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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.