AN online archive of photographs depicting UK water sites taken by members of the public has been launched to celebrate the UN International Year of Freshwater, and the top prize has gone to a photo of an angler on the River Itchen (above).
Called the National Collection of Freshwater sites, this unique visual record has been compiled as part of H2O03, the UK initiative to celebrate the UN Year, and can be visited on www.freshwatersites.org.uk .
We asked people to submit photos of local freshwater sites that were important to them and have awarded prizes to the best submissions, says H2O03 organiser Rob Flavin from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, speaking from an event to celebrate the UN Year in Oxfordshire.  
Photos came in from all over the country along with a description from each entrant on what the location meant to them.  We were very impressed with the quality of entries and range of subject matter representing all types of site from rivers through to ponds.  Shots came in from both rural and urban locations.
The National Collection demonstrates the importance of these freshwater sites to people and wildlife.
Although the competition has now closed, Rob Flavin is keen to encourage more submissions to the National Collection.
People are able to send more entries via the website as we want to continue building the collection, he says.
As well as being a ‘living’ archive for the country to enjoy, the National Collection should also help people working on European legislation that protects and improves our freshwater resources.  It will provide a social commentary to complement technical assessments taking place.
Organisers of H2O03 include the Department for International Development, Environment Agency, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, DEFRA, WaterAid, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the British Hydrological Society.
The winning National Collection photographs can be viewed at the following website:
www.mistral-pr.co.uk/photo/UNFreshwater

Winners of the National Collection photography competition were:-

Open category winner – R Murchie, Eastleigh, Hampshire
Open runners up – Chris Coode, London
Under 18 winner – Christabel Jones, Cholsey, Oxfordshire

Prizes included holidays at Center Parcs, trips to Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust centres and hundreds of pounds-worth of photographic equipment.

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Input error: <em>Assets/Images/Competitions/Nexavesweb.jpg</em> is not allowed for <em>Image</em> (not a file in <em>files/totalfishing</em>).|0|1C2DBCCC-FE77-4DDE-A1AF-4F7CF751E68A|1|2003-05-01 10:05:48.000|2003-05-01 10:05:48.000|Assets/Images/Competitions/Nexavesweb.jpg|Have you won a nice, new barbel rod?|Are you the lucky winner of our Shimano Nexave barbel rod competition?|<P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><B style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal><FONT size=3><FONT face=Times New Roman><A href=http://www.shimano.co.uk target=_blank><IMG src=/files/totalfishing/Assets/Images/Competitions/Nexavesweb.jpg border=0></A></FONT></FONT></B></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><B style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal><FONT size=3><FONT face=Times New Roman></FONT></FONT></B> </P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><B style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal><FONT size=3><FONT face=Times New Roman>THE lucky winner of the Shimano Nexave barbel rod competition we ran in April is Graeme Stamp, who correctly answered that the rod is rated for use with 4-10lb main lines. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office /><o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></B></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; tab-stops: 45.8pt 91.6pt 137.4pt 183.2pt 229.0pt 274.8pt 320.6pt 366.4pt 412.2pt 458.0pt 503.8pt 549.6pt 595.4pt 641.2pt 687.0pt 732.8pt><SPAN lang=EN-GB style=mso-ansi-language: EN-GB><FONT size=3><FONT face=Times New Roman>There are two rods in the range. Firstly there’s the 1.5lb test curve Nexave Barbel Classic (RRP £84.99), which is suited slower, deeper river swims and use with leads and swimfeeders up to 3oz in weight. <o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; tab-stops: 45.8pt 91.6pt 137.4pt 183.2pt 229.0pt 274.8pt 320.6pt 366.4pt 412.2pt 458.0pt 503.8pt 549.6pt 595.4pt 641.2pt 687.0pt 732.8pt><SPAN lang=EN-GB style=mso-ansi-language: EN-GB><FONT size=3><FONT face=Times New Roman>Its sister rod, the Nexave Barbel Power, is the one that Graeme has won. It is more powerful at 1.75lb test curve. It’s the rod to use for longer-range work and in fast-flowing water with leads and swimfeeders up to 5oz. Both rods are in the shops at Shimano stockists now.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><FONT face=Times New Roman size=3>Many thanks to Jan Porter of Shimano for generously sponsoring the competition. Look out for a new competition soon.</FONT></P>|2003-05-01 10:01:00.000|2003-06-01 00:00:00.000|have_you_won_a_nice,_new_barbel_rod<br />
