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    How to Pick the Right Fishing Boat | Saltwater Fishing
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    How to Pick the Right Fishing Boat | Saltwater Fishing

    August 18, 2019


    “Hi, my name is Captain Layne Wagner of Hawk
    One Charters. I’ve been a captain for over 40 years. I’ve fished all over the world and now I’m
    up here in Long Island, New York. You can find me online at Hawk One Charters,
    www.hawkonecharters.com. I’ll be talking to you today about saltwater
    fishing. The saltwater fishing there are three basic
    boats that I’m gonna discuss right now. One is an inshore, bay flats boat, one is
    an offshore, near shore fishing boat and one is a deep sea fishing boat. Now these boats can be interchangeable, but
    they each have their specific use. The inshore bay flats boat goes in shore,
    shallow water fishing, back bays. Then there’s the near off shore which goes
    in deeper water, it’s a little larger, a little stouter a little sturdier, able to take rougher
    water. Then you have your deep sea boat, thirty or
    more feet, tuna, sail fish, sword fish, deep sea fish. So that’s the basic three types of boats there
    are. ”

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    Tanzanian Fishing Villages Turn to Seaweed to Grow Incomes

    August 18, 2019


    Zanzibar, an archipelago of islands off Tanzania, is known for its rich melding of cultures, lush marine ecosystem and majestic coral reefs. But in the last decade, illegal fishing, climate change and an increasing population have taken a toll on Zanzibar’s ecosystem and communities. The size and catch of fish have become smaller. The profit margin of the fishing sector — driven by crude processing methods and informal markets — remains low. Some say Zanzibar is turning into a hotspot of poverty. Nassor Rajab, a fisherman since 1973, says that the number of fishermen has gone up three times, fish species have disappeared, and operating costs have increased. He would like advanced fishing gear, better training in deep water fishing and better access to markets. To take pressure off fishing in the ocean, local residents depend on an important alternative – farming seaweed, a highly demanded raw material for manufacturing medicine and cosmetics. Mohamed Rachid and Zawadi Masudi, seaweed farmers from Mwungoni village, request additional support to increase their productivity, access international markets and increase their revenues. The good news is that local community members like Ramla Talia are already working to conserve the Zanzibar coast and grow the local economy. This effort is supported by a new World Bank program called SWIOFish. Coastal communities are at the core of the program. They focus on tuna, prawns, small pelagics, octopus, reef fisheries and mariculture, such as seaweed farming. They also develop eco-tourism opportunities such as the Jozani Chwaka Park, known for its valuable mangroves and rare Colobus Monkeys. There is hope that good governance, ecotourism, and private sector investment will develop Zanzibar’s fisheries sector in the near future, and then transform livelihoods.

    Mutant Fish Taking Over Waters Around the World
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    Mutant Fish Taking Over Waters Around the World

