Posts Tagged 'Fishing'

Fish and Boat commission talks fishing concerns

That’s what Timothy Schaeffer, executive director of the state Fish and Boat Commission, told Trout Unlimited Wednesday night on a visit to the group’s meeting at Covenant Central Presbyterian Church. Schaffer wanted to allow members and anglers in the region to be aware they can provide public comment this spring on the state Trout Plan, which is due out on July 1. Schaeffer touched on a variety of concerns for area fishing enthusiasts. Among the […]

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Scallops: ‘Lack of progress’ in Cardigan Bay fishing rules

In 2016, the Welsh Government said a more flexible area around Cardigan Bay would be introduced. It said Brexit had slowed work, but expected to make “significant progress” this year. Environmentalists said any increase had to be done with minimal impact. But fishermen said an opportunity to make a decent living was being missed. Father and son Robbie and John Gorman own a scallop trawler called the Joanna, moored in Aberystwyth harbour. To read the […]

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February 7 fishing report from Byron Stout

Southwest Florida’s coldest water temperatures often occur in February. But the fishing action stays Fishing-Capital-of-the-World hot. This week’s report includes redfish, snook, spotted seatrout,  mackerel, groupers, snappers, and lots and lots of sheepshead in the briny. With big bass and limits of crappie biting on the sweetwater side for boaters and land-based anglers. NAPLES: Naples Fishing Charters Capt. Mark Ward reports his goal for midwinter trips is to catch not only lots of fish but lots […]

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Youth fishing club for grades 5 to 12 meets at Bass Pro

After last week’s column, I was contacted by San Joaquin Bassmasters Fishing Club. The charter club is affiliated with The California Bass Federation and The Bass Federation. It’s open to youth anglers in grades 5 through 12 and is perfect for local youth that are wanting to give fishing a try, or even those who are experienced. There are many great things to say about this youth fishing club. Best of all is that pretty […]

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Empty nets and tropical fish in Tasmania as climate change hits Southern Ocean

Rising temperatures and climate change have been blamed for the failure of stocks of some of the most popular eating fish in Australia’s Southern Ocean to recover from declines despite more than a decade of protection. The troubling findings come as new modelling from the CSIRO shows further temperature rises already “locked in by past emissions” could see fish stocks fall by another 20 per cent within the next two decades. Dr Alistair Hobday, a […]

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Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission may drop license-display requirement

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will consider removing the requirement that anglers display their fishing licenses while fishing at its quarterly meeting Monday and Tuesday, January 27-28, in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania is one of only three states to still require the display of a fishing license, along with Delaware and New Jersey. The Pennsylvania Game Commission in 2012 removed a similar display requirement for hunting licenses, which caused confusion among some anglers, who also are […]

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