• Angler mauled by grizzly

    by  • September 24, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An angler has been attacked by a grizzly bear while salmon-fishing on the Morice river in Houston. He is undergoing intensive surgery for a missing jaw and broken bones. The 65-year-old man, who has not been named, was fishing alone at dusk when he startled a sow and her cubs. Full story here. A

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    ‘Predator’ film wins 5-minute video contest

    by  • September 23, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A brilliant piece of film about catching queenfish on fly has won this year’s The Drake contest. It’s about an Australian angler landing big queenfish on poppers – while still managing to steer a boat. The annual contest for the best five minutes of fly-fishing film is run by The Drake magazine, and several...

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    Action to cull ‘invasive’ brook trout

    by  • September 22, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Thousands of brook trout are being culled at a Canadian alpine lake in a bid to save the endangered native cut-throats. The brook trout appeared at Hidden Lake, Banff, in 1996 and catches of the native westslope cutthroat trout started to slump. The cull has the backing of Trout Unlimited. Full story here.

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    Commercial fishery fined for invasive species

    by  • September 22, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A commercial fishery has been fined nearly £5000 and ordered to pay £30,000 costs after checks revealed the lakes contained wels catfish and topmouth gudgeon. John and Wanda Ray pleading guilty to five offences under the Import of Live Fish Act for having the  invasive species in several lakes at Clawford Fishery in north Devon. The...

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    Thelwell exhibition features fishing cartoons

    by  • September 20, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Cartoons like this one are among an exhibition of Norman Thelwell’s work that opens on September 25. It takes place at the Chris Beetles Gallery in Ryder St, in St James, London (www.chrisbeetles.com). Thelwell was best known  for his horse-related cartoons but he was a prolific illustrator who drew on all sorts of subjects....

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    Anyone fancy learning how to make a split-cane rod?

    by  • September 16, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A UK cane rod-making week could be on the cards – if there’s enough support. Classic Angling editor Keith Elliott hopes to generate enough interest to organise a residential workshop, where those taking part would make their own rod under expert guidance. “I know how well it works at the Catskill Fly Fishing Centre...

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    Rare books in Canadian catalogue

    by  • September 15, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Rare books by William Blacker, Richard Franck, William Gilbert and Frederic Halford are among items in the latest catalogue from Patrick McGahern of Ontario. The rarest is probably the 1682 The Young Angler’s Companion, which carries a C$20,000 asking price. The Blacker, a first edition (1842) of Art of Angling, has the author’s signature...

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