Covid angling boom – hard facts revealed for revival of numbers

THE Environment Agency has revealed more upbeat figures on angling’s sudden boom in interest. The Covid angling boom is making 2020 a year that bucks the trends after many downturns for the sport. And with an increase in rod licence sales year-on-year, the EA is thrilled with recent figures. The spike in demand was sparked […]

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Poachers exploit coronavirus crisis

A HARD-pressed angling club has said that illegal poachers are taking advantage of the lockdown, by stealing their valuable fish for the pot. Some of the dead fish found at a club lake during the coronavirus crisis. Officials were shocked to discover nets spread out across their lake, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, during the coronavirus […]

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Endangered eels are surging back

ENDANGERED eels look set for much better years ahead, after a bumper crop of ‘babies’ was spotted. Elvers are returning in the best numbers than for many years. Andrew Kerr, chairman of the Sustainable Eel Group, has found huge numbers of elvers in the mighty River Severn catchment system. Elvers – also called glass eels […]

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How to get the best out of split shot and weights on your line

COLIN MITCHELL, a long-time angling journalist and highly experienced coarse angler, is your guide to those little weights that make a big difference! Split shot – leaving a short gap between the bulk shots at the base of the float allows the float to float on the strike and creates a more direct connection to […]

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30 Anonymous People Admit To Dark Things That Happened In Their Secluded Hometown 

By January Nelson Updated October 17, 2019 thomas shellberg You don’t want to move to any of these towns mentioned on Ask Reddit. By January Nelson Updated October 17, 2019 thomas shellberg 1. My mom told me this story once that back when she was growing up in a small farming community in Ohio, there […]

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How to tie a tucked blood knot

IT’S not been the most fashionable knot for a very long time, but the tucked blood knot is one that a suprising number of anglers swear by. The finished knot should look like this and is much stronger than the un-tucked version. Not tucking the blood knot is one of the most common mistakes in […]

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Brexit ‘has changed EU view of Scotland’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVan Rompuy: Europe ‘looking at what Scotland is in favour of’ A former president of the European Council has said he believes Brexit has changed EU attitudes to Scottish independence. In a BBC interview, Herman Van Rompuy said there was now “much more sympathy” for European regions […]

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Big trout shocker for river coarse angler!

CHRIS BRENTNALL showed there are still surprises to be found in fishing when he landed this unexpected river catch… a 9 lb brown trout. Big River Trent trout – this ‘ferox’ slipped up to a pike angler using a big bait. The River Trent trout shock came when the 59-year-old Nottinghamshire angler was seeking pike. […]

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Massive boost for river fish stocks

THE Environment Agency has restocked dozens of rivers, including a water that has been ravaged by otters and pollution in the past. Great Ouse fishing prospects are improving after more fish were stocked. Great Ouse fishing prospects have improved further with the boost. The former British record barbel river has received nearly 15,000 barbel, chub, […]

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Huge hit of carp in France topped by 90-pounder

HEAVY baiting resulted in a huge hit of carp topped by this 90-pounder. This 90 lb 2 oz mirror carp is a new venue record for Bluewater Lakes. Chris McFerran set a new venue record for Bluewater Lakes in France when he matted the 90 lb 2 oz beast. The 51-year-old fed over 80 kilos […]

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