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Yearly Archives: 2020

Fishing – if you are tempted then don’t splash your cash

With lock down eased north of the Border angling, phones were ringing off the hook at fisheries. Many of the calls are from newcomers who have been tempted to try fishing which is one of Britain’s leading participant sports. Jim Gargaro, a former Edinburgh fishing tackle shop owner, and now the host at popular Bowden Springs fishery near Linlithgow, is …

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Coronavirus: How Scotland’s lockdown rules differ from the other nations

The first minister has indicated there could be some easing of lockdown measures in Scotland from 28 May. More detail on the plan is expected to be published later this week, which is likely to allow some outdoor work and activities such as golf. Ms Sturgeon has given an indication of what might happen in Scotland in her “looking beyond …

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What the lockdown rules mean for fishing in Wales and whether you can now drive to go angling

Anglers in Wales can now drive to go fishing within their local area following changes to the lockdown rules. First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced an easing of measures during his lunchtime briefing, with exercise restrictions also on the agenda. People in Wales will be allowed to meet with others from outside their own household, while observing social distancing and …

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Angler caught fishing 80 miles from home in lockdown is slammed by top cop

A person who travelled 80 miles to go fishing during lockdown has been criticised by North Wales’ top cop. Police caught the fishing enthusiast in Conwy, and Chief Constable Carl Foulkes praised officers he said were doing a “great job” enforcing the lockdown rules. The Welsh Government’s advice on angling states that exercise should be done locally, meaning people cannot …

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Angling shops ask permission to open again

The Angling Trust is urging the Government to reopen fishing tackle shops in preparation for a surge to the riverbanks from Wednesday following the success of their “When We Fish Again” campaign. As reported by Telegraph Sport last week, fishing and golf were always leading the push for recreational sport to be allowed back during the coronavirus crisis, partly because they could …

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Want to escape the city? Here are 10 UK property hotspots

Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, many people who used to head into the office every day have found themselves working from home. And with many companies unable to argue that it isn’t possible to operate remotely, it seems some people are hoping to make it a more permanent arrangement – meaning there is no need to live quite so close …

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Angling: Strike rates thriving on city centre match pegs

Anglers World Holidays, Saturday Series, Round 4, Ouse at Linton: 1, Norman Thewlis, Mirfield 13-02; 2, Arthur Benstead, Barlby 9-13; 3, Pete Baron, Tackle 2U 9-08; 4, Stan Haigh, Anglers World 8-10; 5, David C Pilgrim, Barlby 7-03; 6, Paul Bennett, Tackle 2U 5-15.

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