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    Charter boat skipper facing jail threat

    by  • November 22, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    An owner of a Florida charter boat is facing the threat of a jail sentence for failing to report his catches. Jason Cardinale, who runs Samana Expert Fishing Charters out of Jupiter, appeared in a West Palm Beach courtroom this week to face charges of submitting false no-fishing activity reports. If  convicted, he could face...

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    Anglers halt hydro scheme on Trent

    by  • November 21, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Fish Legal has halted a hydropower development on the river Trent at Sawley Weir, Nottingham. The victory by the organisation, part of the Angling Trust, is one of the biggest cases in its 64-year history. A judge ruled that  the Environment Agency failed to give proper consideration to angling when it granted an impoundment...

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    What’s in the latest issue?

    by  • November 21, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    How carp got to Australia, plans for a UK angling museum (and one in the US for Mitchell too) plus the history of the world’s greatest day-ticket salmon fishing are among stories in the latest issue of Classic Angling. You’ll also find Hoagy B Carmichael talking about how he converted a Norwegian ghillie to...

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    Fishy stuff in upcoming auctions

    by  • November 21, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A sale on Saturday (November 24) in Chippenham, Wiltshire, lists “a quantity of fishing tackle reels and rods, including a Youngs Pridex Lightweight, numerous other reels, several other fishing rods, net etc”. Hard to tell from the photograph, but one of those reels looks to be an early Mitchell Cap and an early 300....

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    Giant salmon caught from Tweed

    by  • November 20, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A near-50lb salmon has been landed from the river Tweed. The 50in fish, with a 25in girth, was caught by Jim Read of Edinburgh on the river at Scott’s View, about three miles east of Melrose. It is the biggest from  the river for more than 25 years and was returned after capture. The...

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    Sea lice killing 40% of salmon

    by  • November 17, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Sea lice are causing almost half of wild salmon deaths, a report by Inland Fisheries Ireland has revealed. It is, of course, the aquaculture industry that is at the heart of the problem, and there are fears that unless action is taken to slash those statistics, it will have a serious effect on salmon...

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