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Sportfish Christmas Gift Ideas

  It’s the ‘C word’ time of year again! Love it or hate it there is no avoiding the fact that Christmas is on the ... Full story

Time to get rid of the bass nets

The recent publication of the European Commission’s proposals on bass fishing in 2016 “to halt the dramatic decline in this important stock” are certainly radical but are they fair, effective and proportionate? ... Full story

Angling nets promotions boost

Angling has been given a significant promotions boost with the Environment Agency and Sport England investing in two new Angling Promotions Officer positions to increase rod licence sales and angling participation figures. ... Full story

Crooked Lines - Dominic Garnett

In an exclusive story from his new book 'Crooked Lines', Dom Garnett takes us for a fishing adventure on a different scale, in search of Britain’s forgotten mini species with Dr Mark Everard. ... Full story

Anglers settle dispute with government over waterways protection

Conservationists and angling groups have settled a High Court dispute with the government over agricultural waterway pollution. ... Full story

Five weird and wacky ways councils are cracking down on litter

From animated games to publicly identifying offenders, local authorities are getting creative in the fight to get rid of rubbish ... Full story

Make Xmas 2015 Your best ever with Fish&Fly and Farlows

It’s nearly that time of year for family, for friends, for giving, for sharing and for celebrating, and here at Fish&Fly we have teamed up with Farlows of Pall Mall to help you to select the very best in gifts for the angler or country sports enthusiast in your life, or indeed to make sure you get exactly what you want on your own Christmas wish list! ... Full story

UK Government taken to court over failure to protect precious rivers and wetlands

Today WWF-UK, the Angling Trust and Fish Legal take the Government to the High Court accusing it of dragging its feet over the protection of England's most precious rivers and wetlands. ... Full story


Summer spates are not unknown on the Wye but they’re a certainty during the winter months. The level will rise according to the nature of the banks and the normal width of the river: 6 feet in some places, 14 feet in others. ... Full story

Identify the Venue Competition

This photograph was taken during a fishing trip with my youth club around 1968. Doubtless much has changed - who knows, perhaps the field is now a shopping centre (sorry! RETAIL PARK) At that time I lived in Essex but our trip was to a venue some way away... ... Full story

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