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Fishermen catch relative of Great White shark in Cornwall

Four friends who went shark fishing for the first time in 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 when …

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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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Kirkintilloch angler rescues otter cub in Inverness

Image copyright Inverness Angling Club Image caption The cub was found exhausted on a bank of the River Ness An otter cub is in the care of an animal welfare charity after being rescued by an angler. James Buchanan, from Kirkintilloch, was visiting Little Isle Pool, an Inverness Angling Club-managed fishing spot on the Ness, early on Wednesday morning. He …

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Scientists delve into mystery of returning bluefin tuna

Image caption Scientists have been tagging bluefin tuna caught in the sea off the Western Isles Researchers are investigating the reappearance of Atlantic bluefin tuna off Scotland. The fish were once a common sight around the British Isles, before disappearing in the 1990s. In the last five years, tuna have frequently been seen from late summer to winter. The Western …

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Boy, 11, finds gun while fishing in Coventry canal

A schoolboy from Atherstone has spoken of his shock after finding a GUN while fishing in the canal. Aiden Masters, aged 11, from Mancetter, was magnet fishing in the Coventry canal off Manor Road on Monday evening when he felt something heavy. With help from his elder brother the pair pulled out an air rifle and could not believe their …

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Anger over proposed RSPCA moves to campaign against angling and horse racing

In a statement the BHA said: “British racing has a long history of collaboration with recognised welfare organisations such as the RSPCA, World Horse Welfare and SSPCA, which over recent years has resulted in a number of measured, evidence-based enhancements to the sport’s high welfare standards.” The controversy is just the latest to surround the RSPCA, whose patron the Queen …

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Gone Fishing: tales from the riverbank | News

Lisa ClarkExecutive Producer Fish don’t take direction very well. Nor do Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer, at least not in Mortimer Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. The fish are fully in charge on this show from start to finish and Paul and Bob are too focused on their potential catches to think about the finer points of the production. So, how do …

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Pregnant seal shot in heart with rifle for interfering with angler’s fishing

It is suspected that the animals were deliberately killed by anglers who were angry that they were interfering with their fishing (Picture: SWNS) A pregnant seal whose body was found washed up on a river mudbank had been deliberately shot in the heart with a rifle, it emerged today. The discovery of the bodies of two pregnant common seals in …

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