Latest Catch and release Stories

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2014-04-08 05:09:07

A new report from researchers at the University of Illinois has found that catch-and-release fishing could still have a negative impact on largemouth bass.

2012-03-29 00:14:54

Anglers are required to use circle hooks in some fishing tournaments because they are less likely to cause lethal injuries in billfish, such as marlin.

Small Fish Recover Faster Than Large Fish
2011-09-22 03:38:50

A University of Illinois study showed smaller fish recover from exertion faster than larger fish.

2011-07-11 07:00:00

LUZERNE, Mich., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In what will answer an age-old question of both new and experienced anglers, a new website offers invaluable information on how to effectively catch and release fish to maximize survival. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110711/CG31812) "The catch and release of fish has grown more popular over the last two decades," said Thomas Buhr, president of the Au Sable Big Water Preservation Association.

2010-05-21 06:00:00

LAKE WORTH, Fla., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Bass fishermen will want to stow a digital camera in the tackle box this summer for a chance to win $1 million for catching a record largemouth bass anywhere in Florida. BountyFishing.com, the place where anglers compete for cash prizes uploading photos of the biggest fish, announced on May 21 the Florida Million Dollar Bass Bounty - an Internet-managed tournament that will pay $1 million to the fisherman who sets the new state largemouth bass record....

2009-12-10 06:50:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike commercial fishing, the major player in depleted fish populations, sport fishing makes up less than 12 percent of the global harvest.

2009-04-15 08:19:27

In an experiment spanning over 20 years, researchers at the University of Illinois have found that vulnerability to being caught by anglers is a heritable trait in largemouth bass.

2008-12-11 14:18:32

A Raleigh, N.C., woman says she played catch-and-release with a big fish that likely would have set state and world records in size. Gwen Frazier, 49, said she caught a huge black drum last month while fishing off North Carolina's Topsail Island, but decided to release the fish rather than keep it and potentially earn a world record, The Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer said Thursday. I'm 5 foot 4 (inches), Frazier said of her Nov.

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  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
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The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.