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    Rarities in Lang’s next sale

    by  • May 4, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Some exceptional items, including a in Hardy 4.75in Alma, two sets of Stan Bogdan anniversary reels, an Otto Pleissner original watercolour and A Keelling Musky Minnow are on offer at Lang’s next online sale, which takes place on May 18 and 19. Those two boxed Bogdan salmon reel sets are among more than 30...

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    Seamartin reel sets online record

    by  • May 4, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    An Australian Seamartin reel has set a record online price, selling this week for $A2300 ($2372) on eBay. The wooden fixed-spool reel, made by Cliff Martin of Victoria in the 1960s, was in fine condition with its red sideplate appearing unmarked, was a Model 3, the first “production” line of the surfcaster. Martin made...

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    Banned supertrawler turns up in South Pacific

    by  • April 19, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The 142-metre supertrawler banned by Australia because of fears over its impact on the country’s  pelagic fishery has turned up off Chile. The giant factory-freezer ship anchored near the port city of Talcahuano before heading out to sea, according to Greenpeace. It is expected to exploit jack mackerel fisheries in the South Pacific. Jack...

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    East Europeans banned from fishing lake

    by  • April 10, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A fishing ban on Eastern Europeans has sparked controversy at a UK lake. The owner of Lakeview Camping Park, Eddie Whitehead, has put up signs saying:  No Eastern Europeans. He said it was the only thing to do to “prevent Eastern Europeans stealing fish”. He added: ““Every fishery has the same problem. They are...

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    Woman catches fish with her vagina

    by  • April 8, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A television presenter filming a survival series caught a fish by using her vagina as “bait”. Whether the series of Naked Castaway on the Discovery Channel features this somewhat, er, unusual method of angling, I’m unable to say, but it appears that Kellie Nightlinger, 38, was so hungry after two weeks in the wild...

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    Mr Crabtree series back on TV

    by  • April 8, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The acclaimed new series Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr Crabtree is being repeated on satellite television stations from tomorrow (April 9). You can watch it on Quest at midday every Tuesday. Talks are still going on about the series going to Sky and even possibly to Channel 4. There are also high hopes...

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    Farlow’s to be sold

    by  • April 7, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Farlow’s, one of the most historic and enduring names in angling, is to be sold, we can reveal. The company started in 1840. This and many other great stories appear in the latest issue of Classic Angling. They include: * Why one company adoped the swastika as its trademark; * The earliest days of...

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