Angling centre for the disabled will change lives

A brand new angling facility on the river Moy in County Mayo, Ireland, looks set to change the lives of disabled anglers. Local enthusiasts are delighted but the facility could attract anglers from across the country and also the UK.

Angling centre for the disabled will change lives
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Fishing app identifies the time and place to land a dream catch

Fishing can be a relaxing distraction when you need to chill out. On those lazy days, it doesn’t really matter what you catch. But if you are targeting a dream catch and want to improve your chances, there’s an app for that!

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Should changes be made to coarse fishing seasons?

The coarse fishing close season in England runs from 15 March to 15 June each year and covers the spawning times for most coarse fish in the majority of rivers. The season dates back to 1878 but was removed from still waters in 1995.

The Environment Agency has been considering ending the close season for some time and has conducted several surveys on Angler’s opinions. Predictably, opinions are divided! However, as time passes, more and more anglers are stating that they are looking for change. The number of anglers in favour of ending the close season is growing but many would like to see evidence that there would be no negative impact on the environment.

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How desperate are you for your fishing bait?

If the opportunity arises to take a fishing trip, it can be extremely frustrating if you don’t have the right bait to hand. When the shops are closed and it is too late to order online, what do you do? If you are heading out to sea, you could go the beach and dig up the lugworms you need. But even a digging session can go wrong and we don’t mean because there are no worms.

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New drive aims to attract youngsters to angling

Many British anglers believe that the sport is at risk of dying out in this country or at least becoming less relevant. Their concerns surround an ageing population of enthusiasts with less youngsters taking up the sport. Now, Mark Lloyd, chief executive of the Angling Trust, is launching a new campaign aimed at encouraging more young people to get involved in fishing.

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Young angler inspired by toy plastic fishing rod

When James Penwright was given a plastic magnetic fishing rod as a toddler, it inspired a fascination with water and fishing. He would take the rod to water and try to fish with it and his interest soon progressed as did his ambition. At the age of five, the youngster tried fly fishing for the first time and has now been selected for the England Youth Fly Fishing Team.

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Largest cod of 2018 caught in the Mersey

The Mersey may not be the first river which springs to mind if you are looking for a great day’s fishing. It is a river which had once been severely polluted. Water quality in the river had been impacted by industrialisation since the 19th century. 200 years of pollution had taken its toll and led to the Mersey becoming one of the most polluted waterways in Europe.

Largest cod of 2018 caught in the Mersey
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How to enhance your accuracy

Regardless of the fishing discipline you favour, accuracy could be the difference between an amazing catch and drawing a blank. Location is obviously important, but accuracy comes a close second and shifts the odds firmly in your favour. Here are our top tips for improving your accuracy.

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How to keep warm in your bivvy

When temperatures drop and your only protection from the elements is your bivvy, it makes sense to maximise your comfort. Feeling cold and damp will do little to enhance your enjoyment of your fishing trip and could see you heading for home ahead of schedule.

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Best baits for summer bream


Small bream in hand

Are you chasing bream and not meeting with success? Perhaps you need to rethink your fishing bait! Whether in stillwaters or rivers, shoals of bream can be there for the taking but often manage to avoid your hook completely! You can succeed and without breaking the bank if you choose the right bait.
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