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Angling Notes: Call out for youth groups and schools to join angling initiative

More than 250 young people took part in a novice fishing programme during the summer organised by the Dublin Angling Initiative (DAI). The initiative aims to promote, develop and improve angling among children and young people in the greater Dublin area. Youth clubs, community groups and schools took part in the programme which catered for the complete novice to the …

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Angling Notes: specimen fish hunters enjoy awards presentation

The Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) awards presentation for 2019 took place recently in the Clayton Hotel near Dublin Airport. The day represents the highlight for those anglers fortunate to catch specimen fish during the year. Although no new records were established in 2019, it was a good year for specimens with 578 claims processed. A total of 48 were …

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Angling Notes: Prize for first catch and release salmon of season

The first catch and release salmon of 2020 has been caught on the river Drowes in Co Leitrim. Nash McDaid of Ballybofey, Donegal landed the 5.4kg salmon at the Point of the Meadow on a Red Flying “C” at 2.45pm on Friday, February 14th. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) awarded €250 prize money to the angler for the first catch and …

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Angling Notes: Bluefin tuna catch and release scheme to run in 2020

Bluefin pilot programme Building on the success of last year’s bluefin tuna pilot programme, a catch and release fishery for the species in Ireland will again operate in 2020 and, should the programme continue to be viable, it may continue for a further two years. A maximum of 25 authorisations may be granted to angling charter skippers and the fishery …

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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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