News headlines Oct 09 - Nov 09
28.10.09 Egremont Anglers relieved after scaffolding finally removed from River Ehen Fish Legal has secured a swift settlement of £3,000 on behalf of its member, the Egremont & District Anglers Association, from contractors for Cumbria County Council after poorly-secured scaffolding assembled under a bridge on the River Ehen collapsed and lodged in one of the club’s prime salmon and sea trout holding pools.
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.