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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Angling Notes: Bleak days on the River Thames

In an effort to alleviate the boredom of being restricted from casting a line at this time, I continue this week with a selection of extraordinary but true stories from Tom Quinn’s book: Fishing’s Strangest Days. This little gem is a collection of bizarre fishing tales and unbelievable events from all over the world that seem almost too peculiar to …

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Angling Notes: No specific restrictions yet on recreational angling

Angling across the country has virtually ground to a halt. The final curtain came down following HSE and Government advice in relation to halting Covid-19, which promoted Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) to announce the closure of all its managed fisheries. Permit and licence sales are no longer for sale online, and approved distributors are recommended not to sell IFI licences …

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Anglers still not allowed on some parts of River Severn in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Town Fisheries is not opening its waters, including along the River Severn, until June 1 due to concerns that the general public will be exercising near its locations. However Shrewsbury Anglers Club, which has fisheries at a number of locations including along the Severn at Preston Boats, Shelton, The Albrighton and Pimley Manor, is once again open. Shrewsbury Town …

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Angling Trust have new plans given government seal of approval meaning competitions can resume TODAY

The UK’s sporting action returns… and it’s fishing! Angling Trust have new plans given government seal of approval meaning competitions can resume TODAY Fishing has become the first sport in UK to return to competitive action The Angling Trust stated ‘new robust guidelines’ were approved by government Rod license sales ‘sky-rocketed’ during lockdown for non-competitive angling There are three key …

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Take a look inside the massive new field hospital at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium

Huge stacks of metal and scaffold at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, which is being turned into a 2,000-bed hospital to help fight coronavirus. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire MORE NEWS: Debenhams officially enters administration – Friars Walk store to remain closed Coronavirus Newport: Forty-one more die in Wales, 450 cases in city Passport Office staff ‘frightened’ as they are told to …

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Gwent Police send anglers home – to Leicestershire

The Gwent force’s Rural Crime Team was dispatched to investigate the reports at a private fishery in Llanvair Kilgeddin, near Usk. “After attending the location on the River Usk, four people – a 26-year-old man, a 22-year-old woman, a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy – were reportedly poaching on land and illegal trespassing on private land,” said a Gwent …

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Brexit fishing law a ‘missed opportunity’ for Wales

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Under the agreement, Wales will hold 1% of the UK fishing quota A new law to manage UK fisheries post-Brexit is a missed opportunity to change an “unfair” quota system, according to assembly members. The UK Fisheries Bill will, if passed, set the rules over commercial fishing in the UK after Brexit. But the …

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Trials re-starting at Cardiff Crown Court today

Jury trials had been on hold during the crisis – with preliminary, plea and sentencing hearings being held virtually. But last week, the Lord Chief Justice announced they would restart from May 18 at a small number of Crown Courts under strict social-distancing guidelines. MORE NEWS: Newport drivers punished for offences Caerphilly Nissan X-Trail drink-driver jailed The pharmacists in Gwent …

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Second Coronavirus case confirmed in Wales in Cardiff

He said that they are not aware of a connection between the two cases in Wales – aside from them both returning from Italy. An epidemic is seeming more likely with news of the virus being passed by people who have not been to any of the affected countries. He said: “Rather worryingly, in England at least, there is evidence …

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