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The IGFA has been asked to accept a 3247lb great white shark caught in 1987 off Montauk, New York, as a world record, superseding Alf Dean’s 2664lb fish from 1959.

Steve Starrantino, who founded Crossroads Angling Auctions in New York, has decided to pull the plug on further sales because he does not want to operate online-only.

Tony Timms traces the life and times of Henry Joseph Preston, a 19th century riverkeeper on the famed Royalty Fishery in Hampshire, a heritage going back to 1754.

Charles Thacher writes on Charles Orvis, one of the great names in fly-fishing history, and his talented daughter Mary.

Paul Curtis muses on the fishing potential today of the remote South Atlantic island of St Helena, where three South Africans enjoyed amazing tuna sport in the 1950s.

Keith Elliott finds the shark-killing reputation of Frank Mundus, inspiration for Quint in Jaws, may have been overstated, and learns he was a key promoter of circle hooks and conservation.

Marc Aroner believes that using bamboo rods for salmon fishing adds a new dimension to your fishing.

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