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Fishing season returns to Himley Hall
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Angling insurance customers may be pleased to hear the new fishing season has begun at Himley Hall. The Dudley News reports how individuals are invited to try their luck in the Great Pool following its three-month closure. Councillor David Stanley, cabinet member for environment and culture, said: “Every year we have to close the pool for a few months to … More

Anglers needed for charity contest
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Keen anglers may want to take out fishing insurance and sign up for a charity contest to be held at Stoneyfield Lochs Fishery. Macmillan Cancer Support is appealing for 20 fishermen to take part in the Big Fish challenge on June 11th, the Highland News reports. The event is expected to see 300 individuals battle it out whilst raising more than … More

Fishing used as mental health therapy
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Two mental health units in Northern Ireland may have invested in angling insurance in light of a new form of therapy. Patients at Leverndale and Dykebar hospitals have been introduced to fishing as a way of relaxing and keeping them calm, the Belfast Telegraph reports. The initiative was thought up by nursing assistants John Kelly, David Potter and Mark Aitchison. It … More

Police patrol reservoir looking for illegal anglers
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Police are on the hunt for rogue fisherman in Nelson, news that may interest angling insurancecustomers. This is Lancashire reports how officers are carrying out pre-dawn patrols in the hope of catching poachers. Community beat manager Mark Dibb has been scouring the area around Walverden Reservoir at 04:00 BST every morning after a spate of illegal fishing. The rights to the … More

Anglers warned about fishing in River Nene

People are being warned that it is illegal to fish in the River Nene until June 15th, news which may interest those looking for angling insurance. The Peterborough Evening Telegraph reports how there have been sightings of individuals trying to catch fish off the banks of the waterway. However, it’s currently against the law to carry out such activities in the … More

IFCA takes over Cornwall’s fishing industry
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Fishing insurance customers may be interested to hear about a new body that is set to take charge of Cornwall’s sea fisheries industry. The region’s original committee is to be replaced with the Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA), the BBC reports. Chairman of the IFCA Tony Tomlinson said: “Healthy seas are just as important to every fisherman as … More

‘Record number’ of salmon caught in Scotland

The highest recorded number of wild salmon is believed to have been caught in Scotland, news which may be of interest to those looking for angling insurance. New figures suggest 100,000 of the fish were hooked using rods in 2010, which is a considerable rise on previous years. The record catch will be the largest since data was first collected in … More

Northumberland fishing site to open all year round

Fishing kit insurance customers in the north-east can now practice angling more often after new opening times were confirmed at one popular site. The Whittle Dene complex in Northumberland can now be accessed all year round, local newspaper the Journal reports. Following a consultation with stakeholders, fishery manager Don Coe confirmed the site, which is one of the area’s most … More

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