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2008-12-23 16:56:03

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service said it issued a final rule Tuesday to create a saltwater angler registry. The service said the national listing of all marine recreational fishermen should help the United States protect shared marine resources, NOAA said in a release. Better national surveys of the more than 15 million saltwater anglers will help us demonstrate the important contributions of recreational anglers to both local economies and to the...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

The following are the Mid-South lakes and streams where fishing is best this week: Tennessee Pickwick Lake: Guide Clagett Talley (731-607-5266) says bass fishing has been excellent around points and flats with jerk baits and midsize topwater baits like the Strike King Spit-n-King. He's also been catching lots of good bass around sparse patches of grass, using shaky-head jigs with a Strike King Rage Tail plastic crawfish in blue. The Spit-n-King is producing lots of striped bass just...

2008-10-09 15:00:19

By MARK CZERWINSKI If you fish or hunt, you have to have a bit of a resourceful nature. It is, in many ways, one of the hallmarks of the sport. Now, this doesn't mean you should expect to develop the ability to walk out into the woods on a moment's notice and build yourself a spacious little cabin out of pine boughs and dental floss. This is, after all, real life. But the longer you practice these sports, you do acquire the knack for figuring out ways to turn a bunch of lemons into...

2008-10-06 15:00:17

By JOHN HOLYOKE When October rolls around, many Maine outdoors enthusiasts forget all about lakes, ponds and streams and start foraging for shotgun shells and orange caps. Make no mistake, ruffed grouse hunters are out and about - their season started Wednesday - but that doesn't mean there's not a pile of aquatic options available. In fact, many diehard anglers will tell you (as long as you agree not to let anyone else in on the secret) that come October, they enjoy some of the best...

2008-09-26 15:00:24

By JIM FREDA Best bet: Action for striped bass and bluefish should pick up this week as plenty of bait is now present along our beaches. Fishing for false albacore and bonito should also remain good. These pelagics usually remain in our waters until temperatures drop below 64 degrees. Surface temperatures right now are 68 degrees. Hot baits: Surface poppers are always a good artificial lure to use in the fall to catch both striped bass and bluefish. If fish are around and they are not...

2008-09-10 15:00:16

John Watson, president and CEO of conservation real estate company Orvis/Cushman & Wakefield, wanted to find the perfect stewardship buyer for the 2,864-acre Palo Duro Canyon Ranch. It wasn't just any property. It was situated along the rim of the state-owned "Grand Canyon of Texas," and adjacent to Palo Duro Canyon State Park -- with unlimited sporting and recreational opportunities. The sale of the ranch (locally known as Fortress Cliffs Ranch) to The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a...

2008-08-29 03:00:30

By SILVER WILKIE THERE are some reasons why the swallows and their cousins, martins, are my favourite birds. I marvel at the courage of these tiny bundles that fly thousands of miles from southern Africa to spend the summer in the UK. The birds Nelson Mandela sees in his garden in the South African autumn sun could be the same ones I see swooping over the river and lochs that I fish months later. These wonderful birds navigate up through Africa, across the Sahara then over the Med...

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. The Tyne continues to produce good sport with both main tributaries giving up excellent catches. The Lambley Fishings have produced good catches, with the Madam's and Jackie's Pools yielding some good salmon and sea-trout. This beat has been producing over 100...

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...

2008-08-08 18:00:21

TROUT fishing on the River Trothy has been badly hit by the serious pollution of a tributary at Llantilio Crossenny, near Abergavenny. Environment Agency Wales is investigating the pollution that has wiped out an estimated 20,000 fish and taken out the population available to spawn over the next few years. It will be many years before the local brown trout population re- establishes itself without aid from re-stocking. Also killed were lampreys, eels and bullheads - all important...


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Australian Grayling, Prototroctes maraena
2012-05-22 10:19:18

The Australian Grayling (Prototroctes maraena) is a freshwater fish found in coastal rivers in Tasmania and southeastern Australia. This fish has often been called the Cucumber Mullet or Cucumber Herring due to its cucumber-like odor. This fish is streamlined with a vaguely trout-like shape. It is silver on the flanks and dusky olive on the back, overlain with a golden shine. It can live 2 to 3 years and reach a length of roughly 7.9 inches. It has rarely been recorded up to 5 years of age...

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2007-04-10 16:32:44

The chub or European chub (Leuciscus cephalus) is a freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. It frequents both slow and moderate rivers as well as canals and still waters of various kinds. The name chub also describes numerous other cyprinid fish in several North American genera, including Algansea, Erimystax, Gila, Hybopsis, Macrhybopsis, Nocomis, Notropis, and Semiotilus, as well as the unrelated sea chubs of the family Kyphosidae. It is also a regional name for fish such as Shortnose...

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