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England's best-loved wildlife still in serious decline, report shows

Government countryside assessment paints a ‘grim picture’ with key species such as hedgehogs, dormice, birds and butterflies all continuing to decrease in number. ... Full story

Farmer ordered to pay £36k compensation to Grantham Angling Association after river pollution killed thousands of fish

Fish Legal has secured a £36,000 settlement for a member club, Grantham Angling Association (GAA), from a farmer responsible for polluting the River Witham near Grantham with approximately 6,000 litres of liquid fertiliser in April 2012. ... Full story

Review: the Columbia Henry's Fork V Fly Vest

I have worn this superb vest many times since its receipt some months ago and I’m impressed! Skip the details for a moment: this fly vest in 100% polyester is tough but astonishingly light; I barely knew I was wearing it. ... Full story

Fishing MPs

This time last year I wrote about how the Angling Trust works to promote the benefits of angling to parliamentarians and how important the All Party Parliamentary Group on Angling has been in giving us both a platform and access to supporters in both Houses of Parliament. You can read it again here: ... Full story

August 2016 Caption Competition sponsored by Laguna Fishing Products

Not a lot to be said at first glance but, well, who's doing the talking - one or both? Get those thinking-caps on, come up ... Full story

Burrowing crayfish give college a headache after riverbank wall collapses

"Burrowing crayfish" could cost a college thousands of pounds after they eroded an Oxford riverbank and caused a wall to partially collapse. ... Full story

From River Monster to Hero: Officials Revive Beastly Alligator Gar to Save Billion Dollar Fishing Industry Against Asian Carp

The fearsome alligator gar, a reviled fish that was once driven to extinction, will be the next hero of the marine and fishing industry. ... Full story

Sportfish Danny Gets a French Whacker

Danny North, Shop Manager at Sportfish, Winforton (Hereford) spends the greater part of his life sharing his knowledge and dispensing good advice to customers. As much as he loves his job, Danny occasionally likes to get away from it all and just recently he took his rods and a bunch of mates to Lac Serriere, south of Limoges, for a crack at the carp. ... Full story

What price plastic? Saving the ocean from humanities worst addiction

What’s the price of a bottle of water, or a ready meal from the corner shop? One pound? Two ninety-nine? The real cost is probably more than you realise. That’s because our addiction to plastic is responsible for one of the worst ecological disasters of the modern age: the build up of plastic in the world’s oceans. ... Full story

Angling Trust backs Goring Hydropower protest on famous Thames Weirpool

The national representative body for angling, the Angling Trust, has this week put its weight behind the legal challenge mounted by Goring Parish Council against South Oxfordshire District Council planners in a judicial review which is seeking to overturn the planning permission recently granted for a hydro-power scheme on Goring Weir. ... Full story

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