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2008-07-17 00:00:20

The River Tamar's reputation for big conger in the shore category has been further enhanced by the capture of a 43lb eel by Roving Rods member Rob Yorke. The bait was a fillet of mullet saved from a fish he weighed in the second round of the Plymouth Shore League. To fish the river's marks you need a neap tide and the dark hours at the likes of Devil's Point, Eastern Kings, Mutton Cove or the river beach right under the Tamar Bridges. On the Cornish side, Wilcove on the outskirts of...

2006-07-31 11:25:00

LONDON -- An English fishing town has banned the sport of conger cuddling after an animal activist complained. The tradition, once described as the most fun a person could have with a dead fish, involves one team trying to hit another with a conger eel tied to a rope. It was popular in Lyme Regis on England's south coast and used as a fund-raising event for the local lifeboat. But the sport has now been banned after an animal rights activist complained that it was "disrespectful" to dead fish...

2006-07-29 06:50:00

LONDON -- An English fishing town has banned the sport of conger cuddling after an animal activist complained. The tradition, once described as the most fun a person could have with a dead fish, involves one team trying to hit another with a conger eel tied to a rope. It was popular in Lyme Regis on England's south coast and used as a fund-raising event for the local lifeboat. But the sport has now been banned after an animal rights activist complained that it was "disrespectful" to dead fish...


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2007-04-05 00:14:31

The Swollen-headed conger eel, Bassanago bulbiceps, is a conger of the family Congridae, found on the soft bottom of the continental slopes around southern Australia and New Zealand. Its length is between 15.75 and 23.62 in (40 and 60 cm). As its common name implies, the swollen-headed conger eel's head is swollen, especially when viewed from above, and this is the main distinguishing feature of this species. The origin of the dorsal fin is directly above the base of the pectoral fin. The...

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2007-04-05 00:11:48

The Spotted garden-eel, Heteroconger hassi, is a conger of the family Congridae, found in Indo-Pacific oceans from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Society Islands, north to the Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northwestern Australia and New Caledonia, and throughout Micronesia, at depths of between 22.97 and 147.64 ft (7 and 45 m). Length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm), and the body diameter is up to about .55 in (14 mm). The markings on the spotted garden-eel are variable but usually...

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2007-04-05 00:09:49

The Little conger eel or Silver conger, Gnathophis habenatus, is a conger of the family Congridae, found on soft bottoms of the continental shelf of the Indian and southwest Pacific Oceans. Length is up to 16.93 in (43 cm). The little conger eel is similar to other conger eels including the umbrella conger, the small differences being an overall silvery coloring including the eyes and gill region, and there are black patches both above and below the eyes. There are many rows of minute...

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2007-04-05 00:08:11

The Cape conger, Conger wilsoni, is a conger of the family Congridae, found around southern Australia and the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, at shallow depths in broken rocky reef areas. Length is up to 3.28 ft (1 m). The cape conger is very similar to the southern conger, but is considerably smaller and slimmer, and the dorsal fin origin is well behind the hind edge of the pectoral fin. Like all other conger eels the skin is smooth and scaleless. They hide in caves and...

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2007-04-05 00:06:12

The Common conger, Conger verreauxi, is a conger of the family Congridae, found in the eastern Indian Ocean and south west Pacific Ocean, including southern Australia and New Zealand, at depths down to 328.08 ft (100 m) in broken rocky reef areas. Length is up to 6.56 ft (2 m) and weight may be up to 110.23 lb (50 kg). The common conger is similar to the common freshwater eels, but with larger eyes and a dorsal fin which originates further forward, above the hind tip of the pectoral fin....

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