salmon was caught in Welsh waters for decades. The fish was caught on the River Dee at the Chester fish trap monitoring station. Despite this being a Welsh first, numerous reports of captured pink salmon were made around the UK in 2017. …

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