• Pike is highlight of Classic Angling weekend

    by  • October 1, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An 18lb 8oz pike caught by Classic Angling columnist Colin Higgins was the largest fish, by some distance, caught during Classic Angling’s weekend for readers. It was held at Caer Beris Manor, Builth Wells, and it offered fishing on the hotel’s private stretch of the river Irfon, as well as more than 20 miles...

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    Nobody catches a thing at world champs

    by  • September 28, 2012 • 0 Comments

    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,...

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    Wealth of rare items at Angling Auctions

    by  • September 27, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Rare Hardy Perfects like the 1891 example pictured, a batch of Kentucky reels, a Coxon Aerial, oils by JB Russell, a Skinner Archmidean reel and a Hardy No1 drop knife are among the 650 lots on offer at Angling Auctions’ next sale on Saturday (September 29). Many of the items will sell for four...

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    400ft abseil down cliffs – just to go fishing

    by  • September 27, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A group of extreme anglers are regularly making a terrifying climb down a 400ft cliff face to go fishing The men, all members of Whitby Sea Anglers, abseil down the cliff face at Bempton, near Bridlington, East Yorkshire, then climb down a series of seven ladders attached to the cliff to reach a remote...

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    Man faces jail for selling invasive fish

    by  • September 27, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A man who sold live Asian carp in a state where the fish are threatening a $7 billion industry is facing a jail sentence. Proving once again that stupidity knows no boundaries, David Shane Costner of Harrisburg, Arkansas, has pleaded guilty to a dozen felony charges. Each carries a maximum sentence of two years...

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    Cats get the cream in seafood catches

    by  • September 26, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Cats in Australia eat 33,500 tonnes of seafood a year – more than double the amount landed annually by the country’s  southern-east trawl fishery. The revelation comes in a paper entitled Towards Understanding the Impacts of the Pet Food Industry on World Fish and Seafood Supplies, produced by the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics,...

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    More than 100 cased fish for sale

    by  • September 25, 2012 • 0 Comments

    This superb golden orfe mounted by the London taxidermist William Homer is one of more than 100 quality cased fish that are for sale at Fisherman’s Emporium, a shop-cum-museum run by collector and angling enthuisiast John Farey. The 3lb 2oz orfe, caught from Virginia Water in 1937, is one of the rarest cased fish...

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    Joining the Fly-Fishing Hall of Fame

    by  • September 25, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Saltwater pioneer Stu Apte, author Larry Solomon, writer John McGuane and Ed Shenk, tyer and instructor, will be inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame next week. The ceremony, which takes place at The Catskill Fly-Fishing Center and Museum, is on October 6. And the event will also add four who have died:...

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