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The fishing Closed Season remains as it was in England and Wales, preventing anglers trying for fish like barbel (pictured) in rivers between March 15 and June 15 inclusive.

Many are angry at the outcome of the river fishing Closed Season consultation. Some have questioning the role of the Angling Trust, who they believe should have campaigned for change.…

Tony Owen with his giant catfish from Horton Boat Pool, run by RK Leisure.

Tony has been targeting catfish since April at Boat Pool, run by RK Leisure, at Horton, Berkshire. He had been baiting heavily with big boilies and pellets, and the approach…

Nathan Edgell displays his jumbo ballan wrasse.

Nathan’s brilliant ballan wrasse tipped the scales at a whopping 7 lb 4 oz. The 47-year-old, from Dorchester, Dorset, Texas rigged a 12 g green soft plastic lure. The Fladen design…

Robbie Northman had this 6 lb 5 oz specimen chub on the fly.

After landing a specimen chub of 6 lb on a lure in the morning, Robbie Northman set out in the evening to fish the fly. The 28-year-old, from Norwich, had…

Forces veterans are benefiting through iCARP.

Angling is known to improve physical and mental health and well-being, and Forces veterans are benefiting. iCARP has connected ex-military service PTSD sufferers to help reduce depression, anxiety and stress…