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Simon Kidd explains that for perfect imitation – think big. <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags /><st1:place w:st=on>Loch</st1:place> style techniques can often be forgotten and rudders, oars, and heavy tackle come into play.<BR><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN lang=EN-US style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN lang=EN-US style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN lang=EN-US style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial><STRONG>The Gladiator<o:p></o:p></STRONG></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN lang=EN-US style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial>Picture this: a deep, fast, snag-ridden pool full of cracking sea trout. Your usual flies fished on sinking lines barely last a cast before being broken on the mass of underwater debris. 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Input error: <em>Assets/Images/Match_Fishing/MF.jpg</em> is not allowed for <em>Image</em> (not a file in <em>files/totalfishing</em>).|0|137C37AA-6732-480F-8C68-55D75C0009D8|1|2002-05-28 12:45:50.000|2002-06-11 08:36:55.000|Assets/Images/Match_Fishing/MF.jpg|No stopping The Fin in the Teams of Three|Despite high winds breaking his pole, Andy Findlay led his team to glory in the Preston Teams of Three final at Leicestershire’s Glebe fishery with the only ton up weight of the day.|<P><STRONG>Preston Innovations Teams of Three Final, The Glebe/Mallory Park</STRONG></P><P>With conditions less than ideal during the day of the final with high winds and heavy showers, the 142 eager competitors who had qualified from some of the country’s top commercial fisheries still fancied their chances of scooping over £1000 in prize money plus tackle. </P><P>The match turned into a tight affair on both the individual and team front. But it seems like nothing will stand in the way of Andy ‘The Fin’ Findlay winning big matches these days, once he has drawn a half decent peg of course. In fact some would say he doesn’t even need that!</P><P>Even the gale force winds which broke his pole couldn’t stop the 35-year-old brickie from doing his sponsors Preston Innovations proud again, as he bagged the only ‘ton-up’ catch of the day from Pool 5 on the idyllic Glebe complex.</P><P>Andy, fishing for Gedling Drawbags, is actually a member of the syndicate at The Glebe so had a advantage, and he was lucky enough to draw the less windy end peg on the lake. </P><P><IMG src=/files/totalfishing/Assets/Images/Match_Fishing/MF.jpg border=0></P><P>He fished tight to his right margin where he used his own special meat based paste in 18 inches to two feet of water over liquidised Plumrose meat to tempt 26 carp between 3lb and 8 lb for a fine 105-5-0 on his 16 metre pole, which was broken by the force of a strong gust of wind with around an hour of the event remaining. </P><P>That did not deter Andy though, who just managed to sneak ahead by perhaps one sizeable carp in the end from second placed Alan Gregory of Thirsk’s Elton Tackle Gold. </P><P>Andy scooped two £1400 poles, plus prize money of over £1000 for his efforts. So his broken pole was soon forgotten.</P><P>I’ve had some good catches from this lake before and I just made sure that I fished a quiet area as I felt that was where the fish would be. I’m really pleased to win the event and be part of the winning team too, beamed a delighted Andy.</P><P>Alan meanwhile drew the corner peg on Uglies Lake on The Glebe, a water apparently named after Mark Lucas (surely some mistake.. Ed)! There he took 99-2-0 of carp to 6lb and one foul hooked gudgeon on just 64 pence worth of bait in the form of two tins of cat meat.</P><P>I’ve had a fabulous day’s fishing and that’s all that matters to me. It’s also been very inexpensive too, except for the pools and the breakfast of course, joked chirpy Alan who picked up £300 prize money for his efforts after listening to the advice of Mallory owner Roy Marlow, who suggested he fish tight up to the wooden poles in his swim. </P><P>However, the strong winds made fishing the suggested 16 metres a tad difficult, so he stuck to a shorter nine metre line and made it pay with some lovely hard fighting carp on cat meat on a size 12 hook to 0.14mm line.