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Peak District anglers dangerously close to huge plug hole

Media captionThe anglers were filmed by a woman who was walking her dogs Two anglers in small boats have been filmed dangerously close to a giant “plug hole” at a reservoir. They were spotted on Saturday a few metres from a 20m deep overflow hole at Derbyshire’s Ladybower Reservoir. Severn Trent Water, which owns the reservoir, warned people boating and …

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Brit fisherman reels in Europe’s biggest catfish weighing massive 230lb

A British fisherman has reeled in Europe’s biggest catfish – weighing a mammoth 230lb. Dental worker Robert Webb, 63, was on the last day of his fishing holiday in Spain when he hooked in a really big one. It took him 40 minutes to pull in the leviathan – believed to be the biggest mandarin catfish ever caught in Europe. …

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Giant brown bear sneaks up on oblivious fishermen in terrifying pics

The terrifying moment a hungry brown bear crept up on two oblivious fishermen has been captured in a series of breathtaking pictures. The frightening photo, taken on a remote creek shows the fishermen with rods in hand while the young male, who looked like he couldn’t bear them being on his turf, looms behind them. Wildlife photographer Robert Hawthorne said …

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Cheating Hartlepool angler stripped of Paul Roggeman win

Image copyright Danny Lawson/PA Wire Image caption The Paul Roggeman European Open Beach Championship is held every year on the Yorkshire coast A champion angler has been stripped of his title after being caught cheating. Marty Booth from Hartlepool landed his prizewinning catch outside competing hours of the Paul Roggeman European Open Beach Championship, the BBC understands. Organisers have disqualified …

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Manager Neil Warnock leaves Cardiff City

GONE: Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock and Bristol City manager Lee Johnson pictured ahead of Sunday’s game at the Cardiff City Stadium. Bristol won the Championship derby 1-0. Picture: Bradley Collyer/PA Wire

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Angling shops shutting at alarming rate as sinking numbers take up fishing

Tackle shops are struggling to stay afloat as fewer people are taking up the hobby fuelling a wave of closures. The number of independent fishing and angling shops has plunged by 63 to just 458 in the past year alone, according to the Local Data Company. Many are being sunk by the competition from online rivals, such as Amazon. They …

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Daring fishermen spotted floating dangerously close to massive 66ft plug hole

A dog walker has captured the jaw-dropping moment two fishermen floated dangerously close to a huge 66ft plug hole. Flo Neilson was walking with her two dogs past the overflow hole at Ladybower Reservoir in Derbyshire when she spotted the pair in the water. Stunned by the sight, she began filming as they paddled terrifyingly near to the massive hole. …

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Fish stocks ‘not being protected’ by Natural Resources Wales

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Poachers are decimating fish stocks with impunity, anglers say Environmental watchdog Natural Resources Wales is failing in its duty to protect fish stocks and prevent poaching, anglers have said. Stripping it of some of its responsibilities would improve the situation, the Welsh Salmon and Trout Angling Association (WSTAA) added. Members are calling for a …

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Memorable moments at UK coasts 2019 include a commuting seal

British wildlife is increasingly being disturbed by people with jet skis frightening dolphins, kayakers scaring seals, and a growing number of day trips from harbours. Drones are also causing problems to the country’s marine environment, a review of 2019 by the Wildlife Trusts found. On a more positive note “thrilling” sightings of bottlenose dolphins off the Yorkshire coast and a …

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