Cookie Policy and Privacy Information


This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Additionally, is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to As an Amazon Associate, I [British Sea Fishing] earn from qualifying purchases. Some links also send users to the online fishing tackle retailer

Many of the photographs, illustrations and diagrams on this website are free use images which are displayed under the following licences:

  • CC-BY
  • CC-BY-SA
  • GFDL

Where appropriate all authors/photographers have been credited. Anyone with a query or issue with the images used on this site can email All other images are either out of copyright and can be used freely or are original photographs taken by or for British Sea Fishing.

GDPR: is fully compliant with GDPR legislation. We only take personal details (name and email address) for the purposes of sending out orders of products which have been purchased on the site. Names and email addresses are used for this purpose only and will never be used for advertising or sold or given to any third parties. Data is retained for a period of six months for the purposes of dealing with customer enquiries and product returns – after this period of time has passed all data which can be used to identify customers is permanently deleted. If you would like more information on this please email us at

Accuracy of Information: We strive to make all of the information provided on this website as accurate as possible. However, with around 500 separate articles and many hundreds of thousands of words of content occasional errors may creep in, despite our constant review processes. It is particularly difficult to keep statistics and figures such as UK shore and boat caught record catches and the IUCN status of fish species correct as this information is liable to change at any time, often with little exposure in the mainstream media. If you would like to point out a mistake, suggest an update to the site or query any information provided please email us at the email address above.

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