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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Giant sunfish is washed up on a deserted beach in South Australia

Off the scales! Giant sunfish is found washed up on a deserted beach – and the creature was so big that fishermen thought it was FAKE A giant sunfish has been discovered off the coast of South Australia by anglers  Prehistoric-looking fish grows up to 4.2m in height and weigh up to 2.5 tonnes  Sightings of sunfish are relatively rare …

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3-Year-Old Little Angler Catches Huge Rainbow Trout with Spider-Man Fishing Rod

Starting as he means to carry on, a pint-sized angler from Massachusetts named Zach has snagged himself a very impressive catch. The 3-year-old boy hooked a monster of a rainbow trout in Boston’s Jamaica Pond while out on a fishing trip with his dad, and the best part? He was using his Spider-Man fishing rod! The tiny trawler used the …

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Dad and son die in canal on ‘magnet fishing’ trip

Maria Magdalena said: “Such a terrible thing to happen to that poor mother and wife just before Father’s Day. So sad.” Laila Baila said: “Very sad. Be grateful for what you have and appreciate your parents, children and loved ones. You never know when it’s time to go, life sure is short.” West Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called around …

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You can now buy your own fishing lakes stocked with freshwater fish

People with an interest in coarse fishing could hook themselves a bargain this week as a plot of land with its own fishing lakes goes up for auction. The unusual lot, which offers a stretch of natural scrub land and fish stocked lakes, is being sold at auction with a guide price of £15,000. The lakes, which are stocked with …

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Brothers who killed fisherman caught after boasting to their friends

A fisherman was beaten to death by two teenage brothers and their cousin – who bragged to pals they were on the run for murder. Scott Wilkinson, 48, was battered to death with a plank of wood by Lenny and Shane Crawt, who were just 16 and 17 at the time, and their, then, 21-year-old cousin Charlie Smith. Scott was …

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Angler catches largest skate ever landed at 8ft 3in long

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Barry man denies using wife as ‘bait’ to exploit teens

Image caption Avril and Peter Griffiths have denied a string of charges from the 1980s and 90s A man has denied using his wife as “bait” to exploit teenagers. Peter Griffiths, 65, and Avril Griffiths, 61, from Barry, deny a string of charges from the 1980s and 90s. Complainants have previously told Cardiff Crown Court they were “dressed up” by …

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Boat tribute to former first minister Rhodri Morgan

Image copyright Welsh Government A new fisheries patrol boat has been named after the former Welsh Labour first minister Rhodri Morgan. The “FPV (Fisheries Patrol Vessel) Rhodri Morgan” is one of five new boats that will look out for illegal fishing in Welsh waters from January. At the naming ceremony, in Cardiff Bay, Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths said the tribute …

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Seagrass ‘supports 20% of fisheries’, Swansea Uni finds

Image copyright Swansea University Image caption Seagrass meadows support the production of a fifth of the world’s largest fisheries, research shows Popular fish for eating such as cod and pollock are reliant on the existence of healthy seagrass meadows, research led by Swansea University has found. The meadows – areas of sea plants just off the coast – support the …

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The sinister story of Barry rapists Peter and Avril Griffiths

Image copyright Wales News Service Image caption The pair would work together to rape and sexually abuse young girls They were so notorious that they were dubbed “the Fred and Rose West” of their housing estate. Now child raping married couple Peter and Avril Griffiths are finally facing justice after being exposed as partners in the horrific sexual abuse of …

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