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29th November 2013

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 […]
29th November 2013

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 […]
28th November 2013

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 […]
27th November 2013

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. […]
26th November 2013

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 […]
25th November 2013

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 […]
22nd May 2013

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 […]
4th May 2013

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 […]
4th May 2013

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 […]
25th April 2013

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 […]
19th April 2013

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 […]
10th April 2013

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:  […]
9th April 2013

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 […]
8th April 2013

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 […]
8th April 2013

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 […]