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Angling Notes: A strange fishing day

Apart from regularly hooking themselves, fishermen often hook old boots, fence posts, cows and other animals. They don’t mean to do it; it just happens. Occasionally it happens in a way that is quite out of the ordinary. In 1910, a man fishing for trout on the river Test below Winchester in Hampshire, caught a tree. He’d been trying to …

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Angling Notes: Fly fisher supreme Shields claims Carrigavantry Cup

FROM my perspective angling continues to remain in the doldrums. Reports from around the country are scarce, almost negligible as club and open competitions are postponed or cancelled left, right and centre. Of course these decisions are absolutely correct as Covid-19 continues to take hold and it is vital to rigidly adhere to the expert medical advice available. My disappointment …

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Angling Notes: Pride of place for a big catch with a difference

At the time of writing, maybe, just maybe, the signs suggest we may get to wet a line before the end of season. I, for one anyway, continue to remain optimistic! Even if we do get there, social distancing will probably be with us well into 2021. Meanwhile, I continue with more entertaining and bizarre tales gathered from around the …

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RSPCA called to Hendre Lake in St Mellons over fishing litter concerns

A duck has sadly become one of wildlife’s latest victims of fishing litter, after wire became trapped tightly around the bird’s leg. RSPCA Cymru was alerted to the mallard hybrid duck’s plight after a member of the public spotted the distressed animal at Hendre Lake in Cardiff. Credit: RSPCA Cymru Officers from the animal welfare charity found the duck on …

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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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