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THE ULTIMATE ANGLING BUCKET LIST

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THE ULTIMATE ANGLING BUCKET

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  • Page 2 and 3: THE ULTIMATE ANGLING BUCKET LIST Dr
  • Page 4 and 5: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I've been taking p
  • Page 6 and 7: Greg Whitehouse: For taking thin li
  • Page 8 and 9: Sandy Ray 87 Sting Ray 88 Eagle Ray
  • Page 10 and 11: Red Bream 217 Gilthead Bream 220 Co
  • Page 12 and 13: Cornish Blackfish 287 Barracudina 2
  • Page 14 and 15: Florida - Key West 392 Florida - Ki
  • Page 16 and 17: INTRODUCTION In theory, there is ne
  • Page 18 and 19: PART ONE HOME WATERS THE CATCHING I
  • Page 20 and 21: Test biting then allows taste buds
  • Page 22 and 23: Marine bony fishes have to drink se
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  • Page 26 and 27: Later, when interest in blue shark
  • Page 28 and 29: world all tackle records included,
  • Page 30 and 31: In the early days, floats were circ
  • Page 32 and 33: As with most pelagic sharks, actual
  • Page 34 and 35: upper surface being a deep inky blu
  • Page 36 and 37: Blue sharks, which can grow big, us
  • Page 38 and 39: The Manacles, providing you have a
  • Page 40 and 41: at anchor, so be aware of the fish
  • Page 42 and 43: The competition would be for the bi
  • Page 44 and 45: They get some very good tope fishin
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  • Page 48 and 49: STARRY SMOOTHHOUND Mustelus asteria
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    (though typically less), having a g

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    You can also catch them on other ri

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    Most rods and reels can handle huss

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    Pretty much of all of Western Brita

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    The nostrils are well separated fro

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    the next thing to happen, which of

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    All very confusing and still early

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    By that stage Ian was still fishing

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    Skate ‘kebab’ But long before t

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    stretch straight to the end of the

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    the film, after which he headed bac

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    Had we moved there earlier, or not

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    Doubtless there are going to be oth

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    This obviously doesn't work when up

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    Thinking back, this recollection co

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    Noted for its big blonde rays, I de

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    UNDULATE RAY Raja undulata Bucket L

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    As a result, Tralee Bay is now volu

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    STING RAY Dasyatis pastinaca Bucket

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    A good turn of speed, which along w

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    The value of these organs to the el

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    COD Gadus morhua Bucket List status

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    Though I had sea fished while on ho

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    New years day Rossall early 1980’

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    As an NRA officer, and later an EA

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    each side which I bent over in the

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    In the main this produced cod and l

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    So maybe there is, or at least ther

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    Out over the deep water wrecks for

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    Phill Williams, typical reef Pollac

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    also show specific preferences that

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    John Bradley out from Portrush didn

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    when we catch them, we most certain

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    Fish the Mersey on anything greater

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    POUTING Trisopterus luscus Bucket L

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    A pouting like fish, which because

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    Following and feeding on the phyto-

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    In retrospect, wonderful days. Part

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    charter boat skippers for fish left

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    Where it differs from the rocklings

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    FIVE BEARDED ROCKLING Ciliata muste

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    As this happens, one of the eyes be

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    PLAICE Pleuronectes platessa Bucket

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    The plaice fishing there back then

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    Charlie Pitchers & Dave Devine, Cle

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    Another drift fishing tactic popula

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    Last winter I was given a new desig

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    seemingly certain defeat, which for

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    available evidence which suggested

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    worm re-emerges from the sand think

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    As I recall, the first one was take

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    line which just curves up slightly

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    Restrictions on travelling distance

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    Bass on the drift fishing live sand

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    will be below the mouth. The same i

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    Not rod and line encounters unfortu

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    distributional criteria. Anglers al

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    On the other hand, as sole are not

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    BASS Dicentrarchus labrax Bucket Li

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    One thing the EU most certainly is

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    I love to fish on and around offsho

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    Mick Duff, River Mersey What I'd li

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    Informal proposals then came to lig

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    and because compliance would be hig

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    Also known as the stone bass, the w

