BRITAIN’S BIGGEST CARP DENIED OFFICIAL RECORD…!!

Britain’s largest carp will not be ratified as an official record because it is a “cultivated fish”. That is the ruling of the British Record Fish Committee after the mirror known Big Rig was caught at 69lb 3oz by Tom Doherty at the Avenue in Shropshire. “It’s a very uneducated decision” — Rob Hales, Avenue boss The committee decided the fish had been “grown under an artificial feeding regime close to a weight close to or exceeding the existing species record”. It has subsequently been caught at 71lb 4oz and that weight will not take the record either. “It’s very predictable and I’m not at all surprised. I think that they (BRFC) don’t fully understand the carp-fishing/fishery/growing-fish business. It’s a very uneducated decision. All big carp in this country and elsewhere only get to those weights because they eat high-protein boilies. “I gather they (BRFC) say it wouldn’t have reached this weight in the natural environment – but the…
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Jobs at Eric’s Angling..!

*** JOB OPPORTUNITIES! **** How do you fancy working for the country’s leading fishing tackle retail outfit!? We have a number of vacancies based at our Leeds megastore. Shop floor / sales Full time position with main duties to include dealing with customers on a face-to-face basis and processing sales through our EPOS system. 45 hours per week to include all weekends (Saturday and Sunday). This position offers 2 days off midweek which really does suit the carp angler keen to take advantage of the quieter banks and you would also be able to fish our own Willows Lake for free, along with many other perks associated with working in the trade. Previous sales experience beneficial but not essential. You must be an outgoing ‘people person’ with the ‘gift of the gab’ whilst also having a wealth of angling experience and in-depth product knowledge. Salary to be discussed dependant on experience etc Warehouse Person Full time position working 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday. …
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Why is he under fire and not the Fishery..?

Shouldn't the Fishery be under fire..? Why is Tom Doherty under fire..? Surely it should be the fishery who has stocked the fish.? http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/revealed-how-britains-angling-community-8888649   Click on the pic and please share your thoughts in the reply box below.  
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Environment Agency’s new rod-licence pricing structure..

  The Environment Agency has announced details of its new rod-licence pricing structure, which will come into effect from 1st April 2017. Here are the details of the prices: - (New) Three-rod licence - £45 - Standard rod licence (covering up to two rods) - £30, set for at least three years. (Previous price for the past seven years - £27) - Concessionary licence - £20 (Previous price - £18) - One-day licence - £6 (Previous price - £3.75) - Eight-day licence - £12 (Previous price £10) For the first time since rod licences were introduced, the new annual licences will run for 365 days from the date of purchase.
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Jobs @ Erics Angling

*** ERIC'S ANGLING JOB VACANCIES *** Would you be interested in a position with the UK's Market Leading Angling Retailer? Shortly after opening our new store down at Farlows Lake, Eric's Angling will be relocating it's Leeds retail operation and it's East Yorkshire head office to a brand new 20'000 sq ft premises in Leeds. There will be various positions avaliable, ranging from Warehousing and Sales duties to I.T. and Management opportunities. Requirements: • Excellent communication skills • Able to work well under pressure • Work alongside others in a team and individually • Flexible i.e available to work occasional weekends / overtime during peak periods • Driver’s License (Not essential but is preferred) Hours: 40 hours Avg p/w Salary: Competitive salary based upon experience Location: Leeds City Centre To Apply: Do you meet the criteria above? If so we want to hear from you! Please email your CV to Sam@ericsangling.co.uk Regards, Erics Angling Centre.
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New Avid Basecamp & Wrap

Looks a good piece of kit.... • 10,000mm waterproof outer material • Extends the overall coverage of the Basecamper bivvy • Reinforced pegging loops that match up with the Basecamper bivvy • Rear vent with mosquito panel underneath the waterproof fabric • Front door features mosquito panel behind the outer waterproof fabric • Letter box style opening option • Outer velcro loops match up with Rod Re:tension bars underneath, so you still have somewhere to put your fishing rods when the overwrap is in use. Overwrap size: 2.75m x 2.5m x 1.5m Overwrap bag: 50cm x 35cm x 15cm Overwrap weight: 2.5kg   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmOoSSIMW4k
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Erics Angling Centre

  ***** SHOP FITTER / JOINERS WANTED ***** ** ERIC'S ANGLING MEGA-STORE COMING SOON!! ** As many of you are aware, around the end of March, Eric's Angling are expanding with the Launch of our new mega-store situated at the famous Farlows Lake. What you may not be aware of is that we are now moving premises from Selby Road and are opening a new state of the art superstore in Leeds as well! We hope to provide our customers with a modern and unforgettable angling shopping experience to compliment our award winning customer service. We are currently looking for experienced Joiners / Shop Fitters to complete some work on the fit out of our two new stores in Leeds and at Farlows Lake. If you're a Joiner / Fitter with experience and located near Farlows (Iver / Slough / Bucks / Middlesex Area) or in the Leeds (Yorkshire) area and are interested in completing some work for Erics Angling, please get in touch! Email: Sam@ericsangling.co.uk Tel - 01430440034
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