Fishing Rod Licences – Current Laws and Proposed Changes

In England, Wales and the Esk region of Scotland you require a rod licence to legally fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel on any waters. You need a licence even if you are fishing on private lakes and only children under the age of 12 are exempt. Even then, if you help a child by holding the rod, you need a licence! Continue reading “Fishing Rod Licences – Current Laws and Proposed Changes”

Fishing Bonanza – Rainbow Trout Accidentally Released

If you enjoy angling for rainbow trout, then the place to be right now is Denmark! 80,000 fish are unexpectedly swimming free in a Danish fjord, 124 miles west of the capital Copenhagen. Continue reading “Fishing Bonanza – Rainbow Trout Accidentally Released”

The World Course Angling Championships 2016

This year, Bulgaria hosted the 63rd World Course Angling Championships. In this event, the participating nations compete in teams of six with the medals being awarded to the teams who land the highest aggregate weight of fish. There are also medals for the leading individual anglers. The event has taken place on rivers, canals and still waters over the years but this year the venue was the rowing course at Plovdiv. Continue reading “The World Course Angling Championships 2016”

Record Catch Inspires Death Threats

A British angler has received death threats after landing Britain’s biggest carp.

Recently, investment banker Tom Doherty landed Big Rig, an enormous carp weighing in at 70lb 4oz. Doherty hails from Basildon in Essex but caught the carp at The Avenue Fisheries which is located in Shifnal near Telford in Shropshire. The catch beats the previous record of 68lb 1oz which was set in January of this year when Dean Fletcher caught The Parrot. Continue reading “Record Catch Inspires Death Threats”

Nimmo Bay

Fans of the hit television series Boston legal will be familiar with the sight of the Nimmo Bay Wilderness Lodge. The favourite destination of the irrepressible and fishing mad Denny Crane, Nimmo Bay is no invention of the television script writers. It is a real place and is considered to be one of the finest wilderness lodges on the planet. Continue reading “Nimmo Bay”