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Guernsey proposes new fishing licence
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The introduction of a new fishing licence scheme for the seas around Guernsey may lead to an uptake in angling insurance policies. Approval by Sark and Alderney's governments has been given to introduce the initiative for the area between three and 12 nautical miles around the isle. Any vessels operating in the 1,000 sq nm of sea surrounding Bailiwick will … More

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Angling contest hopes to break world record

An angling competition taking place later this week is hoping to break a world record for the number of entrants getting involved. Participants in the 19th European Open Beach Championship are preparing for the upcoming event, which could see many of them checking their fishing insurance policies to make sure they are covered. According to the Yorkshire Post, the three-day … More

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Illegal fishing leads to stock shortages

Anglers looking to renew their fishing insurance may be concerned to hear stock supply is under threat in Wakefield as a result of poachers. The Wakefield Express reports how dozens of carp and bream have been stolen from Flanshaw and Walker Dam, with police having stepped up patrols in a bid to catch illegal fishermen. President of Wakefield Angler's Club … More

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CCTV cameras installed to catch poachers

Fishing insurance policy holders may be pleased to hear how one angling body has installed CCTV cameras to catch individuals attempting to fish illegally. The BBC reports how Inland Fisheries Ireland has taken the step of fitting the devices at a lake in Lough Egish in County Monaghan in order to deter poachers. Ronan O'Brien, assistant inspector with the agency, … More

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Man lands 7ft-long conger eel off Devon coast

Angling insurance customers may be shocked to hear how one keen fisherman hooked a potentially record-breaking catch off the coast of Devon. The Daily Mail reports how Julien Stainer had to enlist the help of a friend after reeling in a 7ft-long conger eel weighing 38lb. His catch is to be officially weighed and the findings sent off to the … More

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Salmon fishing season launched in Scotland

Angling insurance customers may have been among those who gathered on the banks of the River Tay to celebrate the start of the salmon fishing season. A large crowd attended the traditional ceremony which marked the opening of the 2012 season, with football's Steve Lomas bestowed the honour of making the first cast. William Jack, chairman of the Tay District … More

Rosie O’Donnell criticised for fishing pictures

One celebrity who may have an angling insurance policy is talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell. The star seems to be a fan of fishing, as newly published pictures of her posing with a dead hammerhead shark have sparked controversy. Environmentalists have blasted the 49-year-old, who can be seen with her family in the snap, for posing with the endangered beast taken … More

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