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Daily Archives: September 14, 2020

Fishing surges after coronavirus lockdown is eased, angling licence figures show

Lockdown-weary Britons reached for their fishing rods after coronavirus restrictions were lifted, figures show today. Anglers desperate to escape virtual house arrest hung “gone fishing” signs on their front doors as they grabbed their bait and hooks and headed for the nearest lake or river. Environment Agency statistics reveal a huge surge in sales of fishing licences after the Government …

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Inquest into death of angler who sparked massive police search after he was last seen on river bank – Stoke-on

An inquest has been held into the death of an angler who was last seen on the banks of the River Dove. Roger Wheat, from Bedworth, in Warwickshire, had been fishing in Ellastone, near Uttoxeter, on Tuesday, January 7. He was reported missing and a three-day search was carried out for the 79-year-old. Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Search and Rescue, Nottinghamshire …

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