Monday, August 4, 2008

News of the Week: 04 August 2008

One-in-a-billion casting accident leaves one angler dead...the sweet smell of stink baits...tackle for soldiers is still a good idea...don't sneeze at rock of Britain's celebrity anglers caught in fishing boat insurance scam...Martha's Vineyard angler probably catches world record Striper...a rocket launcher fishing rod--for kids...California angler catches 113.4 pound blue cat...a British professional angler gets banned for anonymous internet must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: Freak one-in-a-billion casting accident leaves one New York angler dead.

This angler's specialty is very big fish.

Fishing and Boating interests come together to succesfully get the Clean Boating Act enacted into law.

Stink baits have never smelled so sweet.

Fishing tackle for overseas troops is still a terrific idea.

Bait shops are feeling the economic squeeze as anglers stay home.

The 411 on the great Project Healing Waters.

Don't sneeze at rock snot.

One of Britain's most celebrated anglers caught in insurance scam; sells boat on internet he claimed was stolen.

Edmond, OK will be hosting the "Gone Fishing" display at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum.

Virginia anglers are hooked on Tarpon fishing.

Novice angling Wife catches 72 pound catfish; dedicated husband fisherman of 48 years watches with bemused rage.

More on the fishy foot treatment.

In praise of sunfish!

The Martha's Vineyard Times reports on an angler who probably caught a world record striped bass, but didn't weigh it on a certified scale.

Ray Sasser reports on an eight-year old who is a better angler than you; catches lunker bucketmouth on $10 rod.

A nice story of a father, son, and a high school reunion fishing trip.

From the Just What We Needed Files: A rocket launcher fishing rod. For kids. Endorsed by Roland Martin. That is all.

One angler reports on the fish of a lifetime.

The Durham Region reports on the kinds and styles of fishing lines.

Patrick Knowles reports on fishing the Amazon.

Two brothers catch two monster largemouth bass two ounces apart in size twenty minutes apart. Really.

San Diego angler catches California state record 113.4 pound blue catfish.

Finishing with a Flourish: British match angler gets banned from competing for posting "unsavoury" internet comments.

-- Dr. Todd

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