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Jun 20, 2016

Get Hooked: A bedtime book for the fisherman by Dave Rees

GET HOOKED! is the most recent book by Dave Rees and is presented as a Collection of short stories previously published by a respected monthly fishing magazine and now brought together as a collection of short stories that even the curious… Read Full Story
May 19, 2016

Help stop the spread of invasive plants and animals in British waters.

Water primrose, quagga mussels and so-called ‘killer shrimp’ are just a few invasive non-native species that can be devastating to British plants, fish and ecosystems. IInvasive non-native species can have a damaging impact on British… Read Full Story
May 01, 2016

Fishing and Fancy Free: Fishing in the fast lane by Dave Rees

FISHING AND FANCY FREE by Dave Rees follows the fate of three firm friends on their annual fishing trip to Scotland. Unknown to them. and in a log cabin just yards from their own, are three very attractive women who there for the fishing… Read Full Story
Aug 07, 2014

Green Lane Care Farm Community Interest Company seek help of local angling club

"As part of our work with the community we want to renovate our fishing pond so eventually it can be used by local groups to support issues such as mental health, isolation of people, engaging young people in the countryside and disabled… Read Full Story
Mar 15, 2014

Time to buy your 2014 Environment Agency fishing rod licence

Any angler aged 12 years or over, fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eels in England (except the River Tweed), Wales or the Border Esk and its tributaries in Scotland must have an Environment Agency rod licence. Rod licences are… Read Full Story
Feb 03, 2014

Renovated 3 Bed Mill with Carp & Trout Lake for sale in Normandy, France

Ancient Mostly Renovated Mill Owners House & Mill, in a beautiful tranquil wooded valley with its own Carp & Trout Lake, plus permission for a 2nd larger lake. Located near the Town of Falaise, in the Calvados region of Normandy, France.… Read Full Story
Fishing in the North East of England
Aug 14, 2013

Fishing Holiday Locations in the North East or England

When it comes to fishing holiday locations, there are few so vibrant and varied as the North East of England. Famed as the home of Craster Kippers and the historic home of Grace Darling, the North East has long been a top coastal… Read Full Story
Jul 16, 2013

Is fishing dead in the water?

John Bailey, author and presenter of the book and the TV series ‘Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr. Crabtree’ appeared on BBC1 Sunday 14th July to talk about the decline in youngsters getting involved in the sport of fishing. It’s a subject… Read Full Story
Jul 11, 2013

Fishing In Cardiff

Freshwater Fishing in Cardiff If you are thinking of fishing in Cardiff then the one thing you will certainly have is variety. Cardiff is situated on the Bristol Channel where 3 significant rivers terminate. Two of these flow into Cardiff… Read Full Story
Dec 17, 2012

Top 5 family-friendly destinations for a fishing weekend in the UK

For anglers and their families it’s very important to find not only a beautiful and fruitful fishing spot but also an area that everyone will enjoy. Planning a weekend away with the family can be difficult at the best of times, so we have… Read Full Story
Tiger Fishing in Africa
Dec 06, 2012

Hunting Africa’s top fresh water predator, the Tiger Fish

By Stephen Sutherland What is it that draws man to a body of water? It might be the ocean, a lake, a river, or even just a pond. We sit and gaze over the surface, mesmerized by its tranquillity. Then something stirs under the surface and… Read Full Story
befriend a person with dementia who has a passion for fishing
Aug 20, 2012

Volunteer befriender opportunity for someone with an interest in fishing

Do you have a few hours per week to spare to befriend a person with dementia who has a passion for fishing to enable them to carry out a once loved hobby? Alzheimer’s Society is developing a new Befriending Service in the East Antrim area… Read Full Story
Aug 05, 2012

Fishing the National Park de Biesbosch in Holland - Frank Hanhart

After retirement 5 years ago, we decided to move from a place close to Amsterdam to more rural areas. As it came to be we found a nice house in a nice village (750 inhabitants) and again experienced the wonders of waking up to the sound of… Read Full Story
Fishing Holiday UK
Nov 06, 2011

