• Anglers halt hydro scheme on Trent

    by  • November 21, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Fish Legal has halted a hydropower development on the river Trent at Sawley Weir, Nottingham. The victory by the organisation, part of the Angling Trust, is one of the biggest cases in its 64-year history. A judge ruled that  the Environment Agency failed to give proper consideration to angling when it granted an impoundment...

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    What’s in the latest issue?

    by  • November 21, 2012 • 0 Comments

    How carp got to Australia, plans for a UK angling museum (and one in the US for Mitchell too) plus the history of the world’s greatest day-ticket salmon fishing are among stories in the latest issue of Classic Angling. You’ll also find Hoagy B Carmichael talking about how he converted a Norwegian ghillie to...

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    Fishy stuff in upcoming auctions

    by  • November 21, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A sale on Saturday (November 24) in Chippenham, Wiltshire, lists “a quantity of fishing tackle reels and rods, including a Youngs Pridex Lightweight, numerous other reels, several other fishing rods, net etc”. Hard to tell from the photograph, but one of those reels looks to be an early Mitchell Cap and an early 300....

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    A framed fly with very vague Kelson connections

    by  • November 20, 2012 • 0 Comments

    You have to admire the cheek of some eBay sellers. This framed fly is described as “tied on an antique blind eye hook as per G M Kelson”. The rest of the description reads: “Framed antique salmon flies, tied by Philip Jones. This particular fly is called Silver Doctor. This is one of 11...

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    Giant salmon caught from Tweed

    by  • November 20, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A near-50lb salmon has been landed from the river Tweed. The 50in fish, with a 25in girth, was caught by Jim Read of Edinburgh on the river at Scott’s View, about three miles east of Melrose. It is the biggest from  the river for more than 25 years and was returned after capture. The...

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    World’s rarest whale seen for first time

    by  • November 17, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Two spade-toothed beaked whales have been found dead on a New Zealand beach. The whale is so rare that an intact specimen has never been seen until now. It was discovered in 1872, when bone fragments  were found on a remote Pacific island. Since then, the only sign that their existence has been two...

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    Sea lice killing 40% of salmon

    by  • November 17, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Sea lice are causing almost half of wild salmon deaths, a report by Inland Fisheries Ireland has revealed. It is, of course, the aquaculture industry that is at the heart of the problem, and there are fears that unless action is taken to slash those statistics, it will have a serious effect on salmon...

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    The man who’s out to catch 2000 species of fish

    by  • November 16, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Steve Wozniak, the man who has now caught 1155 species of fish (his next target is 2000) has a highly entertaining blog that anglers who believe fishing is serious fun will enjoy. His latest expedition was to Hawaii, where he caught several species of eel, including this record peppered moray, a species only fish...

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    Ultra-rare fish ‘caught’ off Mexico

    by  • November 15, 2012 • 0 Comments

    One of the world’s rarest large saltwater fish, a louvar, has turned up off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Very little is known about the pink-coloured fish, except that it grows to more than 6ft with a weight of more than 300lb, and has a characteristic bulging forehead. Louvar are occasionally found in surface waters...

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