• Nobody catches a thing at world champs

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    Forty teams of two anglers failed to catch a fish after two days in the Ranger Boats World Championship, the final event on the professional musky tournament trail. It meant the top prize, a Ranger fishing boat, and the second prize of $4200 had to be raffled. The event was held at Green Bay, Wisconsin, and it was the first time in the 14-year history of the pro tournament series that no fish were caught. The muskellunge is known as the fish of 10,000 casts, and it certainly justified its reputation. Anglers blamed a series of cold fronts and high winds, plus an industrial dredging project on the Fox River that coloured the water. One competitor joked afterwards: “There was a 40-way tie for first place.” Full story here.




    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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