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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. The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) admitted it has been unable to identify the source of the spill in the Sixmilewater, which killed around 25,000 trout and around 10,000 coarse fish on June 18. So far staff have narrowed down the...

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. Agency staff have narrowed down the possible point of entry to two pipes coming from the direction of Mallusk Industrial Estate. They are carrying out pollution risk assessments on business premises on...

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. If they enjoy it, they can work towards becoming coaches themselves to help newcomers GHOF is supported by the Environment Agency, which has helped the project set up regional co-ordinators across the North East. Agency workers often attend GHOF's...

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. There's music, there's laughter, there's skin. The mix also contains sailboats, pontoon boats, the odd kayak and a couple dozen fishing craft. Solitude it isn't. But we're all here voluntarily, all with a purpose. "It gets crazy,...

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. Revealing the extended figures this week, Stuart Godber, of the Bay Malton club, said: "Although not originating from the region, we saw the potential of the Border complex, and our foresight has been justified." Bay Malton AC started in the Warrington area with small waters, extending their portfolio until the Border...

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. First place in salmon distance casting went to Joseph Avery- Harris closely followed by Ryan Brady and Tasha Lancaster. Avery- Harris also took top spot in the trout distance casting with Lancaster second and Jack Yates third....

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. Each week, I'll give Lehigh Valley fishermen a summary of the region's best bets in print, along with timely news and notes about the angling scene. The popular local fishing summaries from our freshwater and saltwater tackle shop reporters will continue to be available...

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. Last March it attained charitable status, so becoming the first angling lobbying organisation to do so. But in the legal process, it was realised that charity rules prevent it from becoming associated with any other body. Officials are now...

2008-07-23 15:00:50

By Jennifer Rich, Destin Log, Fla. Jul. 23--Shawn Gregory has a knack for enjoying the simple things in life -- and he's found a way to make them even simpler by inventing the fishing kayak and putting a new spin on the beach cart. The Seagrove resident first engineered the kayak two months ago out of the desire for a more economical way to fish. "We've caught over 35 kings in the last few weeks," said Tony Mennillo, a long-time Destin resident and friend of Gregory. The modified...

2008-07-21 15:00:35

By JOHN HOLYOKE Maine Game Warden Maj. Gregg Sanborn remembers the day he decided he wanted to pursue a job in the warden service. "I was checked by a game warden when I was hunting with my dad - it might not have been my first year hunting, it might have been my second - and we talked with him for 15 or 20 minutes," Sanborn recalled. "I said, 'Wow, that would be a cool job.'" Now Sanborn and the Maine Warden Service are looking for a few more men and women to follow in their footsteps....


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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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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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