• Good rods, reels, lures at Crossroads auction

    by  • April 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Reels like a 360 vom Hofe Perfection, a 16/0 Kovalovsky, and a limited-edition set of Bogdan salmon reels are among the highlights at Crossroads Angling Auction on Sunday. The event, at Budd Lake, New Jersey, has switched from one to three days, with the opener on Friday comprising a near 500-lot discovery auction. Saturday is...

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    Banned supertrawler turns up in South Pacific

    by  • April 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The 142-metre supertrawler banned by Australia because of fears over its impact on the country’s  pelagic fishery has turned up off Chile. The giant factory-freezer ship anchored near the port city of Talcahuano before heading out to sea, according to Greenpeace. It is expected to exploit jack mackerel fisheries in the South Pacific. Jack...

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    East Europeans banned from fishing lake

    by  • April 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A fishing ban on Eastern Europeans has sparked controversy at a UK lake. The owner of Lakeview Camping Park, Eddie Whitehead, has put up signs saying:  No Eastern Europeans. He said it was the only thing to do to “prevent Eastern Europeans stealing fish”. He added: ““Every fishery has the same problem. They are...

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    Top TV angler John Wilson quits UK for Thailand

    by  • April 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    John Wilson, who played a pivotal role in reviving European angling in the 1980s through his Go Fishing television programmes, is leaving England and moving to Thailand. He has put his stunning Norfolk lakeside property up for sale and will move to Thailand later this year. “We’ve had enough of the cold weather,” John...

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    Woman catches fish with her vagina

    by  • April 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A television presenter filming a survival series caught a fish by using her vagina as “bait”. Whether the series of Naked Castaway on the Discovery Channel features this somewhat, er, unusual method of angling, I’m unable to say, but it appears that Kellie Nightlinger, 38, was so hungry after two weeks in the wild...

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    Mr Crabtree series back on TV

    by  • April 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The acclaimed new series Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr Crabtree is being repeated on satellite television stations from tomorrow (April 9). You can watch it on Quest at midday every Tuesday. Talks are still going on about the series going to Sky and even possibly to Channel 4. There are also high hopes...

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    Farlow’s to be sold

    by  • April 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Farlow’s, one of the most historic and enduring names in angling, is to be sold, we can reveal. The company started in 1840. This and many other great stories appear in the latest issue of Classic Angling. They include: * Why one company adoped the swastika as its trademark; * The earliest days of...

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    Case of barbel sells for record £18,000

    by  • April 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A brace of barbel in a glass case set a world record when it sold for £18,000 (excluding 15% buyers’ commission) at Angling Auctions. The special appeal was that the fish weighed 14lb 3oz and 14lb, the largest pair of barbel ever cased. The fish were caught in 1934 from the Hampshire Avon in...

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    Angler fined for killing great white shark

    by  • February 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A man has been fined more than £8000 for killing a great white shark that he hooked off a beach in South Africa. Leon Bekker of George, Western Cape, pleaded guilty to contravening the Marine Living Resources Act, which includes attempting to kill, disturb or be in possession of a white shark without a...

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    Fishing app checks weather and hotspots

    by  • February 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A free fishing-specific weather app for Android and iPhone users has just been released. FishMarX is a GPS marking tool you can use  on the water to save important features. It means you can return to the exact place, or check the weather before heading back. It displays a map with your precise position...

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