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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blind woman breaks TWO world records on holiday after being taught to fish by her husband

Blind woman breaks TWO world records on holiday after being taught to fish by her husband

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 2:28 PM on 27th December 2010

A fisherman who introduced his blind wife to fishing has been upstaged twice - as he watched her break two world records for catching giant catfish.
Retired gardener Alan Penfold, 63, decided to start bringing wife Sheila along on his fishing trips four years ago but wouldn't have expected to be upstaged by his partially-sighted partner.
She has broken the record for the biggest catfish ever caught by a woman and then hooked the largest albino catfish ever caught in two fishing holidays.
Great catch: Sheila Penfold, 59, (right) caught this 214lb giant catfish in the River Ebro, near Barcelona. It was the largest catfish ever caught by a woman. Husband Alan (left) has not managed to better his partially-sighted wife's efforts
Great catch: Sheila Penfold, 59, (right) caught this 214lb giant catfish in the River Ebro, near Barcelona. It was the largest catfish ever caught by a woman. Husband Alan (left) has not managed to better his partially-sighted wife's efforts
Alan and Sheila regularly take trips to the famous River Ebro, near Barcelona, Spain to fish - but Mr Penfold could be forgiven for thinking that his wife's degenerative eye condition Retinitis Pigmentosa would prevent her matching him.
The great grandmother's first big catch came when she caught a 214lb monster catfish in 2009 - the largest ever caught by a woman. The amateur angler had to be directed where to place her bait.
Weighing the equivalent of 15.3 stones - around twice the weight of X Factor judge Cheryl Cole - she posed for a photo with the beast before putting it back into the water.
Husband Alan, who has caught dozens of catfish that are almost as big but never managed anything as large, vowed to snare a bigger monster when the pair flew out for a two week break two months ago.
Within days of the couple arriving in Spain, Alan managed to hook another mammoth catfish - but when he put it on the scales it came to just 2lb under his wife's 2009 record at 212lb.
He then reeled in another giant of the deep, but again he failed to beat his wife's catch after it came in on the nose at exactly the same as his wife's catch the year before - 214lb.
Whopper: This 192lb albino catfish that Sheila caught was comfortably the largest one ever hooked - and her second world record
Whopper: This 192lb albino catfish that Sheila caught was comfortably the largest one ever hooked - and her second world record
Sheila, speaking today, said: 'Alan was happy he managed to equal my catch, but he didn't quite manage to beat it.'
The 59-year-old housewife, who has three children, three grandchildren and one great grandchild, said her second record-breaker came on October 4 this year when she reeled in a rare albino catfish.
She was rowed out into the middle of the river to place her bait before heading back to the shore - and within minutes she felt a tug on her line which she said 'felt like a car', she told the Angler's Mail.
After nearly an hour of reeling the fish to the surface, she almost dropped her rod in amazement when she heard people shouting around her that it was a very rare catfish.
Four fellow fishermen and the tour guide helped Sheila, from Wandsworth, south London, get the huge fish onto dry land.
The previous world record for an albino catfish- caught by either a man or a woman - was just 179lb, almost a stone lighter than Sheila's catch.
Speaking about the moment she hooked the albino catfish, Sheila - who is just 5ft 3ins - said: 'When I first felt the tug I thought, 'this is either a good biter or a massive fish and then all of a sudden it started streaming off the line and it felt like I had hooked a car.'
Sheila said: 'I only started fishing four years ago after Alan and my son Arthur said how much fun it was, so I thought I would give it a go.
'My first catch was a 106lb catfish and I never really thought I'd do much better than that, but now I have two world records which is amazing.
'It's funny really because Alan matched my 214lb catfish this year, but then I go and get another world record by catching a 192lb albino catfish which put his catch in the shade somewhat.'
Alan said: 'What can I say. She's got two world records and I don't have any.
'Even when I managed to catch a whopper I couldn't beat her.'
The biggest catfish ever caught in the world by a man is a staggering 646lb - or 46 stone - Giant Mekong Catfish caught in Thailand in 2005.

