Author: geepster

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

Specimen carp lake opens at restocked Shropshire fishery and holiday park

A re-developed fishing lake for specimen carp weighing up to 33lb has been officially opened at a popular Shropshire fishery and holiday park. Trevor’s Specimen Carp Lake, covering more than one acre, is one of five lakes at Spring Lea Fishery and Holiday Park at Plealey Road, Lea Cross, near Shrewsbury. Councillor Roger Evans, Shropshire […]

Angling Trust appoint Steve Fitzpatrick in new Head of Competitions role

Former Angling Times editor Steve Fitzpatrick has been appointed as the new Head of Competitions at the Angling Trust. Steve (48) joins the Senior Management Team following a 25-year career with Bauer Media’s angling portfolio where he was lately Editor-in-Chief, having stepped down earlier this year as Angling Times’ longest-serving member of staff and Editor. […]

New fishing licences unveiled by the Environment Agency

Pic: The two rod coarse and trout licence for the 2022-2023 season. The Environment Agency (EA) has released new fishing licence images designed by British Fish and Wildlife Artist, David Miller. Ahead of the start of this year’s fishing season, David has designed new and unique images of three of the nation’s most beloved species: […]

Coarse fisheries receive vital boost as 600,000 fish are stocked across England

The Environment Agency’s fish farm at Calverton near Nottingham, has achieved another record-breaking year, restocking rivers, lakes and ponds across England. Funded by income from the sale of rod licences, and aimed at restoring or creating new fisheries, the EA’s fish restocking programme has produced a record 627,495 fish this year.  As a result of […]

Rapala, Storm, Okuma and 13 Fishing heading for inaugural Sea Angling Classic

Lure manufacturing giants Rapala, along with sister predator brands Okuma, Storm and 13 Fishing are heading to this year’s Sea Angling Classic taking place in Portsmouth from 15-19 June. The brands, distributed by Normark UK, are supporting the Charter Boat category in what is set to be the biggest recreational boat sea fishing competition in […]

Wetwheels hooks up with the Sea Angling Classic

Disabled anglers will have the opportunity to compete alongside some of the world’s greatest sea anglers in this year’s Sea Angling Classic taking place on 15-19 June 2022 in Portsmouth. Wetwheels vessels have been designed to accommodate all disabled people, including wheelchair users, providing state-of-the-art facilities including electric fishing reels for sea anglers with limited […]