Tag: Angling news

Anglers Get New Voice In European Parliament

Anglers now have a new voice in Europe thanks to the establishment of the ‘Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment’ in the European Parliament. The event was the first opportunity for the many Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) present to meet representatives of the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) and the European Fishing Tackle […]

A Tenner Says I Weigh In More Than You Today!

A new ‘social’ betting platform will allow anglers to easily set up side bets with fishing mates, either with virtual currency or with real money. TedBets.com, which is free to join, allows you send a text before a fishing match or session, throwing down a challenge to your angling mates. You can effectively make any […]

Breakthrough On Cormorant Problem

The Angling Trust has concluded negotiations with the Government on the implementation of new measures, announced last year, to improve the protection of vulnerable fish stocks from predation by cormorants and goosanders. The Trust has been campaigning for more than three years for a change to the current bureaucratic and ineffective licensing regime that governs […]

Bailiffs Find Guns

Voluntary bailiffs of the Voluntary Bailiff Service’s Angling Watch 3 who were patrolling the River Thames at King’s Meadow, Reading were shocked to stumble upon a cache of weapons.During this patrol, what appeared to be illegal set lines were found – but upon inspection two handguns and an automatic weapon were found attached and hidden […]

Two New 30lb Carp For Barston Lakes

Solihull day ticket water Barston Lakes has stocked two micro-chipped 30lb carp. The mirror carp weighed in at 37.2lb and 30lb. Venue owner Nigel Harrhy commented:  “Our anglers are constantly asking ‘what is the biggest fish you have’? It doesn’t matter how many doubles the lake produces; I get the same question almost every day. “Many 30s […]

Jon Arthur Joins Drennan

Pole Fishing editor pursues new career with international tackle giant. After nearly eight years with David Hall Publishing, Jon Arthur has stepped down as group editor of Match Fishing and Pole Fishing magazine to start a new role with Drennan International. On his new job, Jon commented: “I have loved my time working on both magazines […]

Saltwater IGFA Records

As seasonal cold fronts move across the US, anglers from around the world travel to coastal Louisiana to target the numerous red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) that congregate on the inshore flats. On October 24th, angler Christine M. Helms of the Florida Keys landed a 11.11 kg (24 lb 8 oz) redfish while fishing with her […]

Andrew Spud Murphy Signs With TheFloatShop

Andrew  Spud  Murphy has signed a sponsorship deal with online float supplier www.floatshop.com in the wake of his  10,000 Riverfest 2013 Final win.Welsh international Murphy becomes the first match angler to be signed by Steve Maher s company, a neat fit as he already uses many of the bespoke float patterns they sell.Said Steve:  I […]

CLA Game Fair Revamps Fishing Village

The CLA Game Fair has appointed Chris Ogborne as Head of Fishing for next year’s three-day event, to be held at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire on 18-20 July. Cornwall-based Chris has a long history in the UK tackle trade as an author and journalist, as well as a proven track record in event management. He has […]

Roll up, roll up – support angling

The Northern Angling Show launched in early 2013 with what has been described as ‘the best fishing show for years’. This December the event will be bigger than ever… a perfect day out for the whole family, located next door to the Trafford Centre, Manchester. Doors open 9am on both days and tickets are available […]