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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...

2008-09-07 00:00:09

Area Fisheries Technical Officer Mick Buxton is living his dream as he improves the fisheries of the region. He talks fishing with almost everyone he meets in his working life, and teaches others how to look after the environment. Mick remembers casting a line as early as the age of four. Now, more than 40 years on, he visits waters he could only dream about as a young angler. A member of the Environment Agency Central Midlands area, Mick started his fisheries career as an honorary...

2008-09-05 18:00:12

THE Merthyr Tydfil AA Kemys water on the River Usk is providing exceptional salmon sport. Derek Carney paid two visits and caught fish of 7lb, 8.5lb, 9lb, 20lb, 23lb and 25lb. Most were returned to the water and all fell for a lobwormon the hook as did a surprise 6lb chub. Richard Hillman used a Flying-C lure to catch his 14lb salmon and the same pattern lure brought Howard Strickland fish of 9lb and 10lb. Luke Saunders landed a 10.5lb salmon; Trevor Evans caught one of 9lb and...

2008-09-05 09:00:18

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Pier anglers should catch quite a few small bottom fish along the northern beaches of Dare County this week. Mixed-sized spot and some small croaker should be landed in good numbers if the water is somewhat murky and the wind is northerly. The best action should be on the incoming or high tide when the fish move inshore close to the beach to feed. Bloodworms are the preferred bait, and anglers using...

2008-09-03 18:00:16

ANGLERS planning fishing trips can now get accurate river level data from the Environment Agency. The 24-hour Rivercall service on 0906 619 7755 is updated at 7am and 7pm. Ben Wilson, sustainable fisheries programme manager for Environment Agency Wales, said: "It's easy to use and can save anglers the cost of a wasted journey to the river." (c) 2008 South Wales Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-30 18:00:21

TWO leisure centres will be fishing for fun - after being given a grant to introduce youngsters to angling. Maindy and Fairwater Leisure Centres were donated the money to train their staff as fishing coaches and purchase equipment and licences to fish on nearby rivers. The lessons are being offered to children through the Government's Free Swimming Initiative, which aims to increase youngsters' awareness of water safety. So far the sessions have taken place at Sevenoaks and Cefn...


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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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