In memory of Des Brennan

Clive Gammon wrote to us on the 6th April 2000 with the following sad news, and a personal tribute which we echo. “Des Brennan, who died early this week at age 73, was my oldest and closest fishing friend, as well as the best bass angler I

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Questions in the House

Andrew George MP has recently asked some interesting questions of the Minister, Elliot Morley. On 23rd March 2000, he asked What discussions has he had with his counterparts in other EC fishing nations regarding sport angling and offshore trawling for bass in the English channel? Elliot Morley

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Minister's pledge on angling

During April 2000, the Environment Agency will be distributing free copies of their new fisheries magazine REEL life to everyone who bought a freshwater rod licence last year. Sadly we have no such relationship with any legislative body for sea angling, so you might wonder where the

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FIPSM meeting in Luxembourg

The Federation International Peche Sportive Marine is the saltwater side of the Confederation International Peche Sportive (CIPS) and is the major European body for competitive sea angling. At their meeting on 3 March 2000, attended by Mike North (NFSA), David Rowe (NFSA), and Malcolm Gilbert, the following

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New language of conservation?

Sustainability is one of the new themes of governments around the world, and expressed as sustainable development it has been extensively promoted in the UK. Our present government has made it a key aim for the Environment Agency, and English Nature have developed a position statement recognising

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