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Fishing for History magazine offers great range of specialist angling topics

The best website for those interested in US-related classic tackle is undoubtedly the one run by Todd Larson at The Whitefish Press. It also publishes a […]

Fish-related shaving mugs for auction in Denver

An unusual collection of fish-related shaving mugs comes up for auction in Denver, Pennsylvania, on December 6. The one illustrated is by Joseph Spiler and carries […]

A very rare lure from the 1870s and a 4in double-ventilated Allcock Aerial are the highlights of a major tackle auction this weekend. The Mullock’s sale […]

Hardy creates Botham reel to celebrate Ashes victory

A limited-edition salmon reel named after Sir Ian Botham, made to commemorate England’s Ashes victory over Australia this year, is about to be launched by Hardy’s. […]

Cased fish carry £6000-£8000 estimate

A very rare bow-fronted case of two lamprey mounted by the famed taxidermist John Cooper comes up for auction on Thursday (November 28). The fish were […]

Win a chance to go mahseer fishing

Joining the Mahseer Trust could win you a near-£3000 trip to fish for them in India. Two outfitters have offered places on their exclusive stretches of […]

Video of the week: Goliath grouper eats barracuda

Anyone who thinks barracuda are scary should watch this video, showing a huge goliath grouper gulping down a hooked barracuda. The anglers involved clearly didn’t think […]

Rarities in Lang’s next sale

Some exceptional items, including a in Hardy 4.75in Alma, two sets of Stan Bogdan anniversary reels, an Otto Pleissner original watercolour and A Keelling Musky Minnow […]

Seamartin reel sets online record

An Australian Seamartin reel has set a record online price, selling this week for $A2300 ($2372) on eBay. The wooden fixed-spool reel, made by Cliff Martin […]

Good rods, reels, lures at Crossroads auction

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 […]

Banned supertrawler turns up in South Pacific

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 […]

East Europeans banned from fishing lake

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:  […]

Top TV angler John Wilson quits UK for Thailand

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 […]

Woman catches fish with her vagina

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 […]

Mr Crabtree series back on TV

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 […]