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Angler’s prosthetic limb lost overboard in fishing contest
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A fisherman has described how he was left without his prosthetic limb after a tug-of-war with a fish. Armed forces veteran Jack Wiseman told WFTV how he was competing a Memorial Day tournament when the altercation occurred. Making a claim on his fishing insurance for a lost rod was almost not the only thing the experienced angler had to worry … More

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Fisherman catches mutant fish in Cambridge lake
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A fisherman from Cambridge has described his shock at catching a "Frankenstein" fish. Mark Sawyer was so shocked by what he hooked he took a photograph of the unusual creature before throwing it back into Magpie Lake in Landbeach. The 53-year-old, who may have invested in angling insurance before his expedition, said the fish appeared to have been made up … More

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Friend ruins angler’s chance at record-breaking catch

A fishing enthusiast who landed a record tuna has been told his feat will not be recognised as a companion touched his rod. Robert Pedigo spent 30 minutes battling with the 30st 7.9lb creature off the coast of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, the Sun reports. However, the catch cannot be recorded by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), as boat … More

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Fishermen land giant catfish in Italy

Three men were dragged nearly a mile as they battled with a giant catfish that was caught on the River Po in Italy. Stefan Seuss, Uli Schuppler and Patrick Nimz finally landed the 218lb beast after guiding into the shallows, where they posed for a photograph with the 7ft 8ins monster, the Sun reports. Individuals planning to catch their own … More

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Drought ‘could lead to rise in fish deaths’

Falling water supplies could cause many rivers to become "unfishable", as drought continues to affect rivers near Sheffield. The local Star newspaper spoke to one of the city's team of Don river stewards, who explained how the dry weather has had a damaging result on waterways. Adam Rollitt stated: "The water level has dropped by between ten and 15 centimetres … More

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