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ANGLING: Latest news from the riverbanks

DAVE Self came out on top in the fourth round of the Oxford Summer League. Fished by seven teams of six on the River Thames at Abingdon and Culham, the Drennan Bordon angler took the honours. Drawn on the favoured bottom end peg at Culham, Self caught bream on the feeder and worm for a winning weight of 32lb 8oz …

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Learn to fish for free with Tiverton and District Angling Club

Learn to fish with the Tiverton and District Angling Club. The group is hosting a day for budding fishers on Saturday, June 22 at their Little Yeo Fishery near Witheridge. Eric Priest, from the club, said: “This will be open to all juniors under the age of 15yrs and is totally free of charge. All bait and tackle will be …

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Man thought this ray was happy about being caught

Its ‘eyes’ are actually breathing gills (Picture: eastnews) A fisherman thought this ray was pleased about being caught because it was ‘smiling’. Steven Mansell, 52, caught the thornback ray while fishing off Southend Pier in Essex. He was amazed to notice the ray’s ‘face’ which made it look like it was grinning at him. In fact, it was not – …

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Angler caught freaky fish with two mouths that will make you shudder

Angler Debbie Geddes was stunned to catch this mutant fish with two mouths while fishing on Lake Champlain in upstate New York (Pictures: NBC6) An experienced angler was stunned to catch a mutant fish with two mouths. Debbie Geddes reeled in the freakish animal during a fishing trip on Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh, New York state earlier this month with …

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Angling Direct opens latest store | Insider Media

Fishing tackle and equipment retailer Angling Direct has opened a new store in Nottingham. The latest addition brings the company’s UK-wide estate to 27 stores. The Nottingham branch was previously occupied by Majestic Wines and spans 4,500 sq ft. Chief executive Darren Bailey said: “We are very excited to have opened our Nottingham store, which is set in a very …

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Why YouTubers are going mad for a Victorian cook’s pigeon pie (with claws included)

Cookery videos on YouTube are as numerous as poppies in the Prince of Wales’s wildflower meadows. But the site’s latest star isn’t a lissom vegan or a genial hipster with a muscular way with bone marrow, but a stoutly corseted party in a print frock. In the late 19th century, Avis Crocombe was the cook at Audley End house, a …

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Peregrine Falcon covered in oil rescued from Caldey Island

A Peregrine Falcon covered in oil has been rescued from Caldey Island off the Pembrokeshire coast. The bird of prey was found by a part-time resident of the island last weekend. Caldey Island has a population of approximately 40 residents, and is home to varying numbers of Cistercian monks. The falcon was returned safely to Tenby, and collected by RSPCA …

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New opening takes Angling Direct to 24 stores

Fishing tackle and equipment retailer Angling Direct has opened a new shop taking the listed group’s total estate to 24 stores across the country. A Peterborough shop opened on Saturday (27 October), occupying a 3,500 sq ft display area and located on the east side of the city, in Boongate. Angling Direct said it was the first “destination store” of …

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Fishermen catch relative of Great White shark in Cornwall

Porbeagle shark Cornwall

Four friends who went shark fishing for the first time in Cornwall were shocked when they reeled in a specimen which is a cousin of the Great White. George Hill and his brother Zack, along with pals Rob and Tom Cunliffe, took to the water off Falmouth in Cornwall at the weekend with low expectations. They could not believe it …

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BBC Gone Fishing: Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer fish on River Tay during filming

Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer fish River Tay

The head of a famous salmon fishery has said it was a “joy” to host two titans of British comedy at her Perthshire estate. Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer tried their luck on the River Tay during filming for the new series of their hit show Gone Fishing. Episode One went out out on Friday evening, and their exploits in …

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