News headlines Apr 12 - May 12
30.04.12 Angling Trust blasts floodwater waste madness and calls for a new reservoir building programme to tackle ‘wettest drought ever’ The Angling Trust has called on politicians to recognise that England needs a completely fresh approach to water supply and storage in order to end the chronic wastage of water in times of flood and the environmentally damaging over abstraction of vulnerable rivers in times of drought.The Trust has...
30.04.12 Simon Medd secures his place in the Fish ‘O’ Mania grand final 2012 What a contrast to last year when this match was fished earlier in the month in bright warm sunshine and a cloudless blue sky. The Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier held on Saturday 28th April 2012 at Lakeview Fishery, Melton Mowbray was almost like fishing in mid-winter with freezing cold winds, which continued all day, not allowing the temperature to rise much above 5 degrees and, continuous light rain until half an hour before the finish.
The Angling Trust are delighted to announce the Veterans Coarse Angling team who will represent the Angling Trust and England in the FIPSed World Angling Championships this year in Penacova on the River Mondego, Portugal on the 11th and 12th August.
The weather forecast for the fourth Fish 'O' Mania qualifier at Woodlands View Fishery, Droitwich held on Wednesday 25th April 2012 had been grim at best. The only consolation being that it was pretty accurate for once. Heavy rain greeted the 130 competitors at the draw changing to tropical conditions around the middle of the match, with some hail and strong winds thrown in for good measure.
24.04.12 Garbolino star angler 'Cookie' bags up at Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier Makins Fishery Following almost two weeks of typical April showery weather, cold easterly winds and the occasional frosty night the fishing was always going to be tough for many fishing the third Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier at Makins Fishery, Bramcote, Nuneaton on Saturday 21st April 2012.