Shrinking Trout

Shrinking Trout

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I was just reading this over at BCLocalNews: A group of Norwegian and Finnish scientists have recently observed that during cold temperatures, Salmoniods can reduce their body length up to 10%. The writer, Jeff Weltz, asks himself, “How big, actually, … Continue reading

Genomic Signals

Genomic Signals

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The Independent reports, if rather late, scientists have mapped genomic signals in search of an explanation for the crash in stocks of Canadian Pacific salmon. Their study focused on sockeye and implicated viral attacks, but doesn’t provide an explanation for … Continue reading

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Frankenfish

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When consumer behaviour is lead by price, can local protests really make a difference? Fear of genetic and chemically altered food is probably enough to put a lot of people off consuming Frankenfish, but in markets where food source information … Continue reading

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Cyanide & Sewage

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Another bloody disaster hits an upper section of the River Trent and as the polluted water passes downstream, reports may yet spell out disaster for further sections after the Stoke-on-Trent to Yoxall section currently in the news. While the Environment Agency (EA) try … Continue reading

Submersible

Submersible

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It was once so costly that submersible camera equipment used to be used only by researchers, professional photographers and publishers. Manufacturers have produced various workarounds to make underwater photography affordable for amateurs and enthusiasts. Plastic envelopes from companies like Aquapac … Continue reading

The Fly

The Fly

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“Another year, another Mayfly hatch.” Easy or no, it’s not an occasion to miss! Action plan: Start by warming up with a few easy fish and then target something more challenging; you know, like the fish rising under the tree … Continue reading

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Angling Art

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I was browsing the Daily Paintworks website when I came across this gem. What a wonderful study – who’d have thought something so unremarkable as a two cent plastic bobber could be elevated to a thing of beauty. Keep ‘em … Continue reading

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Old Dogs

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A good friend and I fished the big ol’ Mayfly hatch this weekend. We trundled over to the river, going nice and slow in ‘The Van Formerly Known As Bobby’, stopping off briefly at a junction where the road switches … Continue reading

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Trout v Bass

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Anyone got any more fishing-meets-art sendups? I was just reading a post at Steelhead Diaries and the illustration there set me off. Several years ago art parodies were brought to my attention during a lecture given by an Art History … Continue reading