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A last-gasp stunner for Roy Knox ' the barbel that took double lobworm just seconds before the final whistle and weighed 9-15 to steal victory from under the nose of Craig Turbitt.

Angling: Top rods tame near impossible conditions

It was a mixed bag for anglers as they watched the final days of the river-fishing season come to an end in near-impossible conditions, with gale force winds, rain and snow all helping rivers to peak and burst their banks around Yorkshire.

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Leeds' Mick Doyle with the size of hybrid that are his target fish on the Winter Leagues below York.

Angling: Authority’s drought order raises eyebrows

Always trying to keep in touch with anything that can impact our local rivers or lakes, I jumped at the chance to join former Leeds and District president Stan Jeffreys at a meeting with Yorkshire Water regarding increased abstraction from our local river Wharfe.

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Former YEP columnist Dennis Lemmon with just a sample of the fishing tackle he donated to the juniors under the guidance of Yarnbury Angling Club coach Adie Addy.

Angling: KHV virus case confirmed in our area

It was only a couple of months ago I wrote that it was a matter of “when not if” the next case of KHV (koi herpesvirus) would be confirmed in our area, sadly I have been proved right and unfortunately my prediction has come true at a fishery that really is too close to home.

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Alfie Drummond and proud dad Rob with two stunning 'Knotford Twenties'.

Angling: Changing conditions are good for anglers

With some river fisheries closed and our governing bodies advising extra fish care during the hot weather and low water levels, the recent rain and cooler temperatures came at just the right time to provide great pleasure catches and to save two of the country’s top river competitions.

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Bobby Lee with his catch of 13 barbel from the the tidal Wharfe.

Angling: Unhappy ending to Topcliffe seal saga

Within minutes of its capture, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts were passing on congratulations to all those involved in the seizure of the Topcliffe seal; unfortunately not all ended well as the British Divers Marine Life Rescue released the following public statement:

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Angling: Hot spell prompts KHV virus warning

Angling: Hot spell prompts KHV virus warning

As daytime temperatures hit a sizzling 30 degrees and local commercial carp and specimen lakes saw water temperatures rise to a bath like 25 degrees, officials and fishery managers of Leeds and District have urged anglers to use the bio security measures provided at all their stillwater fisheries.

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