Monday, November 16, 2009

News of the Week: 16 November 2009



One of the world's largest freshwater fish is almost extinct...first video of the giant stingray...Bernie Madoff's tackle box is auctioned off...the Sungai Skudai is still a dump...a Kayak Angler gets his own tv show...amberjack ban gets attacked...a Fisho ad man catches a monster...teenager better angler than you, catches huge fish...Diana Rudolph narrowly misses a world record...mahseer fishing in India...sturgeon fever...a truly enormous catfish...it must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: One of the world's largest freshwater fish teeters on the verge of extinction.


The first film of the Giant Stingray.

Would you bid on Bernie Madoff's...tackle box?

Fishing is (still) on the upswing.

In Malaysia, millions have been spent but the Sungai Skudai is still a dump.

Kayak Angler magazine writer lands his own TV show.


The skinny on my daughter's (ex) favorite kid's band: Trout Fishing in America.

An Amberjack ban is being attacked.


A Fisho Ad Man lands 800 pound monster.


Walleye Central gives lots of tips on catching the white eyes.


Products made in Northeaster Ohio: Chevy cars and reel grips.

Teen is better angler than you; catches 66 pound monster.


Famed female fly angler Diana Rudolph narrowly misses Permit record.


The Deseret News declares Indian jungle fishing is unforgettable.


In Kalomo, Zambia, a dispute over a fishing rod ends in tragedy.

Top anglers weigh in on the best fly rods.

Sturgeon Fever hits ESPN.



Finishing with a Flourish: UK's The Sun reports on one that didn't get away.



-- Dr. Todd

1 comment:

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