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Cornwall Record 46lb 12oz Carp Caught at Boscathnoe

    On 15 January Ed Teakle caught a 46lb 12oz Carp at Boscathnoe near Penzance. Ed said, “I fished at 50yards range into deep silt over a heavily baited spot of Buddha baits UK Shellfish Zen and Urban baits Nutcracker boilies along with corn. Successful rig was a multi rig incorporating a Deception Angling…

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Prehistoric ceremonial complex discovered in Dartmoor reservoir – Thu 12 Nov 2009

A hitherto unrecorded prehistoric complex has recently been revealed in the mud at the bottom of Tottiford reservoir, near Hennock, on Dartmoor. The complex consisting of stone rows, burial cairns and a stone circle had been hidden by the waters of the reservoir, the first to be built on Dartmoor (1861). They have been revealed…

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The Benefits of Volunteering

Our volunteers make a significant contribution to our charitable work here at South West Lakes Trust, whether that’s helping out with environmental improvements, raising site standards or supporting our angling and activity teams to deliver all the great things they do, our volunteers make a significant contribution to our work. Volunteering can open up a…

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Hazel Trees

It’s not very often that you get to see a fully mature hazel tree, as it is frequently either managed by coppicing, or naturally coppices as individual stems break and die. As such it often appears as a mass of straight stems growing up from a thicker stump or “stool”. This coppicing does not harm…

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Alder Trees

Alder trees can be found throughout the UK, growing alongside rivers, lakes, and wetlands. The root systems can be important in preventing erosion in river banks and are even used as nesting sites by otters, and it is also an important source of early nectar in these habitats. In the winter months it can be…

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