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    Some of the mullet species are diff

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    casting and would therefore do a bi

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    So the chances are that most of the

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    mullet before. But we'd seen pictur

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    Now, suddenly, with an easier way o

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    and Joe Gomez at Guernsey, who whil

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    The only other home waters tuna spe

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    Equally creditable was Harry Weathe

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    second was a fish with the leader o

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    the longest pectoral fins. So long

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    As any mackerel angler will testify

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    In contrast, feather rigs today emp

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    By and large, scad or horse mackere

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    GUINEAN AMBERJACK Seriola carpenter

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    Taking account of the sparsity of c

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    Some individuals can also have seve

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    As they flow, for a variety of reas

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    Then unfortunately it was back eith

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    The last red bream I saw caught cam

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    GILTHEAD BREAM Sparus aurata Bucket

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    Peeler crab in particular is a high

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    Shallow water down to perhaps thirt

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    Perhaps not quite as deep in body p

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    all are, in relative proportions, h

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    probably have had a whole lot more

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    Joe Gomez, Guernsey Jumping forward

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    Left to their own devices, crabs, p

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    So expect them anywhere and everywh

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    The current British record, which i

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    I've mentioned Merseyside and I've

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    GREY GURNARD Eutrigla gurnardus Buc

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    about. Or so you would think. But a

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    Almost identical, though not direct

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    ANCHOVY Engraulis encrasicolus Buck

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    for them instead of removing the ma

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    A black goby as it would turn out,

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    An inhabitant of rock pools, partic

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    at any soft baits intended for bigg

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    Those features alone should set thi

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    the hoof anaesthetic, as that was t

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    Stories of them wrecking boats, bit

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    On the larger boats such as when we

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    that ticket, it will die shortly af

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    A fish with an extraordinarily larg

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    5. The second dorsal fin of L. pisc

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    Irish fishery scientists and fish r

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    operating similar systems, and IFCA

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    appears to be a smiling face as the

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    In the egg guarding period, baits w

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    But it would have to be virtually o

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    I even had quite a big one on a pir

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    LESSER WEEVER Echiichthys vipera Bu

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    specimens seem to come when fishing

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    But just in case, this species is a

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    sucker lacks, while the two-spotted

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    Again, the mouth comes in the form

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    anging from pollack and bass throug

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    The reference wasn't specific, the

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    When they were present, it was quit

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    common carp as shown in the Welsh r

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    I can't remember how many fish we h

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    Carp need not be difficult fish to

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    die out through natural wastage if

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    There is also a rounded dark spot n

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    In the case of roach this is very o

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    Carp colouring up the water prevent

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    TENCH Tinca tinca Bucket List statu

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    The golden version on the other han

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    Ironically, these fish had been tra

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    CHUB Leuciscus cephalus Bucket List

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    the whole stretch to do with as we

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    In fairness too, he loaned me the t

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    fishing for schelly from the bank.

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    Not a fish most people other than p

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    Over the years, zander have come in

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    Alex Wilkie, Pike on fly and patter

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    If I'm honest, I doubt if there are

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    Mark Everard, 4.6.0 Silver Eel In t

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    Throughout their lives, eels make j

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    Colouration can be variable dependa

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    subsequent angling visit to Graeme

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    Not a true anglers fish. Not even o

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    A species, I personally haven't com

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    I decided to take the flight option

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    Why this should be the record I'm n

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    The Wild Trout Trust does a lot of

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    it is highly variable at a number o

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    James Dawber, Sutton Springs Rainbo

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    For me Ffestiniog was one such an o

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    in light of the British Record Fish

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    So again, as with the rainbow trout

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    was good to be back in the car for

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    The char in Coniston spawn in deep

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    This was repeated with various othe

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    There was no Irish Sea. Just for th

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    that, of this other kind of fish wh

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    Both seemed to work equally well. S

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    There is however a down side to thi

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    Either way, this was an interesting

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    main road across the water just abo

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    This being a trip of a lifetime, I

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    as was the case this particular day

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    With that in mind, he arranged for

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    Initially, we just put one rod out

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    So the hump it was for the next fiv