</P><P>Third individual was Team Goolies member Steve Rothery who won £200 for his 87-10-0 mixed net from the prolific Foundation Lake, which actually looked set to provide the winner early doors, but petered out later in the day as the carp switched off for the majority.</P><P>In the prestigious team event it was the Gedling Drawbags trio of Andy Findlay, Dave Harper and Steve Ward, helped by ‘The Fin’s’ big weight, who stole the show. </P><P>They collected three top-of-the-range Preston Innovations CM80 poles worth a cool £1400 each, plus £1000 and pools money to share between them. But they only sneaked the day on weight as they tied on six points with the mighty Dorking trio of Terry Harrison, Will Raison and Rich Martin. Gedling’s superior weight of 193-13-0 was enough to beat the 111-5-0 of Dorking. </P><P>This has been a superb event and very well run. We would like to thank sponsors Preston Innovations for the backing of the whole tournament, it’s been an honour to win the first one, commented Dave Harper.</P><P>John Taylor from Preston Innovations commented: As sponsors we’d like to thank all the Premier Fishery owners who ran the qualifiers and Roy Marlow too for hosting this final where more or less everyone was on a level footing. </P><P>We’ll definitely be running the event next year as it appears to have been a resounding success despite the weather. Now that teams have fished the Mallory Park complex they will be a little more clued up and will be intent on making the final again next year.</P><P>John did admit to one or two teething problems, which he said will be sorted out: From early feed back I feel as though one or two organisational points need to be addressed and they will be, but generally everyone seems satisfied that this could prove to be a massively popular team event with big cash prizes as the attraction.</P><P>We have seen the cream of the crop of commercial venue experts here today and the very best of those have proved just how good they really are by emerging as the front runners in both the team and individual events. Special praise must be given where it’s due too to Andy Findlay and his great display from a fairly nondescript draw. The lad’s a genius on these kinds of venues!</P><P>Third team on seven points was another outfit from the Midland Angler regions, Cudmore Wildbunch, made up of Frank Clarke, John Glover and John Wild. They bagged £800 in prize money.</P><P><STRONG>Result:</STRONG> 1 Andy Findlay, Gedling Drawbags, 105-14-0; 2 A Gregory, Elton Tackle, 99-5-0; 3 S Rothery, Goolies, 87-11-0; 4 G Gibson, Trevs, 87-2-0 (Foundation lake); 5 S Ringer, Dynamite, 76-12-0 (Mallory Big Lake); 6 Paul Abbott, Milton Keynes Youth, 71-14-0 (Foundation Lake).</P><P><STRONG>Team result:</STRONG> 1 Gedling Drawbags, 6pts (193-13-0); 2 Daiwa Dorking, 6pts (111-5-0); 3 Cudmore Wildbunch, 7pts; 4 Goolies (Pete O’Malley, John Kenning, Steve Kenning), 9pts (159-5-0); 5 Sillybait/Garbolino (Don Slaymaker, Steve Draper, Alan Birks), 9 pts (93-12-0).</P><P><STRONG>For an in-depth report into the Teams of Three Final and exclusive picture coverage, be sure to buy July’s <EM>Midland Angler,</EM> out June 12.</STRONG></P><P> </P>|2002-05-28 12:37:00.000|2002-06-28 00:00:00.000|no_stopping_the_fin_in_the_teams_of_three<br />
Input error: <em>Assets/Images/Total_Sea_Fishing/jan04 SF FC.jpg</em> is not allowed for <em>Image</em> (not a file in <em>files/totalfishing</em>).|0|1F8A7E68-8031-4860-85B2-580D056508CF|1|2003-12-11 11:22:43.000|2003-12-11 11:22:43.000|Assets/Images/Total_Sea_Fishing/jan04 SF FC.jpg|Total Sea Fishing|Find out what’s in the latest issue of Total Sea Fishing magazine…|<P><IMG src=/files/totalfishing/Assets/Images/Total_Sea_Fishing/jan04 SF FC.jpg border=0></P><P><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA><STRONG>TOTAL SEA FISHING</STRONG><BR><BR><B>January Issue – On sale 12th December<BR></B><B><BR>SHORE FISHING<BR>Hit The Beach For Under £200<BR></B>What does it take and how much does it cost to get into sea fishing. TSF editor Dave Barham takes non-sea angler Paul A’Barrow to a </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags /><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA>Norfolk</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA> tackle shop to get kitted out with everything he needs for a successful day on the beach.<BR><BR><B>Testing Times<BR></B>Top tournament caster Barney Wright takes a closer look at the new Abu Esprit from Pure Fishing. It costs just £119 and it’s a rod that will cope with many fishing scenarios, including clean beach and a little rough ground.<BR><BR><B>British Open Preview<BR></B>The 10th annual British Open Beach Championship is just a few months away. So this month Darren Taylor teamed up with match organiser Paul Roggerman to try their luck at the popular match venue of Mappleton.