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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 as well. The following is a short snippet from Fishing and Fancy Free. And that wasn't all that they caught. Brian had his usual last cast which went on for at least twenty minutes after he'd…
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 layman will understand and enjoy. It is truly a thought provoking dip in and out bedtime storybook on which you are bound to get hooked! A treasure of fishing tales to choose from. The following is a short snippet…
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 plants, animals and ecosystems - by spreading disease, competing for habitat and food and direct predation. Plants that grow profusely can block waterways while some animals can damage riverbanks - so they also affect economic uses of our environment and add significant management costs. As…
"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 fishing. We are looking for a fishing group that would like to use the facilities for an agreed amount of time, but could support the project by helping with the renovation of the platforms and paths. We are…
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 available from Post Office outlets throughout England and Wales, online, by direct debit and over the telephone on 0844 800 5386. The phone line is open from 8.30am to 8.00pm daily from March to September and 8.30am to 6.00pm…
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. Now Reduced By Euro 10,000 to Euro 160,000 & No Agents Fee To PayLe Moulin Des Loges Property Details:                              The Mill is newly re-roofed in slate, newly re-pointed with lime mortar, south facing, 3 double bedroom, stone built property,…
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 destination and one at the top of fishermen’s lists. Thanks to a surprising summer of sunshine, the region has even more to offer those who like to spend their breaks surrounded by fishing twine and fresh catch,…
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 that’s close to our hearts as the search continues for young anglers to appear in Series 2 of ‘Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr. Crabtree’. So what’s the problem? Is fishing no longer the #1 participatory sport in…
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 Bay. This bay is fast becoming a secret treasure chest for fishermen and can only get better. River fishing in Cardiff The Taff flows through the center of Cardiff and its lower sections around Hamadryad Park contain some nice chub…
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 found the top five places where you can go fishing and entertain the kids all in one. Rutland Water, Leicestershire Rutland Water is a reservoir and a nature reserve designated as a ‘site of special scientific…
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 causes ripples that instantly snap us out of our trance. It's at this moment that our deeply entrenched instinct to hunt kicks in. Whatever caused that ripple must be caught. If not for the…
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 for people living with dementia. We are currently recruiting volunteers for this new service and specifically need a male volunteer who has an interest in fishing and would like to take a person with dementia…
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 pidgeons cooing on the roof instead of roaring exhausts of commuter traffic. We felt like we had gone back to our youth. So life went into a decidedly lower gear from that moment…
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 and especially the specimen hunters out there. So where should you be thinking of going? Well the choice is huge, but Cornwall is always one of the nation`s favourite places for both a holiday…
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 lining to beach casting, there are so many places to fish and a host of holiday destinations just crying out to be explored. With the current economic downturn and many people feeling the…
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 seemingly so and settling down. Finding these gems can be hard, but they are out there. The great thing is that they are not all syndicate or club waters. So where can we find these hidden fishing locations?…
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