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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Allandale will re-open in mid-February after installation of new toilet block for disabled

The other Scottish dates are Lake of Menteith on Sunday, April 26, Harelaw near Glasgow on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 and Black Loch near Limerigg on Sunday, June 28. The final is at Lynn Brenig in Wales, which is rated one of the best top-of-the-water fisheries in Britain, on Sunday, August 30.

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From fax machines to pick axes – what lies beneath Nottingham’s canal

Fax machines, deck chairs and pick axes have all been pulled out of Nottingham’s canal after the sport of ‘magnet fishing’ arrived in the city. The Leicester-based ‘New Magneteers’ group set up camp at the Nottingham and Beeston canal on Sunday, August 4. Eleven anglers cast their magnets into the murky depths on the day – with a United Nations-issue …

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Start your career with the RNLI

THE RNLI is in search of new recruits to spend a season working on some of west Wales’ most popular beaches, as applications open for 2020 beach lifeguards. RNLI lifeguards operate on 40 beaches in Wales in the counties of Bridgend, Swansea, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Denbighshire. In west Wales, the RNLI is particularly keen to recruit lifeguards to work …

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Police boss swaps catching criminals for catching fish at Wepre Park Rosie Pool

NOTE: This content is old – Published: Wednesday, Sep 25th, 2019. A  police boss swapped catching criminals for catching fish when he visited an angling club. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones hooked a two pound roach when he went to see the Connah’s Quay Angling Club at the Rosie pool in Wepre Park. But unlike the criminals he apprehended during his 30-year …

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Adrian Lewis becomes second in Sports Stars Fishing Competition

Joshua Charnley, Dom Crosby, Tom Briscoe and Jamie Jones-Buchanan claimed the team title for Team Superleague during the Target Sport Stars Fishing Championship, while Jimmy Bullard took the single title. Several sports stars were invited to the Target Sports Stars Fishing Championship in Aldershot. In two sessions 32 anglers tried to catch as many fish as possible in order to …

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The tears, fears and gritty determination to rebuild lives after the devastation of Storm Dennis

It’s a pleasant, sunny day in Pontypridd, temperate for this time of year. The sunshine glints above the hills that surround the town and the vista is that of a picture postcard. The weather system has finally brought a much needed inner calm to the valleys, a week after Storm Dennis wrought devastation in the town, a month’s worth of …

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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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Dalbeattie Angling Association say collapse of wild salmon stocks is "tragedy of epic proportions"

The collapse of wild salmon stocks in Galloway’s rivers is a “tragedy of epic proportions”, it was claimed this week. And Dalbeattie Angling Association chairman Will Marshall warned the lack of fish means the club – which celebrates its centenary next year – could fold. Mr Marshall spoke out after new Scottish Government figures showed salmon catches were the lowest …

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