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    Video of the week

    by  • October 22, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A few days ago, we highlighted the extraordinary scene of a hooked marlin jumping into a boat in Cairns, Australia. My friend Andy Nicholson, who was running a boat in Malindi, Kenya, had a big kingfish jump into his boat (and it wasn’t even hooked). One of the Italian party was so scared, he...

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    Marlin leaps into boat

    by  • October 20, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Anglers fishing off a big-game boat in Cairns, northern Australia, came close to being skewered by a marlin when it leapt into the boat. The fish was being played in rough seas and as it got close to the boat, one of its leaps took it right onto the Little Audrey. One crewman was...

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    Brilliant new book on floats

    by  • October 17, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Anyone who’s put a float on their line will enjoy Hooked on Floats, a book being launched next month. Though it’s weighted towards the British market, where there has always been a healthy and creative trade in floats, it has excellent sections on European, US and Far Eastern floats. It will make you look...

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    Videos of the week

    by  • October 16, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A treat for all: take a look at the entries for the 2012 annual flyfishing video awards, run by The Drake magazine. There’s some great photography here, and the contest limits entries to just five minutes so it grabs you straight away. This year’s winner was Predator by Gin Clear Media Production (though I...

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    Rare aluminium Edward vom Hofe reel at Lang’s auction

    by  • October 15, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    An Edward vom Hofe Restigouche in all-aluminium is the highlight of Lang’s next auction this Saturday and Sunday. It’s estimated at $15,000-$20,000. Other rare lots include a Philbrook & Paine marbelised salmon example (pictured), a 3/0 Hardy Restigouche, a red-handled Seamaster anti-reverse fly reel, a George Snyder brass Kentucky and a pair of Stan...

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    Get your books signed

    by  • October 13, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A new book on eels containing photos of 20lb monsters is holding a signing on November 10. The book, The Eel Angler by Barry McConnell, comes in cloth and leather bindings, and it’s been put together by Harper Fine Angling Books. Mick Brown will also be signing copies of his latest book The Professional...

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    A 70lb salmon from the Torridge?

    by  • October 11, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

      A 70lb salmon? Can that be right? Nothing about such a fish in Fred Buller’s The Domesday Book of Giant Salmon, but at Kidson Triggs of Marlborough, Wiltshire, a cast of a fish of that weight comes up for sale. The details state: “Model of a 70lb salmon caught by HRH Philippe II...

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    The ideal fishing boat for disputed waters

    by  • October 11, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Looking for a fishing boat that will NEVER be troubled by pirates? Then pop along to Namibia on October 25, when the country’s Ministry of Works and Transport is selling a 55-metre warship. The decommissioned Lt-Gen Dino Hamaambo (I’m sure you can think of something more fishy: suggestions welcome) is a corvette-class warship, built...

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