Random Chat, Banter and Bits and Bobs from the Angling World

This is where we put all the weird and wonderful stuff from the world of angling: jokes, quotes, funny stories, poems, odd products that we can't fit in anywhere else...!
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If you have something to contribute, we'd love to hear from you - nothing is too weird or off-the-wall for us to consider. Otherwise please browse at your leisure and get in touch any time using the comments at the end of each post. Enjoy!

The End of an Era

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It was quite upsetting to witness her condition, but a reminder that nothing lasts forever, and a very small consolation was that this morning a jack of about five pounds was there with his nose an inch from my bait-can.

Catfish Car from American Pride Seafood

Catfish Car from American Pride Seafood

Check out the ‘catfish car’ from the marketing genius at American Pride Seafood. They’ve totally gone to town on what once appears to have been a VW Beetle. This is the stuff social media marketers’ dreams are made of!

You won’t believe how this little chap has grown

Juvenile Bluefin Tuna

Thanks to an amazing tagging programme and cooperation from local anglers, a tiny tuna like this was recently recaptured weighing 102kg and measuring 191cm!

This video will make you want to buy a shotgun

Beretta shotgun video

This video from Italian shotgun maker, Beretta, is well worth a watch. As with any video over 3 minutes long, I never thought I’d make it to the end. I did.

Huge fish catch in Sri Lanka

Huge fish catch in Sri Lanka

I can’t identify these long, thin fish for definite, but I would guess they’re a mixture of Spanish mackerel and yellowfin tuna, and boy are there a lot of them…!

Man’s Best Friend… or Carp’s Best Friend?

Dog kisses fish

You don’t have to be into fishing to enjoy this amazing encounter between a dog and a fish. The unlikely friends can’t get enough of each other.