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    1891 Hardy Perfect sells for £10,500

    by  • October 1, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    An 1891 4.5in brass Hardy Perfect was the highlight of Angling Auctions‘ sale at Chiswick, London, on Saturday, selling for a hefty £10,500 (excluding 15% buyers’ premium). A 2in Frederick Skinner Archimedian brass trout reel (pictured) reached £7000, while two cased fish, a Homer carp and a 25lb 6oz Cooper pike caught in 1951...

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    Man faces jail for selling invasive fish

    by  • September 27, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A man who sold live Asian carp in a state where the fish are threatening a $7 billion industry is facing a jail sentence. Proving once again that stupidity knows no boundaries, David Shane Costner of Harrisburg, Arkansas, has pleaded guilty to a dozen felony charges. Each carries a maximum sentence of two years...

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    Cats get the cream in seafood catches

    by  • September 26, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Cats in Australia eat 33,500 tonnes of seafood a year – more than double the amount landed annually by the country’s  southern-east trawl fishery. The revelation comes in a paper entitled Towards Understanding the Impacts of the Pet Food Industry on World Fish and Seafood Supplies, produced by the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics,...

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    More than 100 cased fish for sale

    by  • September 25, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    This superb golden orfe mounted by the London taxidermist William Homer is one of more than 100 quality cased fish that are for sale at Fisherman’s Emporium, a shop-cum-museum run by collector and angling enthuisiast John Farey. The 3lb 2oz orfe, caught from Virginia Water in 1937, is one of the rarest cased fish...

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