• Ice fishing…underwater in a diving suit

    by  • November 14, 2012 • 0 Comments

    I fell for this one at first. Watch the video here, then think: “Isn’t there something wrong about this?” Then read all about it here from a guy who caught on quicker than I did. It’s very clever, but the Finns do some very strange things (like eating smoked roach and salted licquorice, but...

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    Blue marlin makes 4,776-mile journey

    by  • November 14, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A 575lb blue marlin tagged in Puerto Rico covered nearly 5,000 nautical miles, crossing the Atlantic, satellite statistics have shown. The fish, tagged during the Club Nautico de San Juan’s  annual billfish tournament in September 2011, has recorded the longest diatance for an electronic tag in a marlin. Its long journey won its captors...

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    Video of the week

    by  • November 13, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A 50lb cod is beyond most anglers’ dreams, but certain parts of Norway (see here) offer a realistic chance of catching a fish this big. The bonus of fishing there is that, if you’re so inclined, you can fish right through the night, and 30-pounders are commonplace. Cod over 100lb have been taken commercially....

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    Huge sale of rare Derrydale titles at Christies

    by  • November 13, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An auction of the rarest Derrydale Press titles will take place at Christies in New York on December 7. It includes Magic Hours (stated by some sources to be the most important Derrydale of all), Atlantic Salmon Fishing, A Book of Trout Flies and American Big Game Fishing. The sale, from the Le Vivier...

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    Who’s going to buy Hardy’s?

    by  • November 13, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Speculation about the new owner of Hardy is rife in the tackle trade, with the magazine Tackle Trade World making guesses on a possible buyer. Our contacts say that the number of companies expressing an interest has been whittled down from over 100 to around 30, and that there is strong US and Far...

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    by  • November 11, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Four reels allegedly used by Greta Garbo come up for auction next month at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. They comprise two automatic fly reels: one by La Soie of Paris and another by Perrine of Minneapolis, plus a Shakespeare Criterion 1960 and a South Bend 550. They come with a Pflueger lure and...

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    by  • November 11, 2012 • 0 Comments

    One for collectors with an interest in match-fishing: this print to celebrate 25 years of the UK’s Evesham Festival on the Warwickshire Avon is signed by many of those who have fished the Bank Holiday competitions, including the late Ivan Marks. All of the top matchmen have fished the contest over the years, and...

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    $2 million to improve fish habitats

    by  • November 11, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Minnesota is giving $2.1 million to its local branch of Trout Unlimited to continue restoring fish and wildlife habitat on 13 streams and lakes across the state. Habitat will be restored or improved on six northern trout waters, two metropolitan area streams and five streams in the Driftless area of south-east Minnesota.” More than...

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    Green group sues California over stocking fish

    by  • November 11, 2012 • 0 Comments

    California is stocking lakes by dumping non-native fish from planes without permits, an environmental group is claiming. Wilderness Watch says the California Department of Fish and Game is illegally jettisoning “fish by airplanes and canisters borne by packstock into waters of the United States, including those in federally designated areas”. It says the state...

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    Gregory lure sets £2800 record

    by  • November 10, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A Windsor Bee lure made by the Birmingham jeweller James Gregory set a record for the bait when it sold for £2800 (excluding 17% buyers’ commission) at Mullock’s auction today (November 10). The 3in nickel on brass lure, made in the latter part of the 19th century, has a seven-section body with twin amber...

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