Tackle shops unite to create fresh AIR fishing group

TEN of the country’s top fishing shops have come together to form the Association of Independent Retailers that could take on the dominance of Angling Direct. The Tackle Box in Kent is one of the well-respected stores in the new AIR fishing trade group. The AIR fishing trade group –  the Association of Independent Retailers […]

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Trawlers return to Pacific fishing area in rare environmental success tale

With stocks rebounding, regulators have reopened a groundfish habitat off the west coast with environmentalists support A rare environmental success story is unfolding in water off the US west coast. After years of fear and uncertainty, bottom trawler fishermen- those who use nets to catch rockfish, bocaccio, sole, Pacific Ocean perch and other deep-dwelling fish- […]

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Huge river zander caught after angler’s run of disasters

THE biggest zander of the season, weighing a whopping 19 lb 4 oz, has been caught after a catalogue of calamities. Steve Williams displays his jumbo River Severn zander. The huge River Severn zander fell to Steve Williams, who smashed his old PB. But Steve admits that he was lucky to catch it. The 48-year-old […]

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North Korea is dodging sanctions with fish and front firms in Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique( CNN) On the surface, there is nothing remarkable about this sleepy fishing port in Maputo. Pyongyang’s interest in a couple of aging African trawlers may appear odd at first. But fishing is big business in Mozambique — it’s one of the country’s most lucrative industries. North Korea wants a slice of that much-needed […]

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18 of the world’s best rail journeys

Some of the worlds wildest and most beautiful scenery is best enjoyed from a train window. From Lhasa to Lima, we choose brilliant and great value routes UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hrPrice (single): From £45The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the other is the Night Riviera to Penzance), is […]

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Cancer risks for anglers highlighted by affected star

ONE of Britain’s best known and most loved anglers has warned of the dangers of fishing in the sun after being diagnosed with skin cancer. Bob Roberts has warned the angling community to take the risks of skin cancer more seriously. Bob Roberts hopes his warnings will help save other anglers, after skin cancer has […]

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‘ Our territory is our life ‘: one struggle against mining in Ecuador

David Hill: The AI Cofan in the Amazon fight back against small-scale gold-miners invading their land and new, large-scale concessions upriver Three A’I Cofan men were staring down at a pit of rocks, dead foliage and filthy water where two gold-panners were working. Beyond was a sluice and hoses running down to the rushing, green […]

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