Country: Dartmoor/ Wild trout in a perfect, miniature world

Dartmoor offers extraordinarily cheap fishing. It is also one of the last parts of south England where the rivers are unstocked. By Andrew Brown

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ENGLISH POETRY is a set of three CD-Roms containing the full text of every poem known by English authors born before 1900. They look just like ordinary CDs, but contain text rather than music and are read on computer screens. The set is said to be quite good value at about pounds 30,000.

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Sunk by depths of despair

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Gear freaks The angler

Also known as: pleasure fisherman (a derogatory term that implies a greater commitment to the bankside chair than to landing a fish), coarse fisherman (catches fish you can't eat - barbel, roach, chub, etc), game fisherman (catches fish you can eat - salmon and trout), match fisherman (catches fish for money).

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