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Gone Fishing: tales from the riverbank | News

Lisa ClarkExecutive Producer Fish don’t take direction very well. Nor do Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer, at least not in Mortimer Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. The fish are fully in charge on this show from start to finish and Paul and Bob are too focused on their potential catches to think about the finer points of the production. So, how do …

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Pregnant seal shot in heart with rifle for interfering with angler’s fishing

It is suspected that the animals were deliberately killed by anglers who were angry that they were interfering with their fishing (Picture: SWNS) A pregnant seal whose body was found washed up on a river mudbank had been deliberately shot in the heart with a rifle, it emerged today. The discovery of the bodies of two pregnant common seals in …

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Yorkshire Water: £20k compensation for angling club over sewage leak

Image copyright Christine Johnstone Image caption Hundreds of fish were killed after sewage leaked into Walton Colliery Nature Park A water firm has agreed to pay an angling club £20,000 in compensation after a pipe burst, spilling raw sewage into a lake killing hundreds of fish. The pipe maintained by Yorkshire Water ruptured in October 2013, allowing raw effluent to …

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Brexit can revitalise UK fishing industry with boom of 60,000 new jobs, says analysis

“It is a disgrace that these ships are allowed into British waters. I know that the Marine Management Organisation boarded the Margiris in the Channel. “However, without full-time observers on board, no-one knows what these things are catching and killing. In terms of damage to the ecosystem, fishermen often say that it’s not what you catch, but what you kill!” …

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John Wilson: ‘Angler supreme’ hailed at Norwich Cathedral

Image copyright Angling Times Image caption John Wilson was named the greatest angler by the Angling Times in 2004 About 400 people were at a memorial service to pay tribute to a British “fishing legend” once voted “the greatest angler of all time”. Angler John Wilson died aged 75 at his home in Thailand on 13 November 2018. He had …

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Anglers hid in bushes after being caught fishing illegally

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The men were caught after trying to flee from Environment Agency officers Three anglers who ran away and hid in bushes after being caught fishing illegally have received fines. Jack O’Callaghan, 30, Patrick Jones, 35, and Alan Clelland, 56, all of Liverpool, tried to flee from Environment Agency officers. At North Staffordshire Magistrates’ Court, …

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Heron found hanging by his wing caught in fishing line

RSPCA Cymru says the incident is a timely reminder about the risks fishing litter poses to wild animals if not disposed of appropriately. Animal welfare officer Paula Milton said: “We’re so relieved it was a happy ending for this heron – and we’re so grateful to the dedication and commitment of firefighters in supporting the rescue of this bird, as …

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RSPCA hardline faction behind move for charity to lobby for ban on angling and horse-racing

The RSPCA is under the influence of a group of radical animal rights campaigners who are pushing the 195-year-old institution to lobby for angling and horse racing to be outlawed, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal. At recent policy committee meetings vice-chairman Jane Tredgett and her allies on the RSPCA’s ruling council have steered the charity, which is patronised by the …

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Worcester City legend and FA Cup hero Harry Knowles dies

WORCESTER City’s “greatest legend of all time” and FA Cup hero Harry Knowles has died aged 87. The centre-forward had two spells at St George’s Lane between 1956 and 1962, interrupted by 18 months at Cardiff City, and in total played 200 games for City, scoring 148 goals. In 1958-59 he led the line when Worcester knocked Liverpool out of …

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