Author: geepster

Former editor of many a fishing magazine, owner of and MD of a pest control company!!

Andy Everill wins 2021 Cofton Cup Fishing Competition

South Devon’s highly regarded coarse fishing destination, Cofton Holidays, has crowned Andy Everill as winner of its autumn Cofton Cup Fishing competition. A keen fisherman, this is Andy’s third consecutive Cofton Cup title and his fourth overall having previously won Cofton Cup II, V and VI. The multi award-winning holiday park, hosted the seventh competition […]

Pictures and results from England’s successful assault on the 2021 Veterans World Match Fishing Championship in Slovenia

With an outstanding performance on day 2 of just 7 penalty points, England leap-frogged the other teams in contention to take  Team Gold with 25 points in the 2021 Veterans World Match Fishing Championship on the River Sava, Slovenia. The team had two sections wins (Steve Sanders and Mark Downes) a second (Bob Nudd) and […]

Buttle’s Building Customer Relations with Catch of the Day event

Customers from Buttle’s builders’ merchants braved inclement weather conditions to ensure the 19th annual fishing tournament could go ahead at Alders Farm Fishery in Milton Keynes. Buttle’s, which has branches in Leighton Buzzard, Enfield, Kentish Town, and St Albans, first organised the tournament in 2002 to build on a shared passion for angling among staff […]

Mark Downes on England’s 2021 World Championships assualt on Italy’s tough River Mincio

England manager Mark Downes reports on his teams excellent bronze medal in the 2021 World Championships in Italy. Travel In Italy we are considered ‘Elite Athletes’, giving us an exemption from the 5-day quarantine due to competing in an international event. All proceeded with their pre-travel tests and passenger locator details, giving us a smooth […]

Sensas Devizes crowned Division One National Champions on the Grand Union Canal

Division 1 National Championship 2021 Report Angling Trust Division 1 National Championships 2021 Grand Union Canal, Northampton Saturday 14th August 2021 418 fished The Angling Trusts blue riband event was fished this year on the Grand Union Canal around Northampton with 42 teams competing. In the run up to this match the canal hadn’t been […]

Preston Innovations Thatchers win 2021 Feeder National on the Gloucester Canal

Feeder National 2021 Report Angling Trust Feeder National Championships 2021 Gloucester Canal Sunday 22nd August 2021 120 fished A good turnout of 20 teams made the Angling Trusts inaugural Feeder National a keenly fought contest. Overnight rain added a bit of colour to the canal between Netheridge and Saul Junction and meant the skimmers and […]

Angling Trust and Environment Agency announce £50,000 fund to help angling clubs and fisheries protect waters from invasive species and diseases

The Angling Trust and Environment Agency are delighted to announce the opening of a new round of the Angling Improvement Fund (AIF) which will target tackling biosecurity threats and invasive species management. This funding will assist fisheries and angling clubs in protecting their waters from invasive non-native species such as the killer shrimp. Bids will […]

Three new record British fish ratified: ide, crucian carp, black mouthed dogfish

The British Record Fish Committee met remotely via online meeting facility on 19th July 2021. Present were: Mike Heylin OBE (Chairman), Oliver Crimmen (Scientific Advisor, Natural History Museum), Nigel Hewlett (Scientific Advisor, Environment Agency), Paul Coulson (Freshwater Specialist), Will Barnard (Freshwater Specialist), Andrew Nellist (Freshwater Specialist), David Craig (Ireland representative), Dr Phill Williams (Marine Specialist), […]