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600lb tuna fetches £47,000 in Japanese auction

Angling insurance customers may be interested to hear how one catch set a bidder back 56.49 million yen (£47,000) at an auction in Japan. In the first sale event of the year at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market, president of the Sushi-Zanmai restaurant chain Kiyoshi Kimura spent the vast amount on a bluefin tuna caught off the country's north-eastern coast. The … More

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Newquay harbour wins £900k for regeneration

Angling insurance customers may be interested to hear that nearly £900,000 has been donated to Newquay to help the town regenerate its fishing harbour. The Western Morning News reports how the grant money will be used to provide facilities for fishermen, as well as marketing and promotional activity for the port. Joanna Kenny, chairman of the Newquay Community Network, said: … More

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British sea life ‘threatened by over-fishing’

Angling insurance customers may be interested to hear about an appeal for the public to sample more exotic types of seafood. Cumbria Wildlife Trust has warned British waters are under threat from over-fishing due to 80 per cent of individuals only eating five varieties, the local News & Star reports. Project officer Lindsay Sullivan said: "The Irish Sea has a … More

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River Lea ‘too polluted for fish to survive’

Angling insurance customers may be interested to hear about pollution in the River Lea leading to the waterway being described as not suitable for fish to live in. According to the Hackney Citizen, water quality surveys conducted by the University College London revealed the level of oxygen in the river is dangerously low. Regular fishing competition used to be held … More

Skippers fined £3m for lying about catch sizes

Angling insurance customers may be interested to hear how fishing skippers who lied about the size of their catches have been fined almost £3 million. The High Court in Edinburgh saw 17 orders made by Judge Lord Turnbull, who called for those involved to pay the money as part of a confiscation order. Fish processing company Shetland Catch admitted to … More

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Public offered £1k for poaching information

Individuals looking to invest in fishing insurance may be interested to hear about a monetary reward that is being offered for those who help track down poachers. Environment Agency Wales has joined forces with Crimestoppers to encourage people to provide information about criminals angling in the River Conwy. A £1,000 reward will be given to anyone who helps secure a … More

Sewer collapse leads to death of 1,000’s of fish

Angling insurance customers may be horrified to hear how a collapsed sewer has led to the death of around 1,000 fish. Bexley Council received calls about the dead creatures from members of the public and an investigation was carried out by Thames Water, the local News Shopper reports. A sewer in Welling is believed to have collapsed, which led to … More

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Coastguard rescues fisherman

The owner of a fishing vessel may have been saved from having to claim on his boat insurance after Falmouth Coastguard came to its rescue. A report in the Falmouth Packet describes how the 21ft Solitaire craft suffered a damaged propeller and risked being driven ashore. However, the local lifeboat was launched and managed to tow the vessel back to … More

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Fishing rod theft forces students to cancel trip

The importance of taking out a comprehensive angling insurance policy has been highlighted by the theft of fishing equipment from a college that caters for students with complex needs. A total of five rods, reels and other equipment was taken from a secure lock-up, forcing staff at Norton College near Worcester to cancel a planned fishing trip, the Worcester News … More

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