Pic: Innovative techniques such as mannequins have been used to deter fish-eating birds including cormorants Funding for two vital Angling Trust roles to help tackle predation by cormorants and goosanders has been extended for a further two years. The Environment Agency has been given approval to use rod licence income to safeguard the Fisheries […]
Len Riding and friend John Seeley from Merseyside were over to Ireland and Melview Lodge for their annual fishing trip, the weather at the start of their holiday was not the best for fishing. With the weather very bright and flat calm by mid day they decided on 04:15 starts in the morning to try […]
• Easter special at our tackle shops Friday 14th – Monday 17th inclusive at Pitsford, Rutland and Grafham • If customers spend £100 or more in the fishing lodges on tackle and/or clothing they can take a free day boat *on the same day of the purchase*. • If customers spend £50 or more on […]
A new slant on the pole sock from Guru, with three retaining options thanks to the tulip clip between the two socks. EVA foam coating and thick sock mesh means the sides and joints of the sections are well protected. The socks are easily large enough to hold your bigger sections like 11, 12 and 13 and […]
A retired detective with 30 years’ service in the police has joined the Angling Trust’s Fisheries Enforcement Support Service as Intelligence Manager. Gary Thomas retired from West Mercia force last May and will use his experience in intelligence gathering to help prevent illegal fishing and fisheries crime. The Fisheries Enforcement Support Service operates in partnership […]
The Environment Agency, working with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, have captured a vendace on film for the first time while conducting a water quality survey in the Lake District with a remote controlled sub. Vendace (coregonus albula) is the UK’s rarest freshwater fish and a relic of the ice age. Its UK habitat […]
Another £400,000 of rod licence money is being made available to the Angling Improvement Fund (AIF) to support around 160 new angling projects over the next four months in time for a busy spring and summer at fishing venues across the country. The Angling Trust, which administers the fund on behalf of the Environment Agency, […]
• Winter boat prices now apply Plus half day permits now valid all day • Don’t miss out on our fantastic Fur & Feather bank matches Grafham Water 27 November call 01480 810531 Rutland Water 4 December call 01780 686441 www.anglianwater.co.uk/leisure Rutland Water 01780 686441; Grafham Water 01480 810531; Pitsford, Ravensthorpe & Hollowell 01604 781350, […]
2016—2017 SEASON NEW VENUE Warwick Racing Club, Hampton Road, Warwick, CV34 6JP TALKS – ALL ON THURSDAYS 6/10/16: Des Taylor One of the biggest names in angling 3/11/16: Dermot Ogle Lure angling expert from Galway 1/12/16: Brian Ingram Captor of huge pike and carp 02/02/17 TBA 2/03/17: Barry McConnell Eel angler extraordinaire FISH-INS Sun. 16/10/16: […]
Environmental groups campaigning for the early construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel to remove millions of tonnes of untreated sewage that enters the river every year have given a warm welcome to the news that the last remaining legal hurdle has been crossed with the rejections of the two outstanding judicial reviews lodged by objectors […]
As the Environment Agency releases figures today that reveal just 17% of England’s rivers are in good health, the Angling Trust and the Blueprint for Water Coalition are urging communities across England to make a stand and speak up for the rivers, lakes, wetlands and beaches that they love. Latest Environment Agency improvements in gathering […]
There have not been many reported cases of fishy deaths at commercial fisheries this year, but the sudden mass death of quality roach at Drayton Reservoir has fisheries scientists scratching their heads. The carp at the British Waterways controlled water (now known as the Canal and River Trust) appear to have been completely unaffected and […]
Cuttle Mill Fishery near the Belfry is up for sale. The venue, which has been owned by the Higgins family since 1985, remains open as normal however and bookings are being taken as usual until the end of April and from the new season starting June 16th. Visit www.cuttle-mill.com .
• Terrific start to the new season at Pitsford WaterMartin Fairbrother makes his mark with a limit to remember – eight fish for 31lb 6oz • Mighty Rainbow for Mike at Ravensthorpe Reservoir10lb Rainbow for Mike Osgood of Market Harborough • Opening soon ……….Grafham Water Friday 16 March New Lodge TrophyRutland Water Saturday 31 March […]
Packington Somers Fishery has stocked its lakes with over 2,000 fish across the Meriden complex. With winter the safest time to boost stocks, bosses have split 1,700 F1s to 3lb between Molands, Little Gearys and Willow, and added 300 small barbel to Anniversaries Lake.