One fish health rule for catfish, another rule for carp

2 May

FISH movement laws are being scrutinised after Angler’s Mail revealed huge catfish are being transferred without a single health check.

Top carp farmer Viv Shears, seen with a fish he caught himself on his own tackle, has to kill carp for fish health tests before they can be stocked..
Top carp farmer Viv Shears, seen with a fish he caught himself on his own tackle, has to kill carp for fish health tests before they can be stocked.

As Angler’s Mail revealed, big catfish are being moved by the Environment Agency and the Catfish Conservation Group – but …Continue reading »

Angling Projects nets vital fish boost for its pioneering project

26 Apr

A STRUGGLING charity that encourages youngsters to take up fishing has received a huge bonus with the donation of prime carp and tench worth £6,000.

Angling Projects took delivery of vital new fish stocks to help its pioneering work.
Angling Projects took delivery of vital new fish stocks to help its pioneering work.

Angling Projects in Wraysbury, Berkshire, receives no official backing, and were given this most welcome boost by kind-hearted Viv Shears …Continue reading »

Fish stocking is part of wider efforts to revive English rivers

15 Jan

A FISH stocking on one of Britain’s best barbel rivers could be key to improving angling action in the future.

Fish stocking projects are benefiting from the work at Calverton. Here Rowley DAS officials visit the famous Nottinghamshire fish farm to check on the barbel that have boosted the River Severn.
Fish stocking projects are benefiting from the work at Calverton. Here Rowley DAS officials visit the famous Nottinghamshire fish farm to check on the barbel that have boosted the River Severn.

Some 250 barbel went into a Rowley DAS stretch of the River Severn at Coalport in Shropshire. The introduction of …Continue reading »