<BR><BR><B>A Star Turn<BR></B>Is the new Shimano Stella 10000 really worth its £679.99 price tag? Here we take a closer look at the futuristic fixed spool reel and give you our honest opinion.<BR><BR><B>Shore Fire Winners<BR></B>When the beaches are quiet there will always be the chance of picking a few fish up from the deep water that surrounds many of our piers and breakwaters. Here we provide you with a bucketful of tips and advice that is sure to get you catching more fish from these man-made structures.<BR><BR><B>BOAT FISHING<BR>Penn Master Final<BR></B>Our 11 heat finalists meet up at Weymouth for the 2003 Penn Masters Final. Neil Mackellow were there to keep an eye on proceedings.<BR><BR><B>Boat Test<BR></B>The Merry Fisher 805 is a top-of-the-range fishing cruiser with a side profile not unlike a big-game fishing boat. It’s even got an optional flying bridge! Mike Thrussell thrashes the life out or the new 27-footer in some horrendous conditions.<BR><BR><B>Cape Town Capers<BR></B>It’s not always a bad idea to sort out some fishing when you go away on holiday with the family. Here, Paul Morris describes how he booked three days of superb tuna fishing off the Internet…<BR><B><BR>Skipper’s Journal<BR></B>Resident TSF charter skipper Jim O’Donnell has had a great summer catching more fish than he can ever remember, but the bass seem to have caused a few problems. However, a careful study of this predatory species and a sound knowledge of their location has lead Jim into some serious sport over the last couple of months.<BR style=mso-special-character: line-break><BR style=mso-special-character: line-break>To subscribe and claim a great free gift <A href=/subscribe.asp target=_blank>CLICK HERE</A></SPAN></P><P> </P><P> </P>|2003-12-11 11:19:00.000|2004-01-11 00:00:00.000|total_sea_fishing<br />
Input error: <em>Assets/Images/Southern_Angler/48 SA.COVER (Oct).jpg</em> is not allowed for <em>Image</em> (not a file in <em>files/totalfishing</em>).|0|1AC5E0C8-B332-444E-A551-5ADE066FE6FE|1|2004-09-10 08:37:53.000|2004-09-10 09:52:45.000|Assets/Images/Southern_Angler/48 SA.COVER (Oct).jpg|Southern Angler magazine|Find out what’s in the latest issue….|<P><IMG src=/files/totalfishing/Assets/Images/Southern_Angler/48 SA.COVER (Oct).jpg border=0></P><P class=MsoBodyText style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial><STRONG>IN the latest issue of <I style=mso-bidi-font-style: normal>Southern Angler</I>, the only newspaper exclusively for anglers in the south of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags /><st1:country-region w:st=on>England</st1:country-region>, <st1:City w:st=on>Portsmouth</st1:City> bagging machine Phil James tackles the angry carp at RMC’s <st1:place w:st=on><st1:PlaceName w:st=on>Thorpe</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st=on>Lea</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st=on>Lake</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> on the wag and mag.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office /><o:p></o:p></STRONG></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><o:p><STRONG><FONT size=3> </FONT></STRONG></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><o:p><FONT size=3> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><FONT size=3><B style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt>Also in the October issue, which is on the shelves now priced only £1.99</SPAN></B><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt>:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><o:p><FONT size=3> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><H1 style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial>The <st1:place w:st=on>Thames</st1:place> Pollution<o:p></o:p></SPAN></H1><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><FONT size=3><B style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal><I style=mso-bidi-font-style: normal><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt>Southern Angler</SPAN></I></B><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt> brings you a special report on the River Thames after the devastating pollution that killed thousands of fish.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><FONT size=3> <o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><FONT size=3><B style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt>The Wonder of Weir Pools</SPAN></B><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><FONT size=3>Neil Wayte shows why you should not avoid these wild-water hotspots.