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Barra may be a world record

Barra may be a world record

THE world's fishing spotlight is set to shine on Lake Monduran with possibly the biggest ever barramundi caught on rod and reel claimed there. Denis Harrold and Mick Self with an unofficial world record barramundi caught out of Lake Monduran.
THE world’s fishing spotlight is set to shine on Lake Monduran with possibly the biggest ever barramundi caught on rod and reel claimed there on Tuesday night.
Fishing from a kayak, Mackay’s Denis Harrold landed the monster fish which tipped the scales at 44.6kg. It measured in at 135cm with a whopping girth of 107cm.
The Monduran fish broke the old mark, held from 1999 by a Lake Tinaroo fish weighing 37.85kg, by almost 7kg.
The big barra fell to a slow trolled 130 Squidgy slick rig soft plastic in black/gold colouration.
As well as the challenges of fighting such a big fish from a kayak, Mr Harrold hooked it on a “really light combo” because he “likes to accentuate the fight”.
Once it realised it was hooked, it peeled 80m of line from the reel before crashing across the lake’s surface.
“When I heard it crash I knew it was a big fish,” Mr Harrold said.
“I didn’t realise it was a world record barra, but I knew it was a snodger.”
Mr Harrold and his fishing partner Mick Self had landed about 15 barra during the four nights they had been at the dam.
Their haul had included five fish between 123 and 127cm.
Bundaberg Sportfishing Club weighmaster/recorder Elle Hodge confirmed the catch on official scales yesterday.
But Mr Harrold’s joy was tempered after he was told he could not claim the record because he did not belong to a relevant sportfishing organisation.
But Bundaberg Sportfishing Club secretary Geoff Hodge confirmed an International Gamefishing Association (IGFA) all tackle record application could be submitted with the appropriate fee.
“I was happy when I saw 135cm. When I saw 44.6kg on the scales I was ecstatic, but when I found out it was eligible for a world record, I was absolutely delighted,” Mr Harrold said.
Back in June, New South Welshman Glenn Smith pulled in the second biggest barra on record at the time at Lake Awoonga Dam. It was 132cm, weighed 36.56kgs and was 100cm around.

Snake catch and eat fish

THE best fishing song

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bruce Molsky--Fishin' Blues

Taj Mahal - Fishing Blues

Henry Thomas - Fishing Blues

Charlie Pack: "The Fishing Song"

