Latest Angling Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SALMON are moving up the River Wye and River Usk following the heavy rain. Fish have been caught from the Chapel House, Gromain, Llanstephan, and Llyn Embeats of the Wye, with the latter providing Ken Tyman with his first ever salmon which was in double figures and returned to the river.
By DAVID CARRICK THE heavy waters continue on local rivers and the 'silver run' of fish continues moving upstream on most of our local rivers. This augers well for the remaining two months of the season on English waters.
By Mark Armstrong Derwent Reservoir (Tel: 01207 255250): A great week in which five fish over 7Ibs were caught. All of these trout were landed from the South shore on power-bait and worm cocktails.
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 QuÃ©bec 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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