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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

Ali Hamidi Joins 'The Tribe'

Shimano are pleased to announce the addition of Ali Hamidi to 'Team Tribal'. Ali has been a constant fixture in many of the angling magazines for a number of years. One of a hardcore group of 'working anglers', Ali finds time to haul them in both in the UK and abroad, despite the heavy demands