• Ice-fishing proves profitable for market leader

    by  • December 7, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A Minnesota anglnig products company that sells most of its output in a two-month window is about to double the size of its offices, because business is booming. Clam Corporation, of Medina, has been doing so well from ice-fishing accessories that it is about to move to new premises in Rogers with 150,000 sq...

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    Ultra-rare Haskell Minnow for sale on eBay

    by  • December 7, 2012 • 0 Comments

    One of the world’s most sought-after lures, a Haskell Minnow, is up for sale on eBay. The 3.5in uncleaned copper lure, made by Riley Haskell of Ohio back in the mid 1800s, was up to $3450 when we looked, but when it closes in a couple of days, we’d expect it to more than...

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    Meeting to tackle problems facing chalkstreams

    by  • December 7, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A gathering of heavyweight speakers are set to highlight the growing problems facing English chalkstreams on Monday. Led by  Lord de Mauley, the environment minister in the House of Lords, they will be making a case for rivers like the Test, Itchen and Avon to be given special protection, because they are under threat...

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    Chance to go fishing with the Fed’s ex-chairman

    by  • December 5, 2012 • 0 Comments

    The chance to go fishing with Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, is one of the top prizes in a charity auction. It’s for two people on the Beaverkill River in the Catskills as Volcker’s guest, and it’s valid between May and September next year. Volcker...

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    Zyg’s fishery (and his wines) go into print

    by  • December 5, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A book on Angler’s Paradise, the Devon, south-west England, fishery run by the irrepressible Zyg Gregorek, has just been published by Little Egret Press. The book chronicles the early days of the 170-acre fishery, when it was merely one empty pond, to its current state of 17 lakes containing everything from golden tench to...

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    Days are numbered for gill nets on Columbia river

    by  • December 4, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Commercial gill nets could be removed from the lower Columbia River in Oregon and Washington within three years. Fish and wildlife stakeholders have just agreed on recommendations that would phase out the use of these nets by non-tribal fishers. Anglers said the move was vital to buoy conservation efforts aimed at reviving steelhead and...

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    Vom Hofe reel in Oxford auction

    by  • December 4, 2012 • 0 Comments

    This Edward vom Hofe reel, which looks like a Regal 491, comes up at Mallams in Abingdon, Oxford, next Monday (December 10). The listing describes it merely as  “an early 20th century reel  by Edward Vom Hofe NY”. It is stamped 644 to the foot (I think they mean 464) and carries the July...

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    Great Lakes lose battle to halt Asian carp spread

    by  • December 4, 2012 • 0 Comments

    States surrounding the Great Lakes have lost a lawsuit aimed at halting the spread of Asian carp. A US district court judge ruled that forcing the Army Corps of Engineers to cut off the lakes from the Mississippi River system was trumped by federal law, which required the Corps to keep connections navigable between the...

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    Coming up at auction

    by  • December 3, 2012 • 0 Comments

    The highlight this week looks to be a batch of Hardy tackle, coming up at Reeman Dansie in Colchester, Essex, UK, tomorrow (Tuesday). It includes a decent 3.75in salmon Perfect and a clean Silex Major, both with their leather cases. Other items includes a St George Multiplier (which might make a bit more than...

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