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    Also coming up at auction…

    by  • February 5, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    This handsome bream carries an 1888 date, and it’s on sale at Christie’s interior sale at South Kensington, London, on February 19. The fish weighed 3lb 5oz and does not have a label but it’s clearly the work of an accomplished taxidermist, possibly Cooper. The same auction also has a couple of the wonderful...

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    Hooked marlin sinks boat

    by  • February 1, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A hooked black marlin appears to have sunk a sports-fishing boat off Panama. The dramatic pictures, which appear on Marlin magazine’s Facebook page,  were taken by another boat that was photographing the action. While the marlin didn’t actually charge the boat and punch huge holes in it, the fish’s scorching runs forced the captain to...

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    Small-size Hardy Perfect at UK auction

    by  • January 29, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A 2.75in Hardy Perfect is the highlight of Moore Allen Innocent’s sporting sale this Friday. The reel, with 1912 check mechanism, rim-mounted tensioner and a smooth brass foot, is estimated at an ambitious £1100-£1500, thoiugh this is a rare size. It is fitted with a later agate line guide,  and the ring has been...

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    Phone app offers sea fishing information

    by  • January 28, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Anglers can now get a phone app that gives tidal information, weather forecasts, maps, fish species guides and information about bait and rigs right around the Welsh coast. ShoreCatch (www.shorecatch.co.uk) allows users to enter conditions at their location and generates lists of species available to catch under those conditions. The company behind it, Codiki...

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    Trevor Champ, fish committee chairman, dies

    by  • January 28, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Trevor Champ, chairman of the Irish Specimen Fish Committee, has died following a relatively short illness. A senior research scientist with the Central Fisheries Board (now Inland Fisheries Ireland) before he retired in 2008 , he devoted much of his time and expertise to improving water quality in Irish lakes and rivers. One of...

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    Ice shelters now offer thermal linings

    by  • January 24, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A new range of ice shelters made by Frabil now includes a five-wall thermal insulation. The range covers two-angler shelters up to its Headquarters model, which it claims will accommodate six fishermen. Wish I’d had something like this, the first time I went ice fishing on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota (see picture), when everyone...

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