Category: Sea Fishing News

Email to save our British bass

The Angling Trust has this week urged anglers to flood MPs’ offices with thousands of letters and emails pressing parliamentarians to raise the bass conservation issues with the Fisheries Ministers in both Westminster and the Welsh Assembly Government. A template letter to MPs has been prepared alongside a new, political Fishing Lines briefing which includes […]

Irish Skate Record Returned

A common skate that would have set a new Irish record has been boated and released off Donegal Bay. Billy Wallace was fishing aboard the charter boat Kiwi Girl when the big fish – which weighed in at 225lb – took his bait. The skate was measured at 89in long with a 72in wingspan and […]

Government action needed over bass stocks

The Angling Trust has written to UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice calling on him to introduce a series of conservation measures to protect UK bass stocks in the face of the latest scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES), which has recommended a staggering 80 per cent cut in […]

Two hour battle with 220lb grouper!!

Two Austrialian anglers took over two hours to tame a 100kg (220lb) grouper they hooked off Queensland, landing it over a kilometre from where they first hooked it! The Herald Sun reported that over 100 people watched the drama enfold off Hervey Bay, as Dylan Brooking and Chad Runnalls battled with the giant fish. ‘We fish every […]

Shore Fishing Home International Results

The Scottish Federation of Sea Angling hosted the Home International Shore Angling Championships from 3rd – 6th July 2013 for the Juniors, Youth, Ladies and Men’s teams. The Championship was held on the Angus coast and River Tay estuary on the East coast of Scotland with some fantastic results recorded.   Putting in a magnificent performance […]

Sharks: No Limits? No Future!

Pic: Wiki Shark Trust Patron and wildlife presenter Steve Backshall and UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice will be presenting their views on uncontrolled shark fisheries today at a series of Shark Trust No Limits? campaign events – part of SEA LIFE London Aquarium’s annual Ocean of Stars. Shark fishing is big business in Europe, with […]

Deep Sea Atlantic Species Given Protection

The North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission, or NEAFC, this week has adopted stronger regulations for the management of deep-sea fisheries and the conservation of deep-sea species and habitats in the North East Atlantic. NEAFC is a regional treaty organization established to manage high seas fisheries in the North East Atlantic Ocean. The new regulation is […]