Fishing Getaway Guide | UK Fishing holiday guide

There is nothing finer than getting away from it all and taking a holiday that involves your hobby or passion. If your passion is fishing then you have so much choice in the UK. A week or more away is the ultimate dream for many fishermen… Read Full Story
Finding The Best Fishing Holiday Deal
Oct 25, 2011

Finding The Best Fishing Holiday Deal

Whether you are a seasoned fisherman or just starting out, a fishing holiday is a great way to truly get in touch with the great outdoors and to find a place to relax and get away from it all. From lake fishing to river angling, deep sea… Read Full Story
Hidden Valley Discovery Park
Oct 25, 2011

Hidden Fishing Holiday Locations, UK

Whilst a lot of the large fisheries we now find in the UK are a great asset, sometimes as a fisherman we fancy something a little different. There is something a bit special about getting to a secluded water, virtually untouched, or… Read Full Story
Thames Anglers' Conservancy
Jun 22, 2011

The Thames Angler's Conservancy : anglers and hydropower

The Thames Anglers Conservancy was founded on the premise of ‘Anglers dedicated to protecting and improving the river Thames’ and the message still holds true today, we support all green initiatives that improve the environment. Thames… Read Full Story
Thames Anglers' Conservancy
Jun 22, 2011

The Thames Anglers' Conservancy (TAC) : conservation of the River Thames

The Thames Anglers' Conservancy (TAC) is a Free to join voluntary organisation established at the beginning of 2010 and run by anglers, helping in the conservation of the River Thames. As anglers we spend a vast amount of time by the river… Read Full Story
Raising funds for the RNLI
Feb 15, 2011

UK - Norway RNLI Fund Raising 2012

Would you drive over 3500 miles just to catch a fish? No? Well that is exactly what 4 Yorkshire fishermen are doing. However, they aren’t doing it just for the odd cod or halibut, they are doing it with an aim to raise over £10,000 for the… Read Full Story
Aug 30, 2010

Keep invaders out of your pond or aquarium advise Plantlife & the RHS

Invasive non-native plants can be a nuisance in our ponds and aquaria, and cause serious problems in our environment if they escape into the wild. A new booklet published by Plantlife and the Royal Horticultural Society is now available to… Read Full Story
Weadmire fishing t shirts
May 30, 2010

Fishing t-shirts from WeAdmire

WeAdmire: One day I bought a t shirt from Camden Market. It was decorated with a hand-painted detail of the Bayeux Tapestry. The "get out of my way that shirt has my name on it" urge, did not re-occur again for another 20 years. However,… Read Full Story
Environment Agency Rod Licence
Apr 01, 2010

2010 Environment Agency Rod Licence

Any angler aged 12 years or over, fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eels in England (except the River Tweed), Wales or the Border Esk and its tributaries in Scotland must have an Environment Agency rod licence. Rod licences are… Read Full Story
White Clawed Crayfish
Jan 31, 2010

Crayfish conundrum for angling

Carefully placed bait, a perfect cast; all to be ruined by a brazen crayfish sweep the bait from the line. More likely than not it is one of the North American crayfish that are rapidly spreading through our waterways. This species is… Read Full Story
White Clawed Crayfish
Jan 28, 2010

Legislation regarding Crayfish and trapping crayfish in England and Wales

Legislation regarding Crayfish in England and Wales: Save a species and stay legal! UK Fisherman are constantly being asked about the legalities surrounding Crayfish and trapping them. We hope the following, courtesy of the South West… Read Full Story
Minima rod guides
Jan 26, 2010

Do it yourself rod building - Minima guides

Newly introduced to the UK is a range of ultra slim, lightweight guides called Minima. Incorporating a double swaged (the ring is locked in position on both sides by the guide frame) SS304 ring and finished in a durable, attractive TiCH… Read Full Story
Boat Launch
Dec 16, 2009

Sturgeon and Salmon fishing, Fraser River, British Columbia

One and a half hours east of Vancouver, on the edge of the Canadian Rockies, is the Town of Chilliwack. Because of its fertile agricultural land, miners heading for the gold rush in the Fraser River canyon, settled the area in the mid… Read Full Story
Sep 03, 2009

National Angling Participation Survey – Take Part Now!

