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    Coming up at auction

    by  • December 3, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The highlight this week looks to be a batch of Hardy tackle, coming up at Reeman Dansie in Colchester, Essex, UK, tomorrow (Tuesday). It includes a decent 3.75in salmon Perfect and a clean Silex Major, both with their leather cases. Other items includes a St George Multiplier (which might make a bit more than...

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    UK Minister backs principle of higher bass size limits

    by  • December 1, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Pressure is growing for an increase in the UK minimum size that bass can be kept. Former Labour angling minister Martin  Salter, using his parliamentary contacts, gained support for the idea from fisheries minister Richard Benyon. When asked whether he was sympathetic to campaigns for bass conservation (there’s a loaded question), Benyon replied: “I...

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    New fishing series looks great

    by  • November 30, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Just finished a series of voiceovers for a new fishing series called Caught in the Act, put together by Bob Roberts and Stuart Walker. It’s going to be sold through Daiwa as soon as the last touches are put to the editing, but I’ve had a sneak preview and the filming looks fantastic. It’s...

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    Dunlop Sports to sell fishing tackle

    by  • November 30, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    One of the world’s leading sports brands, Dunlop Sports, is to sell tackle globally. The company is offering ansd entry-level range of kit that will be launched in the UK at first, before being taken to other parts of the world. Its frontman in the UK will be actor Robson Green, whose series Extreme...

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    The new Mr Crabtree fishing book

    by  • November 30, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I’ve just seen an early version of the new Mr Crabtree book, to tie in with the television series that starts in January. Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr Crabtree does not seek to slavishly copy Bernard Venables’ original work, Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing, but it follows a siimlar format with text and strip...

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    The place to catch redfish

    by  • November 28, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    It looks as if a lorry carrying tomato ketchup has crashed into the sea. But this weird scene from Clovelly beach in Sydney, Australia, is actually the effects of algae. Some of the city’s most famous beaches have been closed because the algae, noctiluca scintillans, have affected several areas, including the famed Bondi beach....

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    Video of the week: a 60lb barramundi

    by  • November 28, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    If it’s not Australia’s national fish, it ‘s not far off it. Barramundi grow big, fight well, jump and can be taken on lures and fly. This c60lb barra was taken from Lake Monduran in Queensland. This is a big barramundi: the IGFA record is 98lb 6oz caught from…Lake Monduran. And the weather is...

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