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World Carp Classic 2006

The World Carp Classic is now in its eighth year, it’s the event for the serious carp angler, the carp angler that seeks a challenge. This year sees the event being staged at the world famous Lac D’ Orient in France, a venue that is known to hold some very large carp and possibly a

ACA Celebrates Sheep Dip U-Turn

“A massive victory for angling” The Anglers' Conservation Association (ACA) is today celebrating an historic decision by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) to suspend the sale of cypermethrin sheep dip in the UK, with immediate effect.  Cypermethrin has caused catastrophic damage to the wildlife of river systems throughout the country.  The ACA and the Salmon

NOSTALGIC FISHING BOOK PUBLISHED

A new book that will prove compelling reading for anyone who enjoys fishing in the lochs of Cumbria and the Scottish Highlands is about to be published. Fishing with Father is the nostalgic and heart-warming account of Bruce Cawthra's fishing holidays with his father, George. Caroline Metcalfe-Gibson's beautiful illustrations, a collection of photographs and the

WHAT TO DO IF YOU COME ACROSS DEAD WILD BIRDS

Reporting incidents If you think you have come across unusual deaths of wild birds and a rule of thumb is:ï‚· One or more swansï‚· Three or more birds of the same speciesï‚· 5 or more birds of different speciesthen contact the Defra help-line 08459 33 55 77 or the local State Veterinary Service office on

SHEEP DIP BANNED!

S&TA hails successful lobbying against the “silent killer” of water life From today (February 22nd), the Veterinary Medicines Directorate  (VMD) has banned the sale of cypermethrin sheep dips throughout the UK.  It acknowledges that the toxicological information showing the serious damage cypermethrin sheep dips have on the environment is too overwhelming to ignore and that