Category: Sea Fishing News

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, […]

Bass anglers – what’s your view?

Bass anglers need to come forward to give their views on the retrictions brought in on their sport. The online survey, organised through the University of Southampton by Alex Maydew, a Masters student and keen angler, takes less than five minutes and aims to evaluate the impacts that recent EU landing restrictions and strict bag […]

Near 100lb cod for Liverpool angler

Wow! Liverpool angler Bert Williams shows off a blockbusting cod he caught on a trip to Norway this week with Sportquest Holidays. The 96lb brute too a Westin Big Bob lure. It follows hot on the heels of a 91-pounder caught on the same type of lure by Swedish angler Johan Mikkelsen in Soroya, Norway […]

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