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Carping about a new holiday complex
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Feb 11 2005, 01:05 (UTC+0)
From: DTidmarsh :
   MID KENT Fisheries, a division of Mid Kent Water which supplies water to many homes across the South East, has announced plans for a 300-acre carp fishing holiday complex.

The company is not yet revealing the precise location but the manager of the fisheries, Chris Logsdon, says the site is near the M20 motorway in the heart of Continued...

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Carp from Suffolk Broad
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Oct 04 2003, 14:32 (UTC+0)
From: colinj :
   North Suffolk Anglers are reeling this week over news that a second low 20's Carp has come from Oulton Broad, This time the 22lb fish fell to floatfished Lobworm from the free jetty by the Boulevard. The captors remain anonymous but local sources tell me they were holiday anglers after perch. Where these fish have come from remains a mystery.

Colin J

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Old Bedford Drain To Be Dredged
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Apr 03 2003, 08:58 (UTC+0)
From: DTidmarsh :
   They died in their thousands as summer sunlight danced on the water and temperatures soared into the eighties. Nearly 150,000 prime roach, bream, tench and pike perished, in what the experts said was one of the worst fish kills ever seen in the Fens. continued...

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Prince Charles - Patron Of The Salmon & Trout Ass.
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Mar 10 2003, 06:30 (UTC+0)
From: DTidmarsh :
   Royal aides said Prince Charles was keen to take over the work of the late Queen Mother, who had links with everything from cattle associations to cancer charities. He is taking over the patronage of 21 charities, including the Salmon and Trout Association.
It was his grandmother, who had a passion for angling, who first taught him to flyfish for trout and salmon.

Other groups include the Chelsea Physic Garden, The Garden Society, The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, The National Trust, the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water Colours and the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society.

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100,000 Fish Wiped Out
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Feb 28 2003, 05:43 (UTC+0)
From: DTidmarsh :
   More than 100,000 fish have been killed after insecticide entered a Lincolnshire river, the Environment Agency said last night.
Pollution tore through a 13-mile stretch of the River, killing brown trout, dace, perch, pike, roach, tench and eels. Investigators believe a powerful insecticide continued...

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Agency officers distribute the ultimate guide to fishing
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Feb 10 2003, 05:50 (UTC+0)
From: Dtidmarsh :
   Essential reading for anglers will be available at Environment Agency offices from today, when the latest edition of the fishing guide ‘Fishing in the South’ is launched.

This handy book is an indispensable mine of information about freshwater fishing opportunities across Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. continued...

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Fish farming here to stay - but not off the hook
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Feb 07 2003, 10:50 (UTC+0)
From: Dtidmarsh :
   Aberdeen, Scotland: The European Commission's [EC] Director-General of Fisheries, Jörgen Holmquist, told an audience in Brussels earlier this week: "Some of the accusations [against the fish farming industry] that we have seen in the media do not appear to be justified by scientific evidence."
Speaking in a debate on Monday [February 3] evening, Mr Holmquist acknowledged that many of aquaculture's environmental effects "need to be further clarified on a better scientific continued...

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Angling museum under threat
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Feb 02 2003, 06:17 (UTC+0)
From: DTidmarsh :
   Fans of "a transcript of old English country life" are preparing to battle to save a Staffordshire museum.
The Isaak Walton Cottage in Shallowford, which has attracted 1,200 visitors this year, could face closure by Stafford Borough Council.

Mr Walton, the 17th-century author of The Compleat Angler, left the thatched, timber-framed cottage to the nearby city for the benefit of the poor, in his will.

A spokesman for the supporters read on...

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Ringwood
Sep 19 2004, 05:54 (UTC+0)
madcaravanner writes: Hi all got taken to - for me --a new water today Near Chesterfield and in the grounds of an old hall now an hotel but the park in Council owned the water is a kidney shaped lake fairly deep 12-18 foot one rod length out has a good head of Carp Bream Roach Perch and Rudd not to mention Gudgeon Fished Waggler and Ledger (groundbait feeder) for 4 hours this morning and had a mixed bag of 4 Roach 1 Rudd 1 Gudgeon and 1 skimmer Bream most on Red Maggot or Caster over a Bream groundbait with Hemp added Will be trying other areas of the lake next weekend

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Chesterfield Canal AT CHESTERFIELD
Aug 30 2003, 14:12 (UTC+0)
madcaravanner writes: Most people know that the Chesterfield Canal is fishable at Worksop BUT it is now fishable at Chesterfield there are 20 pegs under Barrow Hill AC near the visitors Centre in Chesterfield Visited it today from 6am caught laods of Gudgeon Perch and Roach there are Carp Bream and Chub in the canal too My son had one run from a carp which broke him on a 4lb hook length as if it was 1lb test Day tickets on the bank at £3 worth another trip to try other tactics Gray

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late but its here
Jul 14 2003, 08:44 (UTC+0)
madcaravanner writes: Went down to Folkestone to Christen new caravan so got chance to fish off the pier plenty of pouting and flatties best though was the Mackerel loads committing suicide plenty ended in my freezer too One point of note except for Friday and Saturday the pier closes at 8pm irrespective of tides Gray

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16 th March
Mar 20 2003, 09:53 (UTC+0)
madcaravanner writes: Well forgot to post this one ooops Fishing Meadow Farm Long range Waggler and Bronze Maggot 17 Roach to 2 oz and one Tench 3-4lb

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19 march
Mar 20 2003, 09:52 (UTC+0)
madcaravanner writes: Well I'm off work (day off) Hey Ho it's off Fishing I go Weather Glorious (nearly Carribean) Fishing ......... Well not bad try a different area of Meadow Farm two rods out one waggler and one Ledger Both produce but only one fish each but at 7oz the Raoch was my best this year the other was only 3 oz but a nice clean fish Again the bait is Bronze maggot

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Following Dr's orders again VBG
Mar 14 2003, 12:40 (UTC+0)
madcaravanner writes: Well I'm being a good boy again Today went to Clay Cross ( see my website for pictures) sat there at 4pm had gone light I had a waggler rod a chair and my nets Bait Bronze maggots method long distance light weight waggler fished into 2 foot of water catch in an hour 17 roach and 1 Perch -- but lost lots lots more 'cos I couldn't hit the bites usually because the line had sunk and was slowing down the strike Gray

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Doctors orders I have got to relax she told me to go fishing
Mar 11 2003, 15:14 (UTC+0)
madcaravanner writes: Ok Doing as I'm told whilst off sick went fishing with the mad-angler Local small lake (pond) fished facing west with the wind being westerly/southerly/Northerly sun in my face Bait pinkies and dead maggots ( two salmon coloured pinkies and one dead yellow maggot) fish didn't like live whites, reds, or yellows and two pinkies weren't enough to catch with ended up with a small bag of Perch and Roach to about 250gm But best was a nice Pike taken on a floating popper lure 1750gm At present the pond has a pike cull so it was nice for tea

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