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Yearly Archives: 2020

Angling Notes: Ellis and Callaghan claim the honours at Lough Melvin

The picturesque village of Garrison in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland came alive last weekend as hundreds of anglers from across Ireland and abroad gathered to participate in and celebrate the 40th Lough Melvin four-day trout championships. Melvin is unique in many respects. Apart from its eight miles of water which straddle three counties, i.e. Fermanagh, Donegal and Leitrim, the lough is …

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New fishing byelaws leave Bangor anglers furious

Anglers who use the Afon Cegin and Afon Ogwen, Bangor’s game angling rivers, could within months find themselves constrained by a host of mandatory measures that are being introduced by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to restrict game angling practices in an attempt to protect Welsh salmon stocks. The ‘All Wales Byelaws’ will make it mandatory for fishermen to release all …

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Angling Notes: Decline in river water quality a matter of deep concern

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has noted with concern the latest findings from the Water Quality in Ireland Report for the period 2013-2018, published last Tuesday by the EPA. The report shows a decline in river water quality and a further loss of pristine river water bodies. It also highlights that fish kills increased to 40 in 2018 after a historic …

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Angling Notes: Kilkenny claims world fly angling title

The Kilkenny hurlers may have lost out in this year’s hurling final but Leitrim angler Bernard Kilkenny made no mistake by winning the World Cup Fly Angling championships last Sunday on Lough Mask in Co Mayo. The Rossinver native fought off the cream of fly anglers in the tightly-fought finals contest to emerge as world champion with five trout for …

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Crackdown on fish poaching in Wales nets 139 arrests

Image copyright IOM government Image caption Illegal fishing on Wales’ rivers has ‘far-reaching consequences,’ says Natural Resources Wales A crackdown on fish poaching across Wales has seen 139 people prosecuted in the first four months of the year, says Natural Resources Wales (NRW). The legal action has seen those involved fined £18,000 in total. On Tuesday two men were the …

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Fisherman stunned after giant muskrat bursts through fishing hole

A group of fishermen were left stunned when a giant muskrat burst out through an ice fishing hole. Nicholas James Yohr, 21, was fishing in New London, Wisconsin with the hope of walking away with a Northern Pike. But when the 21-year-old pulled up the line, a very wet muskrat burst out of the ice. In a blink of an …

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Angling Notes: All roads lead to annual Angling Expo in Swords

There is no better way to kick off the angling season than with a visit to the Ireland Angling Expo in the National Show Centre, Swords, Co Dublin on February 15th/16th, 2020. Running for over 20 years now, the show is the biggest exhibition for recreational angling in the country, catering for game, sea, coarse and predator. “Hooked on Fishing” …

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Angler spots 7ft SHARK swimming just yards from Dorset beach

A FISHERMAN was left reeling after spotting a 7ft shark swimming just yards away from a Dorset beach. The angler filmed what’s believed to be a young basking shark at Chesil beach as he spoke to his amazed friend on camera. Anglers were stunned by their sighting just yards from Chesil beachCredit: Apex News The 7ft creature is believed to …

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