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    Job opportunity with Thomas Turner

    Due to expansion, we are looking for a new member to join our busy team at Thomas Turner. The role will involve photographing and listing fishing tackle and books for sale online, dealing with customer queries and orders, and packaging and posting items. The ideal candidate will have the...
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    Scam warning - user dewanewright8

    Hi all, A warning for anyone who has received a PM from member 'dewanewright8' regarding a wanted post. He sent me a very convincing PM in response to my post saying I am looking for vintage carved salmon. On investigating further, it seems he does this on lots of forums in response to wanted...
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    Carved salmon or trout urgently needed!

    Hi all, We (Thomas Turner) are looking for vintage carved salmon or trout. Please contact me (kirsty@thomasturner.com) if you know of any that might be for sale. Many thanks!
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    Gone Fishing photo caption competition, judged by Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer!

    We are pleased to announce our first competition of 2021, and it’s a great one! Below you will see a selection of images from behind the scenes of Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. We’d like you to come up with your funniest captions for the images. Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer have very...
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    Part-time job opportunity

    The Fish & Fly group is looking for a part-time web content manager and proofreader to support their expansion. Tasks will include: - proofreading articles and publishing them on the Fish & Fly group of websites - administrative work including liaising with authors, customers and clients -...
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    £100k Get Fishing Fund to benefit new anglers

    Hi all, I spotted this press release and thought it might be of interest to some: FOR IMMEDIATE ISSUE: £100k Get Fishing Fund to benefit new anglers New Get Fishing Fund will fund more opportunities for new anglers Environment Agency reports over a million rod licences have been sold...
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    Special Christmas catalogue launched by Thomas Turner

    Hi all, I thought some of you might be interested to know that Thomas Turner have launched our first ever Christmas catalogue. It has some really lovely stuff, lots of rare and limited edition tackle and also some interesting books. Maybe you'll find something for your Christmas list! Link...
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    A Life in Fishing, by John Bailey

    Fishing one way or another has dominated my life. I started to fish at 4 years of age and I wrote my first angling articles twenty years later. In my thirties, I left teaching to fish full time and I count the past three decades as the happiest of my life. All in all, I have had over fifty books...
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    Farewell To A Great Angling Gentleman

    This week we remember fallen heroes. We might also just be seeing a pause in the advance of Trumpism. It is not my role as an angler to write politically but there are good precedents. The Complete Angler was written in the mid 17th Century by Izaak Walton in part as a covert text decrying the...
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    Fish & Fly interview Jeremy Wade about new series “Dark Waters”

    Kirsty Hewitt of Fish & Fly, and Keith Elliott of Classic Angling, met up with Jeremy Wade to hear about his new programme “Jeremy Wade’s Dark Waters”. The series sees Jeremy investigate unsolved mysteries in waters around the world, premiering on Animal Planet on Sunday 28thApril in the UK, and...
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    Artifishal: a critical review

    This film was funded by a company called Patagonia, named for a region of South America famous for the best sea-trout rivers in the world. The movie presents a powerful case for closing hatcheries and shutting fish farms in the belief that the genetic integrity of hatchery fish is harmed in the...
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    5 Christmas Crackers

    Klean Kanteen TKPro Insulated Flask – 100% Plastic Free! Keeping warm on those winter days out by the riverbank or lakeside is made much easier with The TKPro, Klean Kanteen’s first insulated flask with integrated cup, and which features “a unique 360-degree pour-through design and is 100%...
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    Have your say now to #ProtectWater and Save Our Salmon!

    A message from the Angling Trust Did you know that Atlantic salmon – one of our most iconic angling species – have all but disappeared from many rivers in England? Our rivers are under threat from pollution and over-abstraction and weirs prevent salmon reaching their spawning grounds. The...
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    Iceland Considers Uncontained Aquaculture

    From the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF) Iceland’s Parliament is preparing to consider a bill that would give the world’s largest aquaculture corporations unfettered access to the country’s famously pristine rivers and fjords, with dire consequences for the environment and local aquatic...
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    Missing Salmon Project – update 2

    Launched in the Spring of 2018, The Missing Salmon Project, is the clarion call that salmon conservation organisations are rallying round to try and halt, and then reverse, further decline. It is an ambitious and collaborative plan which, through the exemplar of The Moray Firth Tracking Project...
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    Thomas Turner buys collection of 95 Hardy reels & rods

    The owner was initially was going to try eBay, however when he considered listing 95 items, taking approx. 500 good photographs, making a technical description, answering queries, packing and post 95 items (assuming they all sold) pay the eBay fees, refunding returns and possibly losing a few in...
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    Introducing – BANANA RODS

    WHY BANANA RODS? We chose “Banana” because it is easy to say it in any language around the world. Our monkey logo then was an obvious choice because it follows the theme and is very recognisable and memorable. OUR MISSION… To thrill you! From dreaming and visualising your fishing...
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    WILD TROUT TRUST CHARITY AUCTION: 8th – 17th MARCH 2019

    The Wild Trout Trust have announced their annual charity Auction, their most important annual fundraising event. They have some really exciting fishing adventures on offer this year, including an expedition to a secret salmon river in Argyll, a wild trout safari on three Norfolk chalk streams...
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    Angling Trust and The Wheelyboat Trust launch their project to provide seven clubs and fisheries across the UK with new Wheelyboats

    The Wheelyboat Trust and Angling Trust have partnered together to part-fund seven new Coulam 16 Wheelyboats that will enable clubs and fisheries across the UK to provide disabled anglers, and wheelchair users in particular, with access to their waters and the fishing. The project will be...
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    The Art of Fishing – Sculptor Paul Dady

    We were recently introduced to the fine work of sculptor Paul Dady via his magnificent salmon cast in bronze featured in our main photo. After an early career spent working with his wife in the fine replication of fossil material for museum display, research, and education at their company...
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