• East Europeans banned from fishing lake

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    A fishing ban on Eastern Europeans has sparked controversy at a UK lake. The owner of Lakeview Camping Park, Eddie Whitehead, has put up signs saying:  No Eastern Europeans. He said it was the only thing to do to “prevent Eastern Europeans stealing fish”. He added: ““Every fishery has the same problem. They are breaking the law in England because they are pinching the fish. I may be breaking the law, but it’s livelihood. I’ve just re-stocked the lake with £9600 of carp.” Full story here.




    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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