Fishing Closed Season backlash divides anglers

16 Sep

THE final decision of the Environment Agency to retain the current Closed Season has split the angling community in a similar way to Brexit.

The fishing Closed Season remains as it was in England and Wales, preventing anglers trying for fish like barbel (pictured) in rivers between March 15 and June 15 inclusive.
The fishing Closed Season remains as it was in England and Wales, preventing anglers trying for fish like barbel (pictured) in rivers between March 15 and June 15 inclusive.

Many are angry at the outcome of the river fishing Closed Season consultation. Some have questioning the role of the …Continue reading »

Giant catfish landed on tiny 6 ft rod

16 Sep

TONY OWEN got an unexpected reward in the shape of this 93 lb catfish, which he managed to tame on a 6 ft carp stalking rod.

Tony Owen with his giant catfish from Horton Boat Pool, run by RK Leisure.
Tony Owen with his giant catfish from Horton Boat Pool, run by RK Leisure.

Tony has been targeting catfish since April at Boat Pool, run by RK Leisure, at Horton, Berkshire. He had been …Continue reading »

River ace lures coastal stunner

13 Sep

RIVER ace Nathan Edgell is more used to catching huge pike and perch but this stunning sea specimen shows another side to his passions.

Nathan Edgell displays his jumbo ballan wrasse.
Nathan Edgell displays his jumbo ballan wrasse.

Nathan’s brilliant ballan wrasse tipped the scales at a whopping 7 lb 4 oz. The 47-year-old, from Dorchester, Dorset, Texas …Continue reading »