• Police feared angler’s car hid a rotting corpse

    by  • November 26, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A fisherman had his car towed away because the maggots in his Chrysler Neon had hatched into flies. A passer-by who saw swarms of flies inside George Willis’s car called police, fearing that a rotting corpse was inside. Police smashed the back window to gain access and discovered that the flies were not feasting...

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    Some fine angling books in US sale

    by  • November 26, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A copy of William Blacker’s 1855 Art of Fly Making is the highlight of a sale taking place tomorrow (Tuesday) at New England Book Auctions. It includes more than 200 lots, and while some are hunting and shooting, there’s a good range of quality books, many of them signed. They include several of the...

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    Czechs to take cormorants off protected species list

    by  • November 26, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Czechoslovakia is taking the cormorant off its list of specially protected species April 1 next year. Its environment minister Tomas Chalupa has signed a directive that will allow them to be shot if they cause damage. A statement said that the European cormorant population was not at an endangered level, and the Environment Ministry...

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    Our tip for a modern collectable reel

    by  • November 25, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Nothing original about suggesting ABUs as reels that will rise in value, but one that has already gone way beyond its original retail price is the Suveran fixed-spool. It’s a brilliant reel to use, with its very sensitive adjustable drag just below the bail arm, and it’s very well made. These are selling at...

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    Contest to win Andrew Field floats

    by  • November 24, 2012 • 0 Comments

    We’re going to run a competition to win a set of floats made by the highly talented Andrew Field. With individual examples of his work selling for more than £150, this is a great prize. The questions will be set by Jeff Della Mura, author of the excellent new book Hooked on Floats. Watch...

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    Halibut fisher hit with $100,000 fine

    by  • November 22, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A commercial fisherman who falsely reported his catches of halibut has been ordered to pay a $100,000 fine.  Freddie Joe Hankins of Cove, Oregon, was sentenced in Anchorage for lying about where he had caught 31,000lb of halibut. He was fined $25,000 and must pay $75,000 as a community service payment. In addition, he must...

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    A third of anglers fishing without licence, check reveals

    by  • November 22, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Almost a third of anglers were caught fishing without a licence during an Environment Agency spot-check last weekend. Tickets were issued to 53 of 178 anglers checked on south Essex waters. Anyone caught without a valid rod licence faces fines up to £2,500, and typical fines have been £250-£500 – quite a hit when you consider...

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    Charter boat skipper facing jail threat

    by  • November 22, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An owner of a Florida charter boat is facing the threat of a jail sentence for failing to report his catches. Jason Cardinale, who runs Samana Expert Fishing Charters out of Jupiter, appeared in a West Palm Beach courtroom this week to face charges of submitting false no-fishing activity reports. If  convicted, he could face...

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