Fishing song

Who said women can't fish

Fishers not discouraged by cold weather

Island fishers not discouraged by cold weather

With water temperatures dropping into the upper 50s, don’t be discouraged to go fishing, just change your tactics. Changing strategies may consist of changing locations, switching bait and slowing down with artificials. Keeping these three options in mind might help you catch more fish on those chilly days ahead.
Changing location: When water temps drop below the fish comfort zone, they tend to search out warmer water. Our job as fishers is to find those warmer areas so we can find the fish. Where do you find warmer water? Well, there are a number of indicators. Objects in our environment that generate heat are a good start. Things such as a black muddy bottom in the bay or areas sheltered from wind could allow for a couple of degrees higher water temp.
Another good place to find warmer water is in canals. The concrete sea walls on either side get warmed by the sun and that warms up the surrounding water. You may also find fish in deeper water, as well as warmer water. Water temps in deeper water tend to stay consistent, whereas shallow water can be quickly affected by air temp and wind.
Switching baits: Yes, we all know that shiners, in most scenarios, are the best bait for inshore fishing. But as the water temps drop, shiners get harder to find. You may also find they don’t work as well. Live shrimp is a likely alternative. Cooler water temps tend to make some of our inshore species lethargic. Instead of chasing down a shiner, using a lot of energy, these fish choose to conserve energy and become opportunistic in their feeding habits. A live shrimp is much easier to capture than a shiner or pinfish. Shrimp are readily available at any bait shop, plus they stay alive long periods of time if handled properly.
Slow it down: Generally, in the wintertime we use a lot of soft plastics for trout, redfish and snook. We’ve already established that the fish are lethargic and they don’t want to work too hard to eat. So you need to put your jig in the strike zone for a longer period of time. Slowing down the action of your jig will increase your chances of hooking up. Also, try the new scented plastics. They seem to work best in a cold-water scenario.
With these three examples in mind, your next cold-water fishing trip might turn out better than you expected.
Until next week, think like a fish and seek warmer water.
Capt. Warren Girle reported that “before the cold hit” he was catching nice flounder off the structure just off the beaches. Also in the same areas, Girle encountered some keeper cobia. “There are still a few around,” Girle said.
In the backwater of Sarasota Bay, Girle has been catching keeper redfish, but the fish scattered once the water temperature dropped. Girle said he’s been fishing the deeper potholes for the redfish. “They’re like little ice blocks out there,” Girle said.
Bluefish in the 2- to 4-pound range are still abundant in Sarasota Bay. Girle has been hooking up bluefish while working the deeper flats for trout. “The trout bite has been pretty good,” Girle said. “If you can get past the bluefish.”
Jonny Keyes of Island Discount Tackle said, “It’s time to start fishing the bridges, docks and piers.” Species such as black drum, sheepshead and flounder are being reported, as well as small grouper and redfish. Best baits for these fish have been fiddler crabs, live or frozen shrimp and Berkley Gulp.
“Use stout tackle,” Keyes said. “You need to be able to get these fish away from the structure as quickly as possible. If you don’t, they will cut your line on the structure.”
Wade fishing has been good this week. “Try fishing the deeper pot holes and drop-offs,” Keyes suggested. Live shrimp and soft-plastic baits in chartreuse or root beer have been producing small flounder, sea trout, ladyfish and “rat reds.”
Keyes said he’s anticipating the pompano bite will turn on any day now. “Keep a pompano jig ready,” Keyes said. “In case you skip some behind the boat as you’re running the flats.”
He also suggested a stinger hook added to your pompano jig could result in multiple hookups, as well as multiple species. “Those pompano jigs catch everything.” Keyes said.
Offshore reports have been hard to come by this week due to the weather, although, Keyes said, “The bite should really turn on once the seas calm down.”
Tom Cassetty at the Rod & Reel Pier said black drum and sheepshead are being caught in the mornings and early afternoon. The black drum have been hitting on shrimp and fiddler crabs, fished under the pier. “The sheepies are being caught on fiddler crabs,” Cassetty said.
Other catches at the pier include redfish up to 22 inches, flounder and bonnethead sharks in the 3-foot range. Cassetty suggested using fresh-cut mullet or ladyfish for the sharks.
Jamie Forster at the south pier on the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers reported an array of wintertime species being caught. “A lot of keeper gags are being caught on free-lined pinfish and grunts,” Foster said. “They’re also being caught on Spanish mackerel heads,” she added.
There is still bait around the piers, which has been a food offering for mangrove snapper, flounder and silver trout. “Doc’s Goofy jigs are working good for the silver trout, too,” Foster said.
Bonito and bluefish have infested the waters around the pier, feeding on threadfins and whitebait. Gold spoons have been the lure of choice, but live threadfins have been producing fish as well. Foster suggested that fishers “look for the diving birds” to find schools of blues and bonito feeding.
Pier fishers also are producing nice catches of sheepshead on fiddler crabs and cut shrimp.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters reported that in spite of the cold weather, he’s been able to catch some nice fish this past week. Howard reported that trolling for grouper, using Gold Long A Magnum Bomber lures rigged on planers, is producing some nice keeper-sized fish. “Grouper to 12 pounds have been chewing inside Tampa Bay and on the nearshore artificial reefs,” Howard said.
Last weekend, Howard used shiners he netted at the Skyway Bridge and was able to have some nice action using a small split-shot and 2/0 hooks. “The redfish, flounder and speckled trout bite was good in spite of some tough conditions,” he said.
Looking forward, Howard said, the use of shiners for flats fishing is giving way to live shrimp and artificial baits like Berkley Gulps, DOA shrimp and other soft plastics.
“The mullet fisherman on the water are working the schools hard, and the cold temperatures also have signaled the arrival of the winter pattern.” Howard added. “A change in tactics from the fall pattern will produce some nice fish for fun and dinner.”
Capt. Wayne Genthner of Wolfmouth Charters reported that the black drum and redfish were on the move this week from the all over the bay and channels into the backwater. Genthner said his charters this week brought in nice catches of flounder caught on jigs, shiners and live shrimp, sheepshead up to 4 pounds and redfish in the 20- to 26-inch range.
Genthner used 1/0 circle hooks and 14-pound leader to bring in these fish. “With the clear water, you have to downsize your tackle in order to hook up with fish,” Genthner said.

