• The place to catch redfish

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    It looks as if a lorry carrying tomato ketchup has crashed into the sea. But this weird scene from Clovelly beach in Sydney, Australia, is actually the effects of algae. Some of the city’s most famous beaches have been closed because the algae, noctiluca scintillans, have affected several areas, including the famed Bondi beach. Though the algae is not toxic, they can cause skin irritation and have a strong fishy smell. It is believed to have entered the sea after riverbeds were disturbed by rcent heavy rains. Not all beaches in the area have been closed, and anglers have still been fishing in the affected areas. Red-coloured baits, we are told, have not been working well.


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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