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    Mahseer ‘could become extinct’

    by  • July 12, 2015 • Uncategorized

    The giant mahseer of India’s river Cauvery could become extinct within a generation. Pollution, hydropower projects and blue-finned mahseer, which are not native to the river but were introduced to improve fishing, are all factors sending the population of the orange-finned or humpbacked mahseer to dangerously low levels. Introducing non-native mahseer to boost stocks...

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    Rare fishing books at US auction

    by  • March 26, 2014 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Some fine and rare fishing books are up for auction at PBA Galleries in California tomorrow (March 27). They include: * presentation copies of Zane Grey’s An American Angler in Australia, Tales of Swordfish and Tuna and Tales of Tahitian Waters; * one of the superb 30 collector editions of Rare and Unusual Fly...

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    Catching fish in the sewers

    by  • December 17, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A teenager claims to have invented a new sport: sewer fishing. Kyle Naegeli of Texas appears on a Youtube video catching catfish and bluegills from the storm drain next to his house. He claims that all you need is some line, bait and patience. He is shown dropping the bait down the sewer, then...

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    Australia sets up sharks’ kill zone

    by  • December 11, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Kill zones with baited lines targeting large sharks such as great whites are being set up in Western Australia. The state government is to hire professional fishermen to catch and kill large sharks that enter a zone within 0.6 mile from shore. The measures follow six deaths in two years from sharks, the most...

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    How not to unhook a tiger shark

    by  • December 10, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Unhooking a tiger shark is a job best left to those experienced at dealing with one of the sea’s most feared predators, but the fish’s formidable teeth didn’t deter these amateurs fishing off a beach in Coral Bay, western Australia. They climb on its back and remove the hook with what looks like a...

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    1887 Allcock catalogue comes up for auction

    by  • December 6, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A very rare 1887 Allcock catalogue is on offer at an online auction.  It has 38 plates, with eight of them in colour, showing rods, reels, flies, lures, nets and creels. It was clearly designed to cover several markets because the front cover reads: “S Allcock & Co, Redditch, England, Angleterre. Album d’Illustrations. Gezeichnetes...

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