It is one of angling’s most extraordinary stories: how the New Zealand “beech mast” attracts millions of mice, and how those mice in turn get snapped up by huge trout. Carl McNeil, who has made a film of the vent called Once in a Blue Moon, tells the story.
Insects like these are highly collectable but can be bought very cheaply, says Neil Freeman. But did the Victorian anglers readlly use them for trout fishing?
The arapaima is one of the world’s largest freshwater fish, and this near-300lb monster, caught from the Amazon, has set a world record for Jakub Vagner.
This party caught over 3000 fish in a week. They were led by the great FWK Wallis.
A UK company has been swamped with worldwide demand for its top-of-the-range centrepins.
We continue the story of Al MacReyolds’ record striped bass by trying to solve the mystery of how many casts were made of the fish.
The rod being held by historian Fred Buller is the world’s first to be made in carbon-fibre. We tell of Hardy’s role in its genesis.