Category: Sea Fishing News

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 […]

Junior Shore Anglers and the England Development Programme

The Angling Trust is inviting junior shore anglers to get involved in the 2016 England Talent Pathway programme.The programme provides opportunities for young anglers to learn about international tactics and techniques from current England international anglers and coaches. Last year, 18 anglers received expert tuition and many went on to represent England at Under-16 level.Due […]

Battling for bass in Westminster and Brussels

Ministers agree to work on long term bass management plan as MPs prepare to debate new EU restrictions Representatives from the Angling Trust and the Bass Anglers Sportfishing Society (BASS) have been battling for bass again this week and challenging both UK ministers and the European Commission over the unfair restrictions that are now in […]