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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Can I go fishing now and are lakes open yet?

BRITS are eager for lockdown measures to finally be relaxed – with fishing enthusiasts keen to know if lakes will reopen. Boris Johnson set out his “road map” for lifting the coronavirus lockdown on Sunday May 10, which included allowing the public to take part in some sports. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news updates Fishing …

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Dad-of-five, 66, dies after ‘row with poachers’ at Lullingstone Castle as ‘yobs threw rocks at boat’ as cops h

A DAD-of-five died after a row with poachers when yobs threw rocks at his boat, it is claimed. Charles Hilder, 66, was allegedly pelted from the bank as he fished with his two elderly brothers in the grounds of Lullingstone Castle in Eynsford, Kent. The man who died following a “disturbance” at the medieval castle has been named locally as …

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Angling: Chance for a bream catch at Margam Country Park

FOLLOWING over a month’s work to improve angling facilities at Margam Country Park, it has re-opened for fishing and the top lake, home to bream of specimen proportions, is now also being fished for the first time. As well as day ticket fishing there is a new club to cater for regular visitors and more information on this can be …

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Newport’s Bistrot Pierre saved – but Cardiff branch to close

Six sites – Cardiff, Bath, Harrogate, Leicester, Middlesbrough and Sheffield – will close, with 123 jobs lost. MORE NEWS: New Gwent Police headquarters in Llantarnam is taking shape Newport cocaine dealer caught with luxury items Abergavenny newsagent’s brilliant Vera Lynn tribute Will Wright, joint administrator and partner at KPMG, said: “Covid-19 and the prolonged lockdown period has presented large swathes …

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Family drove through the night during lockdown to go fishing

A family who drove through the night during lockdown to go fishing have been slapped with fines. Devon and Cornwall Police Control Room Supervisor Mike Newton said the group were located in Torquay in the early hours of this morning, after driving from London to Devon, according to Devon Live. On Twitter, he said: “Officers locate a family from London …

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Welsh Fishermen Tell Their Story on the Silver Screen

A film showing the true-life experiences of Welsh fishermen will have its premiere in North and South Wales later this month. ‘Meet the Fishermen’ introduces a handful of Welsh fishermen and explores their contribution to the Welsh seafood economy – past and present. The short film aims to present a candid account, from the fishermen’s perspective, of an industry and …

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‘Super region’ plan linking Cardiff, Bristol and Swindon moves forward

A project to create an economic ‘super region’ that stretches from the West of England across the Bristol Channel into Wales is planning to bring together an all-party parliamentary group of MPs and Welsh Assembly members to drive the initiative forward. The Western Gateway is a plan to boost local economies by encouraging cross-border collaboration between businesses and authorities in …

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A truly enormous fish has been caught off the Welsh coast

A truly enormous fish has been caught off the coast of Wales. Andrew Alsop runs his own charter business and was taking some customers shark fishing off the coast of Neyland near Pembrokeshire . Commercial fisherman Gavin Davies had charted Andrew’s boat yesterday to take some of his staff out for a day. They were not targeting tuna and were …

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Row breaks out between anglers and the council over Exeter fishing rights

Anglers have been left furious after being told they will no longer be able to fish in the Exeter Canal basin. Paul Marks, who is membership secretary and a trustee for Exeter District Angling Association, claims they have been told by the canal manager that they can no longer fish there as it is a working canal. They have appealed …

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Angling Direct has now opened a new store in Warrington

The fishing tackle and equipment retailer, has launched a new store in Warrington, Cheshire, the new store opening marks the retailer’s 35 stores across the United Kingdom. The store will span 4,500 square feet, the shop is located in Cockhedge Shopping Park. The shop will allow customers to try before they buy and it will also cater for a wide …

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