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Monthly Archives: March 2020

British boxer has license suspended over video comments – Wilkes Barre Times

March 29, 2020 Editor’s Note: A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men’s basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following story was sent April 5, 1983. By DICK JOYCE AP Sports Writer …

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Crackdown on drinkers, hikers and a karaoke party for 25

Police broke up parties, fishing trips, walking groups and one man was tasered as thousands of Britons flouted social distancing rules at the weekend. Lynne Owens, director-general of the National Crime Agency, repeated the message that the country was in the grip of a “national crisis, not national holiday”, after officers in Derby said that they were shocked to discover …

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River Ely survey ‘could tackle wider pollution issues’

Image copyright Steve Duffy Image caption The river flows 24 miles and widens when it reaches Cardiff A project to identify and tackle sources of pollution on the River Ely could set a precedent for restoring other water courses across Wales, it has been claimed. A “massive survey” of the river found hundreds of fly-tipping hotspots and previously unknown sewage …

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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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