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:
HUGE piles of waste were strewn across a country road in one of the most shocking examples of fly-tipping to hit the South East. Items including wood, bricks, plastic bags, trees and even an ice chest were discarded in East Park Lane in Newchapel around November 27 last year.
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.
The article written by Martin and published in Coarse Angler in November 1989 was prior to any speculation about the captures being made in Canada. Martin told of how he stumbled upon some very big carp, 'On one particular morning, not having much else to do, I took myself off to look at a water which I had known about for some years but had paid no attention to'