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Call to Action – Support the return of pheasant shooting leases on public land in Wales

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The Countryside Alliance is asking members and supporters in Wales to send a letter calling on the Board of Natural Resource Wales (NRW) to reverse the decisions taken on the 20th September 2018, which included the end of pheasant shooting leases on public land. Before the intervention of the Labour Government, NRW spent £48,000 of…

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Sustaining upland communities, a public good says Michael Gove

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Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, told delegates at the Conservative Party Conference that sustaining upland landscapes and communities is “absolutely” a public good and will receive financial support under a new agricultural policy post Brexit. Speaking at the Countryside Alliance fringe event on Monday 1st October…

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October’s F4S tip of the month for young anglers – Get out and about for the trout!

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October should be a cooler month, especially after a record-breaking heat wave, that seemed to go on and on, but I fear this weather could become the norm for every year as life goes on. Trout fishing suffered badly for most fisheries over the summer but if you are an early riser you probably had…

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Biggest catches yet netted in the annual Kent Fishing for Schools match

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Teams of children from five schools across Kent competed to land the biggest catch in the annual Fishing for Schools match at Grove Farm Fishery (25 September). The day was fiercely over-subscribed, with teams of four taking part on a first come, first served basis. This year’s competitors were from Thamesview School in Gravesend; Meadowfield…

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Casting for Recovery holds a successful retreat at Forbes of Kingennie

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the medical fly fishing programme for ladies who have, or have had breast cancer, held its 8th retreat at the Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort, near Dundee, last weekend (21-23 September) in brilliant weather, despite us following in the wake of hurricanes from across the Atlantic. Twelve ladies attended…

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Youth victory at Fishing for Schools fundraising event

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Young fishers were victorious at a charity fishing competition at Derbyshire’s Ladybower Reservoir, that raised more than £300 for Fishing for Schools (F4S). The event, on 22 September, was organised by the F4S Yorkshire and Peaks team and the money raised will go towards their courses with local schools. The winner of the top competition…

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Labour Minister’s pressure sees £40,000 review ignored in Wales

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Today (Thursday 20 September) the board of Natural Resources Wales (NRW) voted to end the leasing of pheasant shooting on the Welsh Government estate, following pressure from the Labour Government. The decision was taken despite NRW having spent over £40,000 on a review into the issue that recommended that pheasant shooting be allowed to continue,…

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