Tag: Latest Sea fishing News

Much needed break for the bluefin tuna

Pic: Wiki The American National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has just released the Final Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan, which provides much needed protection for western Atlantic bluefin tuna. Most notably, new seasonal closures will protect western bluefin tuna when they are in the northern Gulf of Mexico—their only […]

Team England Search for Junior Shore Anglers

The Angling Trust has announced details of its 2015 Sea Angling England Talent Pathway programme and is inviting anglers to apply for a place on the programme now. The programme provides opportunities for young sea anglers to showcase their skills and talent working alongside current England managers and coaches while learning about tactics and techniques […]

Golden Trevally world record

Aussie angler Paul Worsteling boated this 98 cm golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) after it crushed the Rapala plug he was trolling in Harvey’s Bay, Australia. After a tough 10 minute fight on spinning tackle, Worsteling was able to subdue the fish enough to bring into the boat, where it was quickly measured, photographed, and released […]

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 […]