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    The range and quality of the specie

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    One evening after a quick turn roun

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    Complete with resident alligator an

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    We met up with our man at Starvin M

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    He looked and sounded convincing to

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    Out from Rudee Inlet we fished on t

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    Graeme Pullen, Black Jack on popper

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    This was how most of the tuna were

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    Then suddenly it would all kick off

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    AUSTRALIA According to a very inter

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    Dawn Williams into yet another big

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    In a way it reminded me of a tarpon

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    What amazed me about those smaller

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    There is a pretty good chance of cr

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    As I recall, we probably only manag

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    To give some appreciation of water

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    Then suddenly, out of the blue, lin

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    Being the only 'proper' angler on-b

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    Wondering what else might be down t

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    CUBA Cuba for me is a country of co

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    Stingrays were another fish I saw c

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    At Abu Simbel it was a very quick t

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    GAMBIA I've fished Gambia on a numb

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    way back in amongst the dugouts, we

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    First amongst these is that the Bal

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    Ulrich Schneider, Salmon to 42 poun

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    local tackle shop owner Tony Triay,

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    in the boat again. The others still

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    done the same and kept all our fish

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    INDIA India has always held a fasci

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    ISREAL Potentially, as with its nea

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    Granted, no other day produced quit

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    MALAYSIA Kuala Lumpur was a stopove

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    MAURITIUS When discussing the fishi

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    MEXICO My first visit to Mexico was

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    Then it's away leaping all over the

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    8 of the 88 sharks weighing in exce

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    Setting up the rubby dubby slick Ba

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    LD50H would be good reels for the j

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    It depends what it is you want to c

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    PERU - AMAZON Despite the picture p

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    On one occasion, having managed to

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    Fishing a similar gravel bar and po

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    the point that we were constantly c

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    taking, and it's most certainly not

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    My final day was to a fishery which

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    TUNISIA While there is the possibly

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    I was in the larger second batch, w

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    I also put those same points and mo

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    At that time there was actually a b

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    fens way back in the 1930's. Beneat

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    Why?? Because based on species numb

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    From memory, on the day, the Scotti

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    A TROUT IN DOUBLE FIGURES Bucket Li

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    It was around this time that I was

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    Back out onto the loch, the dead-ba

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    live sandeel baits through the swir

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    With the stingrays it seems, the ju

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    Undeterred, like a robot, he contin

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    float rig tight up to the margins,

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    As a result of this, and particular

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    This comprised a penn progression r

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    een taken well out off the coast of

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    with Wayne on the rod and Graeme on

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    Again it's very deep. And again the

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    Thank goodness then for Miguel who

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    With Miguel now gone to Cape Verde

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    How could it not be. Choice at that

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    I actually owned one of the later s

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    JOURNALISM TARGET Bucket List statu

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    Dinghy Fishing at Sea written in co

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    Thankfully, that no longer needs to

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    Around the same time, while reading

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    quite happily, but that would not b

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    The higher the combined score, the

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    The other fifty in the anaesthetic

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    have been previously made, and in s

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    amusingly, I am perhaps one of the

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    happening, but can also see it happ

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    550

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    APPENDIX 1: AUDIO INTERVIEW ARCHIVE

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    Podcast Interview 20: Wayne Comben,

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    Podcast Interview 44: Phill William

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    Podcast Interview 64: Steve Quinn,

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    Podcast Interview 85: Martin James,

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    un by Charles Inniss. A life long s

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    took the record up to 968 pounds. T

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    catching a monster porbeagle and a

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    Podcast Interview 166: Danny Parkin

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    diesel power to large petrol driven

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    PHOTOGRAPH CREDITS & COPY RIGHT Ama

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    Andy Griffith Blonde Ray: Photo And

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    Charlie Pitchers two double hits: P

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    Phill Williams Looe 1970's: Photo P

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    Phill Williams Lumpsucker, Iceland:

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    Mark Everard 4lb 6 oz Silver Eel: P

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    Typical Stick Marsh Bass: Photo Phi

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    Disgorging Butterfly Ray: Photo Phi

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    Blue Shark 167 pounds aboard 'White