Anglers Paradise – Young Anglers Catches

Its always great to see young anglers enjoying success and at Anglers Paradise there are plenty of fish to target. This is the latest report from Zenia who give the youngsters plenty of encouragement.

Charlie Grant, 10 from Reading was certainly one very happy boy after catching a Personal Best 14lb Mirror and also a 15lb Wels Catfish from the Easy Access Lake both on Boilies. Charlie also Won Fish Of The Week with his PB Mirror, Charlie has also set a New Record in being the 1st Person to win Fish Of The Week 3 times!! Great to see Kids loving the sport so much, and this young man certainly does!

( Below)Here is the Charming Reilly Mulrooney, aged 4 from Bagworth, Leicester with just one of his many catches from Anglers Paradise and this Common from the Magic Lake was the 1st ever Carp he’s ever caught! Reilly came to us last year with Mum and Dad when he was 3 and caught his first ever fish, a Goldfish from the Float Lake and now he continues to fish with his Dad and he loves it!! We encourage all Parents to take their kids fishing, teach them all about fish care, how to look after the fish and start that fishing passion the right way so their future in angling will be bright! Look after the fish and they will look after us – to keep them healthy and let us catch them again one day!! We all remember our 1st and who got us into Fishing, so lets all carry that on and share our passion of the sport with our younger ones. Kids are the Future generation, and we love seeing them all start their Fishing Journey and certainly feel very privileged when it starts at Anglers Paradise!

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Fishing at 90 years young!

1ST EVER CAT AT 90 YEARS OLD!!!


To see kids fish and get the buzz for fishing it’s pretty special but at the other end of the scale, when you hear a 90 year old man has caught his 1st Ever Catfish – now thats VERY SPECIAL!!

Here’s John Coates, who at an amazing age of 90 Years, has just caught his 1st ever Catfish from the Easy Access at 20lbs!!

WELL DONE JOHN – THIS IS WHAT MAKES THIS SPORT SO GREAT – FISHING FOR ALL AGES!!

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Zaine is 100% ‘hooked’ into fishing!

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Zenia Drury Gregorek sent news of her young sons latest angling adventures.

Please find enclosed pictures of our eldest Son Zaine Drury-Gregorek, 6 who is proving to be quite the Angler! Zaine went Lure fishing with his Dad Joe on our Predator Lake Valhalla, and within just two hours he caught a Personal Best Perch AND his 1st EVER Pike!! A double Whammy and in just 2 hours!! His arms were aching when he got home after all that reeling in! He is definitely 100% ‘hooked’ into fishing!

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A fine chub for Zaines birthday!

Zenia Drury-Gregorek sent me this story and superb picture from proud parents who took young Zaine on a fishing adventure to running water in Shropshire.

5LB CHUB MAKES THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT – EVER!

During a holiday away ourselves to Shropshire, we took our eldest 6 year old son Fishing on his 6th Birthday to the River Severn in the hope of a Pike, he had the shock of his life when he struck into a hard fighting Chub and landed a New Personal Best at 5lbs! Zaine caught the Chub on a 5oz Deadbait Rudd too! He said “it was the best birthday present ever”, he’s even beaten his Mummy and Daddy’s Personal Bests!! He is officially hooked and already becoming a fine little angler!

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FISHING IS FUN AT BLAKEWELL

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I am sure that many young people have started on a path to angling as result of a trip to water with their grandparents and I would suggest that there is no better gift to give than a lifetime of angling.

Colin  Brown introduced his grandson, Daniel aged nine to the joy’s of fishing at Blakewell Fisheries.

(Below) Billy Daykin visited Blakewell to land a  5lb 4oz rainbow in a bag totaling 8 lb. He used a blue fly that was homemade.

Litter a sad reflection!

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I have just heard of a threat to a popular local fishing mark as a result of the idiotic behavior of a few anglers. This unfortunately is a very common problem that has lost anglers access to many marks across the country.

I took the above photograph earlier in the year whilst on holiday in Cornwall where we visited a picturesque viewpoint that overlooked the stunning River Fowey. There were no anglers present at the time except me, I was not fishing just admiring the view. A young couple scrambled past and I heard them remark about the disgusting stench. The smell of stale urine hung in the air and the detritus that lay around was a clear sign of the culprits. At that moment I felt ashamed to be an angler.

There is no excuse for leaving the places we fish in such a disgusting state, litter should be taken home. Ensure leftover bait is discarded with care, if its not going to be taken home then ensure it goes into the sea where it will be washed away and eaten. Never leave hooks and traces lying around, there have been numerous incidents with dogs becoming injured resulting in costly visits to the vet. The stench of urine is another blight on the anglers who should either use the public toilets or have a pee where the tide will wash clean.

Many of the places we fish are shared by sightseers who want to sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery that North Devon has to offer. What do you think there reaction is going to be when the place stinks of urine and the ancient cobbles are strewn with litter. If it was your property would you welcome anglers?

I know that some of you reading this will be guilty of the above and that my words will fall on stony ground. Angling is a wonderful pastime, pursued in stunning surroundings and I have often sung the praises of what anglers do for the environment and how they care about fish stocks. Those who leave behind their dirt tarnish us all. I have written this in the hope that it will make a few think about their actions. If it doesn’t then don’t grumble when we lose another easily accessible fishing mark. Don’t walk by if you see litter pick it up and bin it.

YOUNG SUCCESS IN PARADISE

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A very proud Zenia at Anglers Paradise sent me this report on the early angling success for her two young son’s.

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This is a very special latest catches as it is about my 2 son’s Zaine and Zeejay who both love fishing and our youngest who is 3 went for his first time with Joe at the weekend and is now hooked, please find enclosed the pictures and write up.
We have been waiting until our youngest Son Zeejay who has just turned 3, showed the signs that he was ‘ready’ to start his fishing journey, and now came the time that we felt he was ready for his first fishing trip! Joe aka Daddy decided to take Zeejay Lure Fishing at Valhalla in search of some Perch to wet his appetite and hopefully catch his 1st ever Perch on a Lure. The weather was cold, but Zeejay just loved being with his Daddy and Fishing for the first time so he didn’t care, he just wanted to catch a ‘Phish’!
They couldn’t believe their luck when they landed Zeejay’s 1st ever Pike!! Zeejay’s face was a picture, and he was speechless (which is VERY Rare) when they got it into the net!

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It was then our eldest son’s turn, Zaine who is 5, and he managed to land himself this lovely little Perch on a Lure, so we had 2 very happy brothers with their catches! It’s so great to share our love of the sport with our sons and we hope that others will do the same with theirs and get out there!

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