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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.

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.

2008-08-14 12:00:32

By EMILY MOULTON HUNDREDS of anglers have called for an independent environment agency after it emerged Government officers have been unable to identify the source of a chemical spill which killed more than 35,000 fish in a Co Antrim river.

2008-08-14 12:00:32

By DAVID YOUNG Environmental officers last night appealed for help to find the polluter responsible for killing more than 35,000 fish in a river in Northern Ireland. The Environment Agency admitted it has been unable to identify the source of the spill in the Six Mile Water, Co Antrim.

2008-08-13 15:00:29

GET Hooked on Fishing (GHOF) runs in Newbiggin and County Durham. The scheme teaches troubled youngsters how to fish and be calm, with extraordinary success. Cadets find out about how fish see and feel and learn to have respect for them.

2008-08-10 15:00:21

By PAUL A. SMITH Williams Bay -- It's the first Thursday in August and Geneva Lake has the appearance of a watery Mardi Gras parade. Under a warm, late afternoon sun, a chaotic stream of jet-skis, tubers, water-skiers and go-fast boats churns up the water.

2008-08-10 00:00:12

Bay Malton Angling Club are reaping the reward of taking on the Border Fishery complex at Balterley, with bumper membership of more than 3,000 anglers now on their books.

2008-08-07 18:00:49

By GEORGE MACINTYRE THE improvement in the casting skills of young anglers was demonstrated during the Hardy Youth Open Salmon Distance Championship and Greys Youth Open Trout Distance Championship at this year's CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

2008-08-01 15:00:28

By Christian Berg, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Aug. 1--Today marks the debut of a new format for the fishing report, which is now a two-part feature available both in the paper and on The Morning Call's Web site.

2008-07-26 00:00:23

A n UPDATE on progress to bring five freshwater organisations and saltwater's NFSA into a single unified body under the working title Angling Unity reveals an unexpected element that may prevent the Salmon & Trout Association from being included.

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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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Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.