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   There are 1,710 angling clubs, with 405,000 members, in Britain. Problems facing anglers include a decline in sponsorship, opposition from animal rights activists and the increase in numbers of seabirds flying inland to take fish (for which reason anglers would like cormorants to be taken off the protected list). Sea anglers also have experienced a decline in fish stocks. In the case of the declining stocks of sea trout, much of the blame is placed on salmon farms, which attract sea lice who attach themselves to the trout and eat them alive. Angling is also threatened with loss of sponsorship from tobacco companies and there has been some opposition to angling from animal rights activists, who regard it as a ‘blood sport’. It has however become popular on television, where some of the angling is done abroad.
   MIKE STORRY

Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture . . 2014.

Synonyms:
(with a rod)


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