    August 18, 2019


    – [Narrator] Behind
    running, fishing is the most popular outdoor activity
    for adults aged 25 and up. It’s largely a totally innocent,
    wacky-event-free venture, even being described as relaxing or fun. But all around the world, bizarre creatures are being reeled in, and it’s doubtful that their captors would describe their catches
    as normal or relaxing. Here are 10 mutant fish taking
    over waters around the world. Number 10, cyclops shark. A bizarre discovery was
    made in La Paz, Mexico, in the Sea of Cortez. A pregnant bull shark was
    caught, and its fetuses removed. One of them was an albino with one eye. Pictures of the cyclops
    shark were posted online, and some experts thought it was a hoax. Filipe Galvan, a well-respected
    Mexican scientist, inspected the shark and
    wrote a paper about it, which is under review. Lending further merit to the
    authenticity of the incident, Tracy Ehrenberg, the general
    manager of Pisces Sportfishing, conducted an interview with the fisherman who made the discovery. The man said that the pregnant shark was dead when they pulled it up, and that during the process
    of filleting the shark they found ten fetuses. The other nine fetuses were fairly normal, both in color and the amount of eyes. And, although it’s sad to think that someone still fishes for sharks, even though many species are endangered, and that they caught a pregnant one, this little albino cyclops
    shark is almost cute enough to star in his own Disney adventures. Number nine, mutated two-headed dolphin. A two-headed, mutant dolphin washed up on the shore of Ismire on
    the west coast of Turkey. It’s believed to have only been around a year old when it died, as it was only a meter long. It was discovered by a schoolteacher, who watched in horror
    as the mutant dolphin washed up on the shore. He then called the police, who took the dolphin’s
    body away for testing. Preliminary eyewitness reports said that the eyes and blow hole of one of the heads weren’t open, which may mean that there were further deformations in the creature, other than the glaringly obvious one, which could have contributed to its death. No one knows whether this is a
    rare case of conjoined twins, a natural type of deformation, or deformation caused by contaminants. Another incident of a
    two-headed dolphin-like creature was reported in the Netherlands. They reported the first ever case of conjoined harbor porpoises. It was thrown back into the ocean because the fishermen
    thought it might be illegal to have it in their possession and generally thought it was
    a good idea not to risk it. They did take pictures before
    throwing it back, however. There are a lot of things that indicate that the creature died
    shortly after birth. It’s tail had not stiffened, which is something that
    porpoises need in order to swim, its dorsal fin had not
    become vertical yet, and it still had hairs on its upper lip, which porpoises shed after birth. Conjoined twins are rare, even in humans. But they’re even more rare in cetaceans, a group of animals that include porpoises, dolphins, whales, and
    other similar creatures. In fact, the porpoise was only the 10th conjoined cetacean case at
    the time of this writing. Many people have a soft spot
    for dolphins and porpoises, so the thought of having two times the fun of a dolphin-like creature
    in one animal is exciting. It’s very unfortunate that this story turned out the way it did, instead of resulting in one
    of the coolest animals ever. Number eight, pug nose striped bass. This mutation is fairly
    common in striped bass. They’re called pug-nosed
    because the mutation causes them to have a large, lumpy head. One recent incident involves
    one being caught in Maryland. The mutation doesn’t affect
    whether you can eat it or not, and doesn’t have any
    harmful effects on the fish, other than making it look really weird. Number seven, fish with horns. A fisherman in Siberia was stunned when he reeled in two pike that had horns on the tops of their heads. He referred to them as underwater dragons because of their appearance. The fish, which were identified as pike, had been pulled from the
    River Irtysh in Russia. Locals blamed nuclear debris from Russian missile launch
    experiments for the mutations. The fisherman dried and preserved the fish’s heads and keeps them in his garage, which is probably a good thing because the last thing we need is horned, nuclear dragon fish swimming about. Number six, mutant fish in Russia. A gigantic fish had been
    terrorizing locals in Siberia for months before it was finally caught. It had been attacking and trying to bite anyone who came near it. With a giant head, piranha-like teeth and a broad tail that resembled an oar, it’s not surprising that
    the locals were freaked out. However, It didn’t turn
    out to be a mutant. Experts say it was a wolffish, a type of endangered
    bottom-feeding predator. But, with the amount of attacks, its appearance and just
    the fact that a giant, massively aggressive fish was attacking anything that came near the water, it’s really no surprise
    that locals thought this was either some sort of
    mutant or monster fish. Before I reveal the next example, you should subscribe if
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    on some amazing knowledge that could have filled your brain. Now let’s get back to it. Number five, giant fluorescent blue fish. Residents in Gaston
    County, North Carolina, are trying to figure out
    what this huge fish is and where the video was taken. It was uploaded on Disclose
    Screen’s YouTube channel and simply said that the fish was from a lake in Gaston County,
    but not which one. The fish appears to be
    around four feet long and Disclose says it’s around 30 lbs. Many are speculating that
    it’s some sort of carp, but they have no explanation for its fluorescent blue coloration. About one in a million
    times a rainbow trout will be blue to due to
    a rare genetic variant, but that occurs in approximately
    one in a million cases. If this is what the fishermen saw here, they stumbled across an
    extremely rare creature. Still, its a pretty large fish, and although its coloration
    makes it appear to be some sort of wild Pokémon
    that’s appeared in the lake, it’s most likely not. So, don’t go wasting balls on it. Number four, Russian fish with two mouths. This fish is simply terrifying! It has one mouth on its face, one on its neck, and a bizarre tail. It has a weirdly round body
    that shouldn’t belong to a fish. But even more creepy is the
    fact that it has an odd, bulbous protrusion that appears to be filled with some sort of liquid. The fisherman who caught it speculated that the liquid could be eggs, meaning that there was the possibility of more of these creatures. This isn’t the first fish of
    its kind to be caught though. A Reddit user posted a video that appeared to show a two-headed fish. For a bit, speculation
    was all over the internet about what it was and
    how it had come to be. It wasn’t a conjoined twin, and it hadn’t grown up
    near a nuclear plant, as neat as that would be. Experts said it was a grass
    carp that had been deformed. The second mouth was
    actually a large hole formed because the gill arches
    weren’t connected to its mouth. There was also a fish caught in Australia that had two mouths. Garry Warwick, the fisherman
    who landed this bizarre catch, caught the fish in Lake
    Bonney, South Australia. He told ABC “Both mouths are
    actually joined together. “The top one opens and closes, “but the bottom one
    looks permanently open.” Although he’s been a commercial
    fisherman for over 30 years, he says he’s never seen
    anything like this. Facial deformities in which
    the creature or person has more than one of a
    particular facial feature, in this case two mouths,
    is called diprosopus. It’s commonly associated
    with conjoined twins, although it’s not the result
    of two embryos fusing together, nor is it the result of
    them not fully separating. It’s caused when facial
    patterning acts abnormally. Unfortunately, creatures
    with two faces don’t usually survive because they
    usually have some degree of deformation in their
    internal organs as well. Number three, fish with human teeth. An emperor fish was
    caught by a schoolteacher in the West Papu region of Indonesia. The teacher was astounded
    to find that the fish had flat, molar-like
    teeth that looked human. He gave the fish to a student, who took it home to his family. They were all equally shocked when they discovered its teeth. Rather than eat the fish, they decided to freeze and preserve it. That’s probably a good thing because whatever unholy alliance
    that was forged in order to create this fish is probably
    not safe for ingestion. Number two, the monsterous
    fish from Thailand. A Thai fisherman was out fishing and hoping to catch
    something worthy of a meal. Instead, he pulled in something
    that is pure nightmare fuel. This fish has a long body
    that looks a bit like an oar, a giant mouth filled
    with sharp-looking teeth, and, probably most notably,
    it doesn’t seem to have eyes. No one knows quite what it is. But, the bigger mystery here is where are its eyes and how does it see? Number one, bird fish. This bizarre fish was recently
    caught in a river in Guizhou. It looks like a completely
    normal fish on the bottom half, but the head is where things get mad. Some people say that it looks a bit like the face of a pigeon. Others say it looks like
    the face of a dolphin. What it definitely does not look like is the ordinary head of a
    carp that matches its body. Some people blame its apparent deformation on water contaminants. Others think that this is
    some sort of hybrid creature, but those in favor of the hybrid theory are not in agreement with what animals parented this bizarre creature. Unfortunately, testing cannot be done to shed light on its parentage, either, as the fish was released back
    into its natural habitat. What exactly is a bird fish’s
    natural habitat anyway? Did it fly away or swim? Most of the entries on this list died, either before or after discovery, which makes for an alarming mystery. What entry did you think
    was the most interesting? Let me know in the comments down below, and thanks for watching.

