Some pike anglers buy their sea deadbaits, others catch their own, while many more enjoy the odd sea fishing trip.
Today it emerged the European Union wants to impose catch quotas and ban anglers from selling their catches.
EU officials believe sea angling is now so popular that anglers could have an impact on species like cod and ling.
Defra has confirmed it plans to hold talks with angling organisations next month, today's Sunday Times reports.
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