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2010-04-01 04:00:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Shakespeare and Take Me Fishing(TM) are partnering to promote fishing among youth, adults and families. Potential anglers that purchase $30 or more of Shakespeare kits* or combos* and also purchase a 2010 fishing license can submit their claim form and receive $10 dollars back. "This promotion is a great way to strengthen the excitement of fishing," said Mike Phillips, Shakespeare Brand Manager. "We want families to learn more about fishing, enjoy...

2010-03-25 11:35:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- FLW Outdoors announced Thursday that Chevrolet has extended their partnership with FLW Outdoors. Chevrolet, a longtime partner and supporter of tournament fishing, has been involved with FLW Outdoors since its inception in 1996. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. "Chevrolet's commitment to this industry is second to none and we are excited about continuing our long-term relationship with them," said Trisha Blake, Senior Vice President &...

2009-04-15 13:34:53

A 20-year U.S. study shows some largemouth bass inherit a vulnerability to being caught, researchers said. The University of Illinois study started in 1975 at a state park. Researchers say anglers had to put each fish that was caught into a live well on their boat. The fish were tagged to keep track of how many times each was caught and all fish were then released. We kept track over four years of all of the angling that went on, and we have a total record -- there were thousands of captures,...

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2009-04-15 08:19:27

In an experiment spanning over 20 years, researchers at the University of Illinois have found that vulnerability to being caught by anglers is a heritable trait in largemouth bass. The study began in 1975 with the resident population of bass in Ridge Lake, an experimental study lake in Fox Ridge State Park in Charleston. The fishing was controlled. For example, anglers had to reserve times, and every fish that was caught was put into a live well on the boat. The fish were measured and tagged...

2009-02-01 13:40:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- FLW Outdoors announced a star-studded professional angling team for Chevrolet for the 2009 Walmart FLW Tour. Team Chevy features veterans Luke Clausen, Dion Hibdon, Larry Nixon and Kim Stricker. Two new additions feature Anthony Gagliardi and two-time Land O'Lakes Angler of the Year Jay Yelas. Longtime Team Chevy angler Jimmy Houston will be part of Team Chevy exclusively fishing the Walmart FLW Series BP Eastern Division. "It is an honor to...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

By DAVID HALL SOME great weights in important matches on both the Tees and Wear prove the quality of fishing available to the region's coarse anglers at present - while stillwaters such as Whittle Dene and the Big Waters at Seaton Burn have also been in good form. Hemlington Lake has been highly productive for carp anglers with commons to 10lb and mirror's to 14lb to boilies. In the west, carp sport on CADCAC's Crofton fishery continues to be upbeat with one angler taking over 80lb of...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

The following are the Mid-South lakes and streams where fishing is best this week: Tennessee Pickwick Lake: Guide Clagett Talley (731-607-5266) says bass fishing has been excellent around points and flats with jerk baits and midsize topwater baits like the Strike King Spit-n-King. He's also been catching lots of good bass around sparse patches of grass, using shaky-head jigs with a Strike King Rage Tail plastic crawfish in blue. The Spit-n-King is producing lots of striped bass just...

2008-10-06 00:00:20

News in brief ENVIRONMENT The collapse of sea trout numbers in the British Isles has left scientists baffled as to the cause, with hauls in Scotland at a 50-year low. Last year, catches on the river Spey, the largest river on the Moray Firth system in north-east Scotland, fell by 52 per cent. This year numbers are expected to be even worse. On the river Dee take rates are 46 per cent down while the river Ness has seen catches slump 10-fold since the 1990s. In Wales, experts say the size of...

2008-10-05 18:00:10

By PAUL ARMSTRONG AS the first cold breaths of winter came to the region last week, sport on the whole has remained upbeat with both rivers and stillwaters providing good action. Stillwaters continue to attract the bulk of the attention, although local rivers are starting to produce the goods! Whittle Dene Reservoirs are showing superb form to visiting anglers, the Great Southern is the water to hit. The best net this last week was by John Hawthorne with 21lb 6ozs, most other...

2008-10-01 06:00:35

By Frank Urquhart THE king of fish is making a steady comeback, with salmon catches on Scotland's rivers last year the third-highest since records began more than 50 years ago, it was revealed yesterday. This is the fourth bumper catch in four years and has been hailed as evidence of the success of the conservation scheme to rebuild once-fragile stocks. A report by the government's Fisheries Research Service shows the total reported catch of salmon by anglers in Scotland last year was...


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2007-03-16 19:11:23

The Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to a wide area of North America, from Québec to northern Mexico, and has been widely transplanted to stock game fish for anglers. It is commonly fished in Minnesota, but it is the state fish of the U.S. state of Illinois. Of typical sunfish body shape, the Bluegill's most notable feature is the blue or black "ear", actually an...

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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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