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Sussex IFCA’s patrol vessel ‘Watchful’ assists inshore fishing vessel

On 23rd July 2020 whilst out on patrol, Fisheries Patrol Vessel Watchful copied coms on VHF Channel 16 between Solent Coastguard and Fishing Vessel ‘Southern Head’. The fishing vessel had mechanical troubles with its main engine and as such required assistance. The crew quickly recognised that this was a familiar vessel that operated inside the

New Suzuki DF115BG & DF140BG outboards are the first in class to offer drive-by-wire

Suzuki is recognised worldwide for making advanced technology and innovative features available to boaters of all types — not just those who run the largest, highest-horsepower outboards. This tradition continues with the unveiling of Suzuki’s new DF115BG and DF140BG four stroke outboards, the first in their class to offer all the advantages of drive-by-wire technology. By bringing

Ultimate boating with Suzuki

The Suzuki heritage is all about innovation, they are passionate about developing the ultimate outboards, with market-leading performance to power their customers’ boating adventures. Working with a trusted network of dealers and boat builders up and down the country to provide leading Suzuki-powered packages across a variety of applications, including RIBs, sports boats, tenders, fishing

Environment Agency and Angling Trust welcome lifting of restrictions on recreational fishing

DEFRA NEWS RELEASE Restrictions on angling in England are eased from today (Wednesday 13th May) following updated government guidance on outdoor activities. The news has been welcomed by both the Environment Agency and Angling Trust. The Trust recently put forward its ‘When We Fish Again’ report to the government, encouraging a phased return to the sport and

The 2020 close season for coarse fishing commences

Operation CLAMPDOWN8 targets illegal fishing during the coarse fish close season This year’s close season commences on 15 March and runs until 15 June inclusive.   During this time, Environment Agency (EA) officers conduct patrols to enforce the close season. As part of Operation CLAMPDOWN, now in its eighth year, Angling Trust (AT) volunteers support the EA