Somerset fishery raises vital funds for charity

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A ladies’ day at Jacklands Fishing Lakes at Tickenham, Nr Nailsea in North Somerset raised hundreds of pounds for Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the fly fishing programme for ladies with breast cancer. Jacklands owner Caroline Eastwood organised the July event which saw ladies of all ages paired with a fishing guide for some casting…

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Canoe Wales admit there is “no right to paddle”

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After a long campaign from anglers and the Countryside Alliance Wales, Welsh Government finally spells out clear message that those who canoe on inland waters must abide by guidelines.   The Countryside Alliance has today welcomed a statement from Canoe Wales which it is hoped will end the cat and mouse game over access to inland…

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Charles Jardine’s tips for late season magic

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Our sporting experts offer seasonal advice in our membership magazine, and you can also read them online. Angling legend Charles Jardine offers fishing tips while The Hunting Office’s Tim Bonner writes on hunting and Shooting Campaign Manager David Taylor provides his advice on shooting.   Charlie’s autumn advice is as follows: Now is the time to…

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Angling conference in London

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This week an important angling conference was held on London’s South Bank. Teams from The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s flagship Fishing for Schools project, as well as from Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, which we fund, were both in attendance. The conference, ‘Fishing for Answers’, had a strong focus on the social and youth-related benefits…

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The plight of our rivers

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Riverkeeper Chris de Cani writes: The warnings over possible drought restrictions came as no surprise to those charged with caring for the Chalkstreams in the South of England. Successive dry winters have left groundwater chronically unreplenished and the springs that feed these unique rivers at their lowest level in recent memory.   Crystal clear and void…

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Fishfight success!

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Wednesday, 19 January 2011 The Countryside Alliance backed Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s successful Fishfight campaign. Hugh’s campaign focused on the fact that “around half of the fish caught by fishermen in the North Sea are unnecessarily thrown back into the ocean, dead. The problem is that in a mixed fishery where many different fish live together, fishermen cannot…

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The Wild Trout Trust

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Conservationist, angler and author Charles Rangeley-Wilson, writes for our Autumn 2013 magazine about the Wild Trout Trust, the charity he created around his kitchen table which now does such vital work for our waterways. Through Advisory Visits, “Trout in the Town”, conservation officers, videos, booklets and an annual conservation award, the Trust is certainly busy,…

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Salmon stocks 2010

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Countryside Alliance fisheries policy officer Tim Hoggarth has reported on the CEFAS Annual Assessment of Salmon Stocks and Fisheries in England and Wales 2010. Tim reports: I have just received my copy of the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) annual assessment of salmon stocks for 2010. My comments follow: a.Licenses. (1)Rods a little…

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Welsh angling community discusses access to waterways

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The Countryside Alliance, supported by the Angling Trust, rallied landowners, riparian owners and anglers from across Wales at the Royal Welsh Showground on Sunday 15th September for a meeting to discuss the Welsh Government’s review on increasing access to land and water.  On 22nd July the Minister for Culture and Sport John Griffiths announced a…

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Tatler’s fieldsports supplement

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The August issue of Tatler is on sale today. It comes with a special “Hunting, Shooting and Fishing Guide”, an informative yet tongue-in-cheek supplement which is described as “featuring the hottest huntsmen, the most elegant shots, the finest fishermen, what to wear, the best house parties, essential etiquette…….”   Any country lover will enjoy the supplement,…

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Langstone Harbour Juniors

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Countryside Alliance member John Trapmore has reported back on the recent annual Langstone Harbour Junior Boat Fishing competition that he organises every year off the Hampshire coast at Portsmouth. The Countryside Alliance is proud to support this event, which introduces and enthuses youngsters to sea fishing and, as John says, hooks some kids for life. …

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