News headlines Jan 09 - Jan 10
27.10.09 England Get the Ammo The England Boat Squad received a huge boost to their 2010 World and Home Nations campaign in the shape of sponsorship funding for their recent squad weekend held on the 17th and 18th of October 2009, from the leaders in quality frozen baits, the ‘Ammodytes’ Company (www.ammodytes.co.uk).
27.10.09 England pair denied first place as clocks go back in World Carp Championships The England pair, Billy Flowers and Jamie Londers, were denied 1st place at the World Carp Championships only because the match was extended to 73 hours due to the clocks being put back. Having led from the start, they were only beaten to a silver medal position in the last 20 minutes by the South African pairing by a margin of just under 5 Kg. Instead of the competition running for the usual 72 hours, it was decided to extend it by an hour. At the 72 hour mark, our boys were 3Kg in front of the South Africans.
27.10.09 Angling Trust Acts on Floating Pennywort Swift action by the Angling Trust has hopefully saved waterways in South Yorkshire’s River Don catchment from becoming infested with an alien invader, floating pennywort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides).
Fish Legal has successfully settled a civil action against a poacher on behalf of its member club the King's Lynn Angling Association. Fish Legal issued proceedings against Mr Chirokov, who was one of three men arrested by police on 25th May 2008 at a makeshift camp set up on the banks of the Wissey from where they took fish illegally from the river over a number of days.
21.10.09 Anglers Accuse European Commission of "Fiddling While Rome Burns" The Angling Trust has reacted with dismay to the European Commission’s latest draft of the Common Fisheries Policy Control Regulations, and in particular the retention of Article 47 which could bring in regulation and unworkable bureaucracy for recreational sea anglers targeting cod. The Trust has lobbied the UK Government and the Fisheries Commissioner himself to call for these measures to be dropped, but the Commission has once again ignored these demands. It is not yet clear exactly how the regulations will be applied in the UK. Until that is publicly clarified, recreational sea anglers remain suspicious that this is the thin end of the wedge for the regulation of angling.