Fishing News Roundup 121

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Stafford angler Harry Sharratt called up to the England squad

Express and Star

Stafford Grammar School student Harry Sharratt has earned a place in the England Youth Fly Fishing Squad aged just 12 years old. Sharratt is the youngest member to be capped for this season’s national youth side which contains talented fly anglers aged between 12 and 17. The youngster from Gnosall has reeled in hundreds of fish since his first outing to Blithfield Reservoir four years ago and is delighted to have received his England call-up hoping to go from strength-to-strength. Read more…

Chance to own glorious fishing lakes, holiday business and home in one

Hull Live

Story: Deborah Hall

A lovely leisure property complete with holiday accommodation, coarse fishing lakes and an owner/manager lodge in rural East Yorkshire is up for sale. Star Carr Lakes, Brandesburton, includes over six acres of lake waters with stocks including specimen tench and bream, carp and perch, and a total of 53 pegs for fishing. The sale includes grounds extending to more than ten acres, a four-bedroom lodge, three-bedroom holiday lodge overlooking the lakes and a new workshop, storage barn and facilities building, with planning permission in place for additional lodges. Read more…

John Bailey on Scottish salmon and Norfolk grayling

Eastern Daily Press

Story: John Bailey

It’s Saturday morning and I’m sitting in the Lodge at Perth Racecourse watching the rain teem down. I’ve been speaking to Colin, our ghillie on the Tay river, and he says he’s just seen Noah herding sheep, goats and cows towards a big-looking boat. I don’t think he’s joking. The level is 10 feet up and rising and a salmon for a few days to come is a pipe dream. Mind you, it’s a bit like that any water level in Scotland these days and there’s no one up here with anything like a sunny vision of the future. We’ve come south from the Dee, another of the classic Scottish salmon rivers, and catches are a fraction of those  years ago. Read more…

Invasive Mitten Crab spotting across Peterborough called ‘bizarre’


Story: Shariqua Ahmed

Invasive Chinese mitten crabs that can have a negative impact on the fishing industry and riverbanks are being spotted in waterways in Cambridgeshire. The crabs have been seen on busy roads and at Nene Park in Peterborough, and filmed in a dyke in Whittlesey. Stuart Selby saw a crab crossing Oundle Road and said it was “bizarre”. Read more…

Peak District gets star treatment after featuring in the season finale of Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Derbyshire Times

Story: Bailey Greenfield

Episode 6 of the sixth season of the popular fishing programme centered around the comedians, Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse catching rainbow trout in the counties River Wye – the UK’s only rainbow trout spawning river. The opening sequence saw Paul fishing in the Wye in the shadow of the impressive, Haddon Hall with Bob watching, as he recovered from a period of illness while filming. Read more…

Make-over at Morton Fishings benefits anglers

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Morton Fishings near Livingston has been given a make-over by new owner Sandy Mabon who has improved on-shore facilities to benefit anglers. The businessman took over in March and has splashed the cash and has completed the dock area which now has anti-slip strips so nobody can slide. New posts have been put in place to enhance safety and he has completed a bridge to one of the bank areas at the extensive fishery. Read More…

Woodburn 9th October 2023

Ken Bruce

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