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><FONT size=3> <o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><FONT size=3><B style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt>Ringing the Changes with Expanders</SPAN></B><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><FONT size=3>Parkdean Masters Champion shows how to get the most out of the versatile expander pellet..<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><FONT size=3> <o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><FONT size=3><B style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt>Roy Marlow</SPAN></B><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><FONT size=3>Out resident expert looks at what’s going on under the water when your swim looks like a Jacuzzi!<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><o:p><FONT size=3> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><FONT size=3><B style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt>Keith Arthur</SPAN></B><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P><P class=MsoBodyText2 style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial>Another trip down memory lane as Keith recalls some Irish match fishing memories.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><FONT size=3> <o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><FONT size=3><B style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt>Win a MAP Lump Hammer pole</SPAN></B><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><FONT size=3>We offer two lucky readers a chance to win the new 14.5-metre bagging pole from MAP<B style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal> </B><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><o:p><FONT size=3> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><FONT size=3><B style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt>PLUS</SPAN></B><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><FONT size=3>Latest news, match gossip, more competitions and fisheries in form.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><FONT size=3><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt>Some anglers struggle to get <B style=mso-bidi-font-weight: normal><I style=mso-bidi-font-style: normal>Southern Angler</I></B> either because it sells out or they are just outside the distribution region. The answer is to take out a 12-month subscription. You can claim a £5 discount of the normal price by </SPAN><SPAN style=COLOR: purple; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><A href=/subscribe.asp target=_blank>CLICKING HERE</A>.</SPAN><SPAN style=COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt><o:p><FONT size=3> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P> </P>|2004-09-10 08:37:00.000|2004-10-10 00:00:00.000|southern_angler_magazine<br />
Input error: <em>Assets/Images/Advanced_Carp/ACF Jan FC.jpg</em> is not allowed for <em>Image</em> (not a file in <em>files/totalfishing</em>).|0|1377DBDC-E1D0-4083-B616-5DA03D7E9E38|1|2003-12-02 08:08:11.000|2003-12-02 08:10:19.000|Assets/Images/Advanced_Carp/ACF Jan FC.jpg|Advanced Carp Fishing magazine|Find out what’s in January’s issue of Advanced Carp Fishing…|<P><STRONG>January issue</STRONG></P><P><IMG src=/files/totalfishing/Assets/Images/Advanced_Carp/ACF Jan FC.jpg border=0><BR><BR><STRONG>50’s Club</STRONG><BR>Read how Dave Lane became the first man to catch four British 50lb carp from<BR>different waters. In the first installment of his two-part mini series, Dave<BR>tells the story of his captures of Wraysbury’s most famous resident, Mary<BR>and also the Conningbrook biggun, Two Tone.<BR><BR><STRONG>Up North</STRONG><BR>Top northern carp anglers Neil Smith continues his assault on his winter<BR>water, the silty Victoria Planets near Bolton. Find out how neil approaches<BR>such a tricky venue with an interesting look at winter rigs and tactics.<BR><BR><STRONG>The Tactician</STRONG><BR>Nick Helleur takes a trip to Boyer Leisure’s Farlows Lake, where he is<BR>planning his winter campaign, bagging a stunning Hertfordshire carp in the<BR>process.<BR><BR><STRONG>Boating Around</STRONG><BR>Martin Clarke concludes his excellent series on using a boat to find and<BR>catch big carp from large venues. Martin looks specifically at the rigs and<BR>set up suited to longe range carping when dropping baits from a boat.<BR><BR><STRONG>Unplugged</STRONG><BR>Nutrabaits manager Lee Walton tells Marc Coulson how he caught some of<BR>Yorkshire’s best-known carp from such waters as Birch grove, Selby 3-Lakes<BR>and Tilery. There’s some stunners here for all you Yorkshire lads to drool<BR>over.<BR><BR><STRONG>PLUS</STRONG><BR>Lee Jackson, Dave levy, Gary Bayes, Adam Panning and Mike Willmott. We have<BR>loads of top Ultima line to give away as well as a stunning trip to France<BR>up for grabs. There’s also all your favourites from the country’s<BR>biggest-selling tactical carp magazine for the big fish angler.</P><P><STRONG>To subscribe and claim a free gift <A href=/subscribe.asp target=_blank>CLICK HERE</A></STRONG><BR></P>|2003-12-02 08:06:00.000|2004-01-02 00:00:00.000|advanced_carp_fishing_magazine<br />