    9 Small Fish That Do Serious Damage
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    9 Small Fish That Do Serious Damage

    August 18, 2019


    From poisonous marine creatures to fish that
    pack a powerful bite, here are 9 small fish that do serious damage:
    Number 9 Boxfish Boxfishes may be small but that doesn’t
    mean they’re easy prey. In fact, few marine predators can actually
    eat adult boxfishes. This is because, whenever threatened, these
    fish can secrete toxins from their skin which act as a chemical defense mechanism. The mucus secreted from the skin of some members
    of the boxfish family contains pahutoxin, a water-soluble, crystalline chemical toxin. This is unique among known fish poisons and
    can break down or destroy red blood cells. When the toxic mucus is released, it dissolves
    quickly negatively affecting fish in the surrounding area. Pahutoxin can be deadly for various biological
    systems and even other boxfishes aren’t immune to it. Number 8 Acanthuridae
    The Acanthuridae family contains more than 86 extant species of unicornfish, tangs and
    surgeonfish. Many of them are brightly colored and therefore
    a popular addition to aquariums all over the world. These marine fish typically inhabit tropical
    seas and they’re most common around coral reefs. Most Acanthuridae species are small with lengths
    of 6 to 15.5 inches. One distinctive feature of the family makes
    these fishes quite dangerous. On either side of the tail, they have scalpel-like
    spines which are extremely sharp. These naturally-evolved switchblades can act
    as a defense mechanism against potential intruders. Some species have additional features that
    make them even more dangerous. The striped surgeonfish, for example, must
    be handled with extra care as its caudal spine is venomous. Number 7 Red Lionfish
    Lionfish are known as fish that can do serious damage because of their venomous fin rays
    that deliver painful puncture wounds. The venom is quite potent and, on rare occasions,
    can be fatal for humans. These fish are easily recognizable by their
    zebra-like stripes, enlarged pectoral fins and elongated dorsal fin spines. Whenever the lionfish feels threatened it
    will spread and present its fins before attacking with the dorsal spines. One common species is the red lionfish, which
    grows about 12 inches long and features red, white and brown stripes on its body. The red lionfish has been designated as an
    invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean Sea and the West Atlantic Ocean. The lack of natural predators has enabled
    the red lionfish to basically decimate local reef fishes in the regions it inhabits. For humans the symptoms of lionfish envenomation
    include extreme pain in the affected area, nausea, dizziness, headaches, fever or breathing
    difficulties. In rare cases it can cause temporary paralysis
    of the limbs, heart failure and even bath. Number 6 Piranha
    No list of dangerous fish is complete without the blood thirsty piranha. There are over 60 piranha species found in
    river systems ranging from northern Argentina to Colombia. Piranhas have deep bodies, saw-edged bellies,
    blunt heads, incredibly strong jaws and razor-sharp interlocking teeth. Most species rarely exceed 2 feet in length. During the dry season, when the water is low,
    groups of piranhas called shoals converge in feeding frenzies to take on large prey. These groups can sometimes consist of more
    than 100 piranhas each charging in to tear a chunk of flesh off their prey. Piranhas are also known to be attracted to
    blood in the water. Attacks on humans have occurred most notably
    in Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina. In 2011, a drunken teenage boy from the town
    of Rosario del Yalta, in Bolivia, jumped out