Monday, November 26, 2007

News of the Week, 26 November 2007

A presidential fishing rod comes home...a snapper that's not red...a library that loans tackle...the Kiwi joy known as the Hapuku...a monster striper on vintage gear?...the daughter of a former speaker of the house is enthralled with snapper fishing...a 75 year old man gets maced during a robbery but still refuses to give up his fishing must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: President Benjamin Harrison's fishing rod has been purchased by the Harrison Home.

My home town Duluth News Tribune offers up fishing tackle as an appropriate holiday gift.

The Louisville Courier informs us that cold weather equates to big smallies.

Well, maybe they meant medium sized smallies...

Are you ready for a snapper that's not red? Neither was I...

From the That's Snazzy File: The Ann Arbor Public Library loans out fishing rods and tackle.

The Daily Inter Lake (Montana) profiles Snappy Sport Senter for its 60th Anniversary.

Across the pond, Gordon Mack profiles the Glasgow Angling Centre, the Bass Pro Shops of the Highlands.

This week in Know Your New Zealand Fish: the Hapuku.

From The Roanoke Times comes another story of a phys ed fishing program that works

The Oklahoma Aquarium--home to the Karl & Beverly White Collection of Antique Fishing Tackle--is expanding

The UK's Fish & Fly details Project Healing Waters.

The Erie Times-News runs the original headline "Hooked on Fishing." Fortunately, the Trite Phrase committee gives them a pass, as the article is on students involved in a fishing program

Cheap rod + cheap reel = good crappie fishing.

What can you get for $500? A new PlayStation3 for your kids, a dinner for two at Pigall's in Downtown Cincinnati, or a world record Thresher shark

The Mail Tribune profiles a 14-year old casting champion.

75-year old man gets maced by thug but still refuses to give up his fishing rod.

Canada's Times Colonist reports on Iron Matrons who fly fish.

Virginia angler lands monster striper on vintage gear.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman--daughter of the former Speaker of the House, history professor, and professional blowhard Newt Gingrich--opines on how to catch redfish and live life more fully

Finishing with a Flourish: The Marianas Variety from Micronesia reports that the University of Guam is sponsoring a 4-H program to teach children to fish.

Have a good week!

-- Dr. Todd

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