One fish health rule for catfish, another rule for carp

2 May

FISH movement laws are being scrutinised after Angler’s Mail revealed huge catfish are being transferred without a single health check.

Top carp farmer Viv Shears, seen with a fish he caught himself on his own tackle, has to kill carp for fish health tests before they can be stocked..
Top carp farmer Viv Shears, seen with a fish he caught himself on his own tackle, has to kill carp for fish health tests before they can be stocked.

As Angler’s Mail revealed, big catfish are being moved by the Environment Agency and the Catfish Conservation Group – but …Continue reading »

Wels catfish claimed to be ‘killers’ get rehomed by anglers

23 Apr

THE anguish of children seeing ducks devoured in a lake beside a huge shopping centre has resulted in anglers help relocate the ‘offending’ catfish.

The Essex wels catfish gets captured and re-homed to an angling venue. The practice is more common than you might think.
The Essex wels catfish gets captured and re-homed to an angling venue. The practice is more common than you might think.

The 25 lb wels catfish was captured by the Environment Agency from Alexandra Lake, directly adjacent to the busy Lakeside …Continue reading »

Fishing holiday boss vanishes

5 Apr

CONCERN is growing about the welfare of a fishing holiday company boss who has gone missing in Spain.

Fishing holiday boss Martin Walker
Fishing holiday boss Martin Walker

Martin Walker owns Catfish Capers which expertly organises fishing holiday sessions on the River Ebro. He has not been seen …Continue reading »

Giant catfish landed on ultra-light tackle

21 Mar

DARRELL CARTER showed you can, with care, land huge fish on frail tackle… when he managed to tame this huge catfish on ultra light perch tackle.

Darrell Carter displays the front end of his giant catfish landed on ultra light tackle.
Darrell Carter displays the front end of his giant catfish landed on ultra light tackle.

Experienced big fish angler Darrell hooked the giant catfish at a complex on the Shropshire-Staffordshire border. He brought it to …Continue reading »