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Daily Archives: October 31, 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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