Category: Sea Fishing News

Huge halibut from the shore

Simon Smith was fishing from the shoreline of northern Norway when something big crushed the herring he was fishing on the bottom. After fighting the fish for 40 minutes, Smith was miraculously able to subdue the massive Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) that tipped the scales at 50.5 kg (111 lb 5 oz). If approved, Smith’s […]

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 […]