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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...

2008-08-29 18:00:23

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. Dave Edwards fished the Llangibby section of the Usk where he returned a 12lb salmon. (c) 2008 South Wales Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-28 18:00:30

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. The Tyne continues to produce good sport with both main tributaries giving up excellent catches. The Lambley Fishings have produced good catches, with the Madam's and Jackie's Pools yielding some good salmon and sea-trout. This beat has been producing over 100...

2008-08-24 18:00:14

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. Fish of the week weighed in at 10Ib 4ozs landed by G Smith, with Mr Richardson netting three trout weighing 7Ib, 4Ib & 3Ib. Sharpley Springs/Waters (Tel: 0191 5818045): Steady action this last week with natural patterns the order of the day. Top patterns have included "F" Flies, Sedge,...

2008-08-18 12:00:28

By ANDREW WILKINSON AS we approach another main season for salmon and sea trout migration, there has still been no tangible progress on improving the fish pass at the Tees Barrage. There have been meetings, the barrage owners British Waterways are committed to carrying out a three-year survey on salmon and sea trout numbers entering the Tees, and now the Environment Agency wants angler views on the main issues affecting salmon on the Tees. Why? I would have thought the issues have...

2008-08-18 00:00:21

THE heavy recent rain has marred sport on the region's rivers, while flood water entering the reservoirs at Whittle Dene has coloured the water and made conditions tough for angling. However, this did not stop Barry Evans from taking a 25lb net of mixed fish from the Great Southern. Full story: Page 71 (c) 2008 The Journal - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


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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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