• UK to get £35m fishing complex and shopping centre

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    Clearance has been given for the UK’s first fishing complex and shopping centre. The £35m IntoOutdoors site at Evesham, on the Warwickshire Avon, will include tackle shops, two lakes and a stretch of the river. It will offer anglers the chance to water-test tackle before buying, according to Devon developer Eagle One. Work starts in January on the venue, which is set to open in summer 2014. The new centre will replace Evesham Country Park, which currently occupies the land. It will  include a 45-unit retail park in its 125-acre setting. Restaurants, cafés, cycle routes and 60 holiday lodges are also planned. The lakes are likely to be run as day-ticket waters. Full story here.

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    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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