Category: Sea Fishing News

Angling Trust calls for immediate precautionary halt to wrasse ‘cleaner fish’ gold rush

Members of the public fishing recreationally should be extremely concerned over a new and rapidly expanding commercial fishery which threatens the South West’s wrasse populations. The Angling Trust is calling for an immediate suspension of the fishery supplying live, wild-caught wrasse to the salmon aquaculture market where they are used to remove parasitic sea lice […]

Ireland’s Clew Bay produces first specimen skate of the year

Ireland’s Clew Bay has produced its first skate of the year in the shape of this fish estimated at around 157lblb. Darragh McGee of Clew Bay Charters was the lucky angler, fishing aboard White Water II. The fish measured 201cm long by 148cm wide and qualifies as a specimen in Ireland. [email protected] Web:

Thornback Ray wins £6,000 in the European Open Beach Champs 2017

The Paul Roggeman European Open Beach Championship had another fantastic turnout for 2017, with just under 1000 anglers competing and 150 weighing in over the weekend, despite tough fishing conditions. Congratulations to Graham Elliott from Hull, winning the Overall Seniors category with his 4,325g ray. Graham walked away with a massive £6,000.       […]

Cornish estuary netting ban welcomed

The Angling Trust has welcomed the successful procession of a new byelaw effectively banning netting in Cornwall’s rivers and estuaries proposed by the Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (CIFCA). The River and Estuarine Fishing Nets byelaw 2017 was agreed by the CIFCA committee on 16th September 2016 and subsequently went out to statutory consultation. […]

Oooh la la! World record red snapper

French angler Philippe Drouhin out-battled this incredible 33 lb two-spot red snapper (Lutjanus bohar) – the heaviest ever recorded by the IGFA, while fishing off the island of Mauritius with IGFA Captain Yann Colas. The massive snapper was caught while bottom fishing with chunk of fish, and put up a typically brutal fight before it. If approved, […]

Ban Bass Netting or Risk a Total Stock Collapse

The latest report from fisheries scientists has revealed that stocks of seabass around the UK and North European coast are now below the critical level at which recovery can be guaranteed. Advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) for 2017 says: “ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, […]

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