• Video of the week

    by  • October 10, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Booked a trip next year to fish for golden dorado in Uruguay with Steve Townson, who’s got some excellent fishing videos on the Amazon showing on satellite channels.The place we’re going, La Zona, has set all the world records for these amazing fish, and this shows a 50-pounder – caught on fly. I’ll be...

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    Scientists may have answer to coral reef killer

    by  • October 9, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Marine scientists may have found a way to deal with the dreaded crown of thorns starfish, which can destroy coral reefs. “A Crown of Thorns outbreak can destroy from 40-90 per cent of the corals on a reef,”says Dr Jairo Rivera Posada. “Over the past 50 years, it has caused more damage than bleaching.”...

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    Retiring bookseller offers 30% off all his stock

    by  • October 8, 2012 • 0 Comments

    David Grayling, who has run a specialist book business on fishing, hunting and shooting for the last 40 years, is retiring and clearing all his stock. He’s offering a 30% discount on all his books. Most are under £100, with a few exceptions like one of the signed de luxe editions of Frederic Halford’s...

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    A pet fish that never needs feeding

    by  • October 6, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Imagine a pet fish that never needed feeding, and whose tank never needed cleaning. That’s what the Japanese have come up with – it’s surprisingly lifelike. Robofish, invented by Takara Tomy, even looks as if it is searching for and eating food, bobbing up and down on the floor of the tank. There appear...

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    Coming up at auction

    by  • October 4, 2012 • 0 Comments

    This bone fish hook is one of several at the Artifact Company’s internet auction of Native American artifacts  on October 14.         An attractive wicker creel with good leatherwork is on offer at Stony Ridge Auctions on October 7.     This 24in x 16in lithograph by the hugely popular Norman...

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    Man shoots himself in the head while ‘fishing’

    by  • October 2, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Proving once again that stupidity knows no bounds, an American man has shot himself in the head while “fishing” for salmon. The unnamed man, whose girlfriend said that he ““regularly goes to the river and shoots salmon”, fired a shot into the river in Thurston County, at the southern end of Puget Sound in...

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    1891 Hardy Perfect sells for £10,500

    by  • October 1, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An 1891 4.5in brass Hardy Perfect was the highlight of Angling Auctions‘ sale at Chiswick, London, on Saturday, selling for a hefty £10,500 (excluding 15% buyers’ premium). A 2in Frederick Skinner Archimedian brass trout reel (pictured) reached £7000, while two cased fish, a Homer carp and a 25lb 6oz Cooper pike caught in 1951...

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    Man who brought Rapala lures to US dies

    by  • October 1, 2012 • 0 Comments

    The man who played a key role in introducing Rapala lures to the US has died. Ron Weber, who was 84, was still running four businesses right up to his death, though he had moved out of the tackle business in the 1990s when he sold Normark to the Rapala family. Weber owned a...

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