News headlines Sep 15
06.07.15 London environment and river groups welcome legal go ahead for the Thames Tideway Tunnel Environmental groups campaigning for the early construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel to remove millions of tonnes of untreated sewage that enters the river every year have given a warm welcome to the news that the last remaining legal hurdle has been crossed with the rejections of the two outstanding judicial reviews lodged by objectors to the project.
02.07.15 Battle For Bass - EU Finally Agrees To Increase Minimum Size For Bass Following several successive years of stock decline and a vigorous campaign by recreational angling organisations, the countries of the EU have finally agreed to raise the minimum size at which bass can be harvested by both commercial and recreational fisherman.
01.07.15 Gloucestershire Police Supporting Operation LEVIATHAN for Angling On 11 June 15, Operation LEVIATHAN - the biggest operation to date targeting illegal fishing and fish theft, was launched at West Mercia Police Headquarters. In Gloucestershire Police, Sergeant Simon Clemett leads on LEVIATHAN - whilst PCSO Mike Shuttleworth has a dedicated role coordinating the operation in his force area.
01.07.15 Family Fishing a Big Success at Barnwell Country Park The early morning rain did little to put off participants from across Northamptonshire as they descended on Barnwell Country Park to take part in the East Midlands Family Fishing Event. Over 100 people took the opportunity to visit the free event and find out what angling was all about.
29.06.15 Thumbs up for Matt Hayes and the BBC from the Angling Trust The Angling Trust has given a warm welcome to the news that BBC 2's bold new global fishing programme, The Big Fish, will feature a return to the screen for Matt Hayes as judge and co - presenter alongside Ben Fogle. Matt, who is also an Angling Trust ambassador, has made many successful fishing programmes including The Great Rod Race, Wet Nets and Mainstream and he hosted his own successful fishing show Total Fishing for a number of years. Matt is a genuine all rounder who has caught large fish from all over the world on all manner of methods.
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