Input error: <em>Assets/Images/Match_Fishing/M. May's Way.jpg</em> is not allowed for <em>Image</em> (not a file in <em>files/totalfishing</em>).|0|13A30290-9FFA-40F9-86FE-5FB34CDBFF6B|1|2002-12-23 15:32:34.000|2002-12-23 15:33:08.000|Assets/Images/Match_Fishing/M. May’s Way.jpg|Ghost nets to be spirited away…|ANGLERS are to be banned from using ghost-style nylon mesh landing nets at commercial waters in the New Year.|<P class=MsoPlainText style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial>ANGLERS are to be banned from using ghost-style nylon mesh landing nets at commercial waters in the New Year.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoPlainText style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial>Instead we will have to use softer, polyester mesh nets carrying a ‘fish friendly’ kite mark. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoPlainText style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial>The initiative is being backed by the Angling Foundation after consultation with experts from the </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags /><st1:place><st1:PlaceType><SPAN style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial>Institute</SPAN></st1:PlaceType><SPAN style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial> of </SPAN><st1:PlaceName><SPAN style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial>Fisheries Management</SPAN></st1:PlaceName></st1:place><SPAN style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoPlainText style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial>“Ghost landing nets may be angler-friendly, but the nylon mesh can do a lot of damage to the fish,” explained fishery owner Roy Marlow, who is the brains behind the kite mark scheme.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoPlainText style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial>“We have created a panel who are judging which nets can carry the kite mark and the first of those nets are already on the market.”<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoPlainText style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial>The scheme has the backing of the whole angling trade and all Premier Fisheries members, including Woodland View, Makin Fisheries and Browning Cudmore. However, </SPAN><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial>Roy</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial> expects almost all commercial fisheries to adopt it by the start of next season.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoPlainText style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial>“Anglers who turn up with the wrong kind of net will be lent a kite mark net and told they must have the right kind of net next time they visit,” added Roy. “There is no excuse as landing nets are cheaper than they have ever been and the polyester mesh nets are no more expensive than the nylon mesh ones. Any angler who does not back this scheme is a philistine.”</SPAN></P><P class=MsoPlainText style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt><SPAN style=FONT-FAMILY: Arial><STRONG>Geepster<o:p></o:p></STRONG></SPAN></P>|2002-12-23 15:29:00.000|2003-01-23 00:00:00.000|ghost_nets_to_be_spirited_away…<br />
Input error: <em>Assets/Images/Midland_Angler/Champs.jpg</em> is not allowed for <em>Image</em> (not a file in <em>files/totalfishing</em>).|0|181C1A2D-A1E3-4A81-BF05-622BC81E5205|1|2002-07-09 17:44:56.000|2002-07-09 17:46:01.000|Assets/Images/Midland_Angler/Champs.jpg|Eliot is crowned Midland Champion of Champions|The first ever Midland Champion of Champions match was branded a fantastic success by the 121 club champions who went head to head at Woodland View Fishery.|<P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><STRONG><FONT size=2><U>Midland Angler/Preston Innovations Club Champion of Champions match, fished at Woodland View Fishery, Droitwich</U></FONT></STRONG></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><U><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office /><o:p><FONT face=Times></FONT></o:p></SPAN></U></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times></FONT></SPAN> </P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2>SHROPSHIRE has the first Midlands Club Champion of Champions in the shape of Telford rod Eliot Johnson. <o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2>The father of two, fishing under the Dawley AS banner, was the only angler to score a perfect two points with section wins in the morning and afternoon matches, and he was overwhelmed with his success in the 121-peg head to head match at Preston Innovations Woodland View Fishery.