??Irish angling journalist Ashley Hayden shares the concerns of many regarding the levels of current fish stocks. In this feature he examines the politics surrounding the European bass.
“The Bountiful Ocean” are words used by poets, artists, early mariners, fisher folk and even scientists once upon a time. Advancements in fisheries science have highlighted the fact that we are often under misconceptions about what we catch and how many there are out there.
Smoothhounds are one of the few species which are showing an increase in numbers in north European waters, probably due to the lack of commercial pressure and the widely establish practice of catch and release from the angling perspective.
The recent gales have stirred angler’s interest as well as the seabed, with the cod hunters in particular desperate to get out and about on the beaches pulverized by the storm.
A commercial diver in Russia got himself into a dire predicament when he inexplicably stuck his hand into the mouth of an anglerfish or monkfish. The fish has a row of sharp teeth on both sides of its mouth, and it clamped down on the diver’s hand like a bear foot trap, not letting go.
Size limits for anglers have long been a contentious issue and at times, the myriad different lists can be confusing.
Pete Harrison reviews Henry Gilbey’s fully illustrated book with 100 extraordinary fishing adventures from around the world, published this year by Wiley Nautical.
“My Fishing Journal” is a smart phone app developed by K10 Studios and targeted at the recreational angler who wants to record their angling catches without the need for paper records.
If you only ever buy one sea angling DVD make it this one! The DVD entitled “The Halibut Queen” is a must watch for any anglers who want to tangle with these massive flatfish when visiting Norway.
The response to Planet Sea Fishing’s recent Dave Docwra photograph competition was overwhelming and left judge and professional angling photographer Mike Dobson with the tough job of deciding the winning images.