Fishing News Roundup 112

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Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing is back in the UK after 60 years, but environmentalists fear it’s too soon

I News

Story: Daniel Capurro

The apex ocean predators are no longer classed as endangered, but experts are concerned they are not yet established enough to cope with fishing pressures. Marine environmentalists have reacted with concern at news the UK will allow commercial fishing of bluefin tuna for the first time in 60 years. On Monday, the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced that 10 licences would be issued for a small-scale trial of commercial fishing, with the tuna brought ashore for consumption, with data from the operation used to inform future decisions. Read more…

Sheikh Mohammed goes on fishing trip, explores mountains in UK

Khaleej Times

Story: Kirstin Bernabe

From the highlands to the sea, the Dubai Ruler enjoys a relaxing break in Europe with his team. Venturing beyond the golden desertscape and sparkling city views of Dubai, the beloved Ruler of the emirate has gone on a refreshing holiday in the UK’s mountains — and the views are breathtaking, as seen in photos that have been garnering thousands of hearts online. Earlier this month, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was spotted greeting and meeting citizens and residents on the streets in London. Read more…

NHS Wales should get people hooked on fishing instead of popping pills, says top angler Hywel

Doctors in Wales should be able to prescribe angling instead of anti-depressants, according to one of the UK’s top fishermen. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​ The call comes from ex-world champion angler Hywel Morgan who wants to persuade NHS Wales that an afternoon spent by the riverside can be better for mental health than popping pills. ‌Read more…​

How Derbyshire inspired Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler

Great British Life

Story: Peter Clamp

The Compleat Angler hasn’t been out of print since 1653. We look at Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton’s exploration of England’s rural delights – much of which focused on the Peak District and Derbyshire. Few people have never heard of Izaak Walton, author of the most famous book on the art of fishing ever written, and a classic of English literature. Read more…

Elphicks Fisheries in Horsmonden, Kent, among best angling spots says Fishing Republic

Kent Online

Story: Alan Smith

Elphicks Fisheries in Spelmonden Road, Horsmonden, came out top in the county, and was also rated the 10th best in the UK by retailer Fishing Republic. The fishery, set up in 2000, has seven lakes covering almost 20 acres of water, stocked mainly with carp, but also with tench and perch. Read more…

Harray Loch (Orkney)

Ken Bruce

Well, that’s it for today. See you again on Wednesday…

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