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2>There’s no doubt about it, this is easily the biggest match win of my life, said a delighted Eliot when he realised he’d won the trophy. It’s such a great idea to put all the Midlands champions up against each other in a head to head match and the format of fishing two three hour matches in the same day worked really well. </FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2><IMG src=/files/totalfishing/Assets/Images/Midland_Angler/Champs.jpg border=0> </FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2>Not only that, but everyone seemed to have such a great time. My thanks go out to the sponsors Preston Innovations and Midland Angler. But that’s not just from me, it’s from everyone who fished.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2>The format was to fish in two three-hour stints with a two hour and a half hour break in the middle, with the winner decided first on points and then in the event of a tie, on weight. <o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><o:p><FONT face=Times></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2>Eliot (pictured above second from the left) won his section on Back Deans in the morning thanks to a 26-3-0 bag from peg 41, and then drew next to another angler who was going for a perfect two on Arles peg 8 for the second match. <o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2>He made no mistake, winning the section easily with a 26lb bag – 12lb clear of the second placed angler in the section.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2>Fishing exactly the same rig as he’d fished in the morning, the 34-year-old got off to a flyer on Arles, landing five carp in the first hour. He then went through a long blank spell before another late carp sealed the section win and the trophy.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2>I thought it might be my day when I went to plumb up for the second match and found it to be exactly the same depth as my peg on Back Deans, to the centimetre. It literally took me 10 seconds to plumb up, he revealed.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2>The Telford angler fed quite aggressively in the morning on Back Deans, cupping in a big pot of casters and red meat at the start and then feeding every ten minutes until he started catching, after which he fed every fish. He included a fine 6lb ghost carp in his morning catch.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2>Most of his fish fell to large lumps of meat fished on a size 12 Preston PR28 hook under a 4by12 float. He made sure he would land most of his fish by tying his rigs direct to 0.15mm line. </FONT></FONT></SPAN><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2>Amazingly it was only his second visit to the prolific Droitwich complex, and he’d never fished either of the pools he drew before the big match. </FONT></FONT></SPAN><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2>I approached the match quite confidently and fed three pints of bait in the morning. I think I got away with that and after seeing the weights from the morning match I took things easier in the afternoon, said Eliot. <o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2>Eliot won through to his final after a hard fought club campaign over 20 matches on a mix of rivers, canals and stillwaters. He scored seven wins over the season to take the club championship, citing his most memorable win as his father Mick’s memorial match on the River Severn at Ironbridge.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2>Dawley has been going since 1926. My dad was match secretary for many years and it meant a lot to me to win his memorial match, said Eliot, who has won his club championship four times.</FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2></FONT></FONT></SPAN> </P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><FONT face=Times><FONT size=2><STRONG>For the full report, pictures and results from the match, be sure to buy August’s issue of <EM>Midland Angler.</EM></STRONG></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style=MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none><SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US><o:p><FONT face=Times><EM> </EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><!-- Simple Share Buttons Adder (7.3.10) simplesharebuttons.com --></p>
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