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Daily Archives: September 2, 2020

Bright future for angling association

Dalbeattie Angling Association is set to reel in a bright future after a vital fishery was saved. The group has floundered since Buittle Reservoir was emptied and poisoned to kill American signal crayfish. But now members can fish the water for the first time in years when Scotland’s trout season officially opens on March 15. According to club secretary and …

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Fishing boom in lockdown as rod licence sales soar more 230% in two months, Environment Agency says

It is the activity with built-in social distancing, and now the age-old past-time of fishing has had an unprecedented revival. After the government sanctioned angling as an acceptable activity during the loosened lockdown, applications for fishing licences soared by 230 per cent, the Environment Agency has revealed. Between 13 May 2020, when the restrictions were lifted, and 9 June 2020 …

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