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Make the most of it!

Even as a fervent athiest I fleetingly pondered the possibility of holy intervention the day I discovered the most beautiful, un-fished stretch of the Gt. Ouse a few years back. ... Full story

Fishing Magic Prize Writing Competition

We anglers are blessed. So diverse is our way of...

The Eddie Benham Leader Knot

Eddie Benham has been a tench fisherman since time began...

Rod licence reform on the cards: Proposals include 3-rod option and free fishing for juniors

The Angling Trust's discussions with the Environment Agency on the...

Flood Prevention, Dredging and Related Matters - an Open Letter from Rod Sturdy

This is an open letter to the Rt Hon Elizabeth...

Hooked on Braid

This article is about my tench fishing exploits in 2010...

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The Crow: 'Guesting'

First up in the Fishing Magic Writing Competition is no other than yer very own Crow with a truly evocative story of childhood exploration. ... Full story

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DEFRA's Reply to Rod Sturdy's Open Letter

Last month, we published Rod Sturdy's open letter to Elizabeth Truss MP which posed a number of questions. Perhaps inevitably, Rod's four main concerns were not addressed directly but, as you will see, there is cause for optimism... ... Full story

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Make the most of it!

Even as a fervent athiest I fleetingly pondered the possibility of holy intervention the day I discovered the most beautiful, un-fished stretch of the Gt. Ouse a few years back. ... Full story

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Angling Trust Fisheries Forum Survey - East of England Region

Here's an opportunity to have your ideas and questions on the future of angling directly addressed; it's also a great way of meeting the people behind those quotes we read so often. Canoeing, abstraction and pollution so often form the canon of questioning at such occasions but how about the rampant commercialization of formerly wild waters...the new bass-fishing ban...the allocation of the EA's £20,000,000 annual budget - and anything else that needs questioning?... Full story

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Fishing Magic Prize Writing Competition

We anglers are blessed. So diverse is our way of life we have a near limitless store of interesting experiences to relate; no other sport has so much literary excellence to offer. ... Full story

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Anglers Mail Jan.26th 2016

THE angler who broke the British carp record with a 68 lb 1 oz giant tells his angling life story - and explains his main tactics - inside this week's essential Angler's Mail magazine.... Full story

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Fisheries Minister under fire for false claims over bass landings

Fisheries Minister George Eustice, who has been strongly criticised by UK angling organisations for caving in to pressure from commercial fishing interests and supporting exemptions to the European Union bass fishing moratorium for the highly damaging bass gill net fishery, is now under fire for making false claims for the impacts on threatened stocks as a result of the decisions he supported last month at the European Union.... Full story

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Maintaining the Standard

In response to Derek Gibson's Forum question, Steve Pope wrote: "Easiest way [to keep FM lively] is for those who post on the forum to write articles, the more the merrier"... Full story

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EXTREME Urban Fishing!

FM's recent article on town-centre fishing certainly rang a bell with John Smith. Here he describes some of the sights and sounds - and smells - that keep him going back for more....... Full story

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The Eddie Benham Leader Knot

Eddie Benham has been a tench fisherman since time began but it wasn't until his discovery of a particularly good tench lake in the late noughties that the real monsters started coming to his net. With such prizes at stake, he couldn't afford to fish with anything less than the most reliable rigs and so he got to thinking...... Full story

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Tackle-up for Spring Salmon with Sportfish

  For many of us it is the most exciting period in the salmon angling calendar as the rivers begin to open up again... Full story

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Rod licence reform on the cards: Proposals include 3-rod option and free fishing for juniors

The Angling Trust's discussions with the Environment Agency on the vexed issues of the coarse angling rod licence for the use of multiple rods and charging juniors to fish look likely to produce a result that will please both youngsters and the many carp and specimen anglers who feel aggrieved at having to buy two separate rod licences.... Full story

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Fishing blast kills two in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

...and you think we've got problems? Two Cambodian men have died violently in what is the third fatal accident related to illegal dynamite fishing this month. ... Full story

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Mind how you go...

The recent months-long deluge to hit this country has left the ground not just wet but absolutely saturated, and the dangers of this to river fishermen was really brought home to me yesterday on a brief visit to the Wye at Whitney Court. ... Full story

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Angling Trust helps save fish condemned to die at St George’s Park Lake in Bristol

The Angling Trust has stepped in to help save healthy fish due to be destroyed at a Bristol lake where angling is being banned.... Full story

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New British Carp Record - Anglers Mail Jan.19th 2016.

THE British carp record has been smashed – you must see the pictures, and read the full story plus reaction in this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine. Do not miss it!... Full story

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UK Government Takes Step in The Right Direction for Hard-pressed Rivers

Today, WWF-UK, The Angling Trust and RSPB welcomed confirmation that Government will reform the water abstraction licence regime, the national system that approves water being taken out of the environment for use by the public, businesses and farms. Dominic Gogol, Water Policy Manager, WWF-UK, said: “Our rivers and their inhabitants are under increasing pressure due to the amount of water taken out of our rivers. To its credit, the Government has listened to the serious concerns we have raised, and brought forward proposals to reform our outdated water abstraction regime.... Full story

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Flood Prevention, Dredging and Related Matters - an Open Letter from Rod Sturdy

This is an open letter to the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It follows on from Martin Salter's recent FM article on the same important subject.... Full story

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