A major, new research programme focusing on the social benefits of angling in the England and Scotland is underway. The project, ‘The Social and Community Benefits of Angling’ is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and runs from January 2009 -… Read Full Story
Homemade Carp And Catfish Fishing Baits For Big Fish
Aug 04, 2009

Homemade Carp And Catfish Fishing Baits For Big Fish

Making your own homemade baits is one of the best ‘edges’ left to fishermen who dream of big fish! There is no doubt about its success over the decades and it is something which is easy to do for anyone prepared to give it a try. Many… Read Full Story
The bishops reel
Sep 27, 2008

Piscatorial Past Times

PISCATORIAL PAST-TIMES - By steve Sheppard Source: Steve Sheppard at Anglers Gifts My interest in angling began when I was a youngster my father took me to a local soccer match between two local teams that left me scarred for life and… Read Full Story
Sep 27, 2008

Piscatorial Companion

A PISCATORIAL COMPANION - By Steve Sheppard Source: Steve Sheppard at Anglers Gifts Now you may think from my title a friend to go fishing with well you are wrong. This is a story going back to a time when men were men, adventure, danger,… Read Full Story
Sep 27, 2008

Specialist Anglers Alliance

The Specialist Anglers Alliance - By Paul Orford Source: Who are the Specialist Anglers Alliance? The Specialist Anglers Alliance represents the interests of specialist anglers and angling groups ranging from ECHO and the… Read Full Story
Sep 27, 2008

Transforming Angling Development

Source: The Angling Development Board is now seeking the services of senior volunteers and a team of professional development staff to realise the aspirations of the Angling Whole Sport plan. A Chair and Finance Director… Read Full Story
Sep 27, 2008

Milton Keynes Disabled Angling Club

Milton Keynes Disabled Angling Club The Milton Keynes Disabled Angling Club was formed to encourage people with disabilities to fish. This includes those who used to fish and those who want to try it for the first time. Their equal… Read Full Story
Sep 23, 2008

Contour Map Fishing

What does your swim look like underwater? Find out with M & B Contour Map Fishing M & B Contour Mapping specializes in producing accurate coloured contour depth maps of lakes and Fisheries. The maps show any variations in depth, the… Read Full Story
Sep 23, 2008

Environment agency fishing rod licence required for UK coarse and trout fishing.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A LICENCE BEFORE HEADING TO THE RIVER: Submitted by Adrian Westwood at The Environment Agency Anglers eagerly anticipating the opening of the coarse fishing season on June 16 should make sure they have a valid rod… Read Full Story
Sep 23, 2008

Lessons for anglers from a fishy education

LESSONS FOR ANGLERS FROM A FISHY EDUCATION: By Rex Bledsoe Humans have a tendency to believe most animals are relatively stupid - especially fish. When anglers believe fish have limited powers of observation and intelligence, they tend to… Read Full Story
Sep 23, 2008

FACT Launches two posters to save Nation's fisheries

FACT Launches two posters to save Nation’s fisheries Fish theft and spread of disease have been the big issues for Britain ’s anglers over the last two years. The Fish Welfare Group, a working committee of Fisheries and Angling… Read Full Story
Sep 23, 2008

121 Youth Befriending challenging disadvantage

Challenging Disadvantage Challenging disadvantage by changing young lives for the better, offering friendship, experience, diversion, caring and mentoring... At 121 Youth Befriending we recruit and train volunteers from the local community… Read Full Story
The draw for pegs
Sep 22, 2008

Lindholme Fisheries, fishing charity match

Charity match in aid of Breast Cancer Care 228 Northern and Midland Anglers descended on Lindholme Fisheries, at Epworth, to fish a charity match in aid of Breast Cancer Care on May 2, 2007, with the event raising over £5,600 for the… Read Full Story


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