Fishing Simulator 2 version 2.13d [2009/ENG/PC]

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Fishing Simulator is a real time fishing with real life graphics to enhance game play. There are various lures,floats and baits to play around. The different weather and the climate makes it more realistic. The real time mode makes the player feel like you are fishing even now. The reason is that sometimes in real life, it is hard to catch fishes in winter or summer.

So if you are not catching any fishes, then maybe switching the date can also help. There is three manuals inside the game as well as a website for more help needed.
For the fans of fishing game, you can register and download the game as well as add-ons on the authors homepage. In addtional, there is online game play and challenges like who catch the biggest fish online. Great game for the fishing fanatics !

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Selecting The Right Bass Fishing Tackle

Component of a good bass fishing tackle set is the form of lure to utilize within the water to grab the fish. The kinds of lure employed is going to alter based on the time of day that the fisherman is heading fishing, so he has to have a diversified source of lure in the tackle box in order to be ready to fish whatsoever occasions of day, from morning to evening. Besides that, based on the type of bass to be caught, for example selecting striped bass fishing tackle which is for your ocean versus around the lake, you will discover even far more concerns to become produced in bass fishing tackle.
This is generally recommended that there be at least 3 rods and additional line that’s stored within the ideal bass fishing tackle items. There ought to also be distinct sizes of hooks based on the distinct sizes of fish being looked for. You’ll find also incredibly mild fishing rods which are accessible due to advances in technology which usually are employed with lighter line, such as only making use of 4 to 8 pound test line as opposed to ten to fifty pound line. These rods ought to simply be employed in far more closely fished waters as opposed to out around the open ocean or obscure lake exactly where bigger fish are far more specific to become found, needing heavier bass fishing tackle.
Different types of Bait
Although qualified bass anglers do not maintain reside bait within their bass fishing tackle, it is actually an option to implement when bass fishing. It is an particularly good method to help a child to become enthusiastic about fishing since it’s enjoyable to load reside bait onto the hooks. enjoyable to load reside bait onto the hooks. Crawfish and shiners are two different types of reside bait that could be a part of the bass fishing tackle box, but these are commonly employed around the surface with the water, such as when fishing during the mornings. Reside fish can also be employed but are just a little trickier to tie onto the line, commonly requiring that they be hooked by way of the lips or by way of the dorsal fin so that they travel by way of the water in a very way that is certainly appealing towards the bass.
For far more enthusiastic anglers, you can find other kinds of baits to become found for your bass fishing tackle box, such as buzzbaits and spinnerbaits, that are employed within the morning to appeal to the fish. These kinds of lure can be retrieved incredibly swiftly in contrast to others so that you can make them stir up the water behind them and appeal to the bass. For the midday, crankbaits are commonly employed to try and lure the fish out of hiding around the bottom with the lake exactly where they go during the sizzling hours with the day. These may be employed with or without weights, based on the time of day and place with the fishing spot.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Crazy frog fishing

Crazy frog fishing

Bikini Fishing

BABEXTREME TV- Bikini Fishing 

How Fast Can Fish Swim?

How do fish swim

Fish swim by flexing their bodies and tail back and forth. Fish stretch or expand their muscles on one side of their body, while relaxing the muscles on the other side. This motion moves them forward through the water.
Nothing gets the adrenaline going faster than watching your backing rip off your spool with ungodly rapidity. Or closing your eyes and listening to the sound or your drag melting. I did some quick searches on fish speeds, to get an idea of the fastest fish.
Indo Pacific Sailfish
Indo Pacific Sailfish
Pacific Sailfish = 68 mph
Mako Shark = 60 mph
Wahoo = 59 mph
Mahi Mahi= 57 mph
Blue Marlin = 56 mph
Bluefin Tuna = 44 mph
Swordfish = 40 mph
Bonefish = 40 mph
Yellowfin Tuna = 40 mph
Barracuda = 36 mph
Tarpon = 35 mph
Rainbow Trout = 23 mph
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santa claus fishing

Dave Scaddens interview with Santa Clause

Incredible Genuine Striking Rattlesnake Surf Fishing Rod