Earlier this year, a good size swordfish washed up on a beach in south Wales and now an ever rarer fish has shown up, a blue marlin. This 9ft 6in specimen was found dead on a beach in West Wales and is said to be the first marlin ever ‘caught’ in Wales. Normally the blue marlin is found in the warmer waters of the Mid Atlantic and Caribbean.
“To find one on the beach in Britain is unheard of and I’ve been told this is the first one recorded in British waters.”
If you live in the good ole US of A and have never been fishing, give it a try on National fishing day! On Saturday, September 27, 2008, there will be several events held around the country to promote fishing and hunting.
More than 64 million Americans hunt and fish.
More than 44 million Americans six years of age and older enjoy fishing every year.
Americans fish 557 million days per year.
An average angler spends $1,046 every year on the sport.
I found this cool aquatic Jeep on Reddit today. It’s probably one of the nicest aquatic cars I’ve seen that seems to be easily adaptable to fishing. If anyone ever sees one of these in their local trader magazine please let me know!
Built by the folks at the Amphibious Vehicle Design Studio, the Platypus Jeep is a paragon of on-road and in-water capabilities. The floating four-wheeler runs with a turbo diesel engine and is capable of 110 KPH on the road and 10.5 KPH in the water. The hull is designed to work in wave heights up to 1.5 meters and bottoms with a slight 0.75 meter draft depth.
In this modern world we even have cars that will take you underwater, which is great news for all you lazy spear fishermen. It’s called the Rinspeed sQuba and was recently featured on the show Fifth Gear.
Don’t think that aquatic cars are a modern invention, in fact they’ve been around for over half a century! While I like the appeal of a modern aquatic car the look and mechanics of the simple military styling, like the Jeep above, are what I really like. My personal and all time favorite aquatic car is the Volkswagen Schwimmwagen circa 1942!
Dear Schwimmwagen video makers put some music in these videos and mix your capture audio down a bit.. I’ll be more than happy to show you how for an afternoon fishing out of your Schwimmwagen. Until then turn down your sound before playing this video.
There’s even one for sale in the US right now that’s apparently an award winning fully restored show car (no water test). No word if the two Mauser or the MG are included, but those spaces would make nice rod holders don’t you think, heh.. The owner also mentions that he would consider a Ferrari as a “partial trade”, so I doubt you’ll see me in this one anytime soon.
Introducing Cryptoid Lure Co, the official brand of lures manufactured by the Kokemachine from the web based info-comedy 4EEL FISHING. With colors inspired by various characters of the paranormal ilk, the Kokemachine has aspired to make some of the most tripped out and hilarious spoons that will ever land you [...]
My good friend Phil alerted me to this fantastic swordfish tattoo by artist Matt Adamson. It’s difficult to understand the placement of the tattoo from the photos below but it looks to me like the tops of the shoulders, as if the swordfish has gone through the neck. Matt is [...]
This exotic fish may be native to southeast asia, but would you believe there’s one place in the United States where you can catch one right along side a largemouth bass. While they’re most commonly found here in aquariums many misinformed owners don’t realize they can grow up to 40″ [...]
The fishing season is off to a fantastic start this year! Last weekend marked the opening of trout season here in Ontario and though I was only able to get out yesterday, my friends and I still managed to have a fantastic day on the river. We woke up early [...]
We haven’t done a caption contest in a while, mostly because it takes a very special picture or video to inspire us. Today we have a video so wild we couldn’t even describe it! Hopefully you’ll have better luck though. The best description of this video left in the comments [...]
Fishing Camp is a fishing trivia board game from Education Outdoors aimed to please the whole family. Supporting up to eight players as young as four years old, the game separates trivia questions into four levels. Level one questions are simple, like identifying fish species or fishing tackle. The difficulty [...]
My XTRATUF II boots have been the footwear of choice for winter fishing this year and they’ve been fantastic on every outing. I’m sad that they’ll be put away in the next few weeks as summer approaches, but I’m very happy knowing they’re ready and waiting for next winter. When [...]