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Des Taylor inspired by one angler’s dreams

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Angling Times,
17 February 2016 11:44

Big-fish legend Des Taylor is about to make the dreams of a fishing fanatic come true in a project that will inspire the nation’s anglers.The Angling Times columnist will join Bill Finch, who is terminally ill with cancer, for a campaign across the UK’s rivers and lakes to help achieve fish-of-a-lifetime catches that will also provide the content for a ...

New weapon in fish crime fight

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Angling Times, 18 January 2016 12:54

A schoolboy has created a mobile app that allows anglers to fight crime from the bank.‘Project Poacher’ will revolutionise the way anglers can report incidents at fisheries across the UK, and is another step forward in the battle against fish thefts.Free to download on most smartphones, the app allows users to send on-the-spot reports to the police while automatically pinpointing ...

3lb 5oz perch best

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Angling Times, 18 October 2015 06:00

Richard Griffiths’ decision to leave his carp tackle at home and go drop shotting paid off in style – with six 2lb-plus perch topped by a 3lb 5oz specimen.The Shimano-backed carper visited an East Midlands gravel pit with colleague Simon Bates, where the pair netted more than 40 predators using Rapala Storm soft baits on light lure rods. Simon banked ...

Angling set for £500,000 licence windfall

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Angling Times, 05 October 2015 15:46

Angling is set to receive a major cash boost of more than £500,000, thanks to soaring rod licence sales.The huge cash injection is being released by the Environment Agency after bosses revealed that the overall sale of UK rod licences has hit the million mark for 2015 – ending six years of decline.In an exclusive interview with Angling Times, the ...

Biggest ever bankside crackdown on illegal angling beats criminals

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Angling Times, 10 August 2015 11:14

The biggest-ever crackdown on illegal anglers has seen more than £40,000 in fines handed out to law breakers in just one month. Thanks to a massive increase in the number of bankside patrols and initiatives to stamp out illegal activity on rivers, lakes and canals nationwide, angling’s governing body, in conjunction with the Environment Agency, has this week named and ...

7lb 4oz eel smashes 103-year-old record

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Angling Times, 03 August 2015 12:15

This huge 7lb 4oz venue record-breaking eel sets a new personal best for John Greenhalf. The president of Clive Vale Angling Club in Hastings, East Sussex, beat the previous club record, that stood for a staggering 103 years, by 2lb when he paid a visit to one of the organisation’s own venues. He legered a fish-flavoured boilie close to a ...

Clubs aim to bring hundreds to the bank for matches

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Angling Times, 25 July 2015 06:00

The sight of hundreds of matchmen lining a river bank every weekend could soon become a regular occurrence on UK waterways thanks to a new initiative being piloted by a group of angling clubs. In a bid to rekindle the glory days of big competitions held on natural venues, a number of angling clubs in the South West have joined ...

Two million tune in to River Monsters

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Angling Times, 19 January 2015 10:20

The most eagerly anticipated fishing TV show of 2015 has received almost two million viewers in the first week of its release. Jeremy Wade’s River Monsters proved once again how popular angling can be on terrestrial television when commercial television giants ITV revealed the latest viewing figures following the release of the brand-new series. The first programme of the sixth ...

Fox Rage British Lure Angling Championships 2014

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Angling Times, 24 January 2014 11:54

A brand new competition has been launched in a bid to find the country’s greatest lure angler.The popularity of species such as pike, perch and zander has hit an all-time high in recent months and the industry has now reacted to the upsurge in popularity by creating the Fox Rage British Lure Angling Championships.Nine qualifiers will be staged at venues ...

Bailiff service rolls out across UK

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Angling Times, 09 January 2014 09:39

Angling is winning the fight against poaching and illegal fishing thanks to the growing army of volunteer crime fighters that are revolutionising the policing of venues nation-wide.It has been revealed this week that the hugely successful ‘Voluntary Bailiff Scheme’,  has now signed up over 400 anglers who are prepared to give up their spare time to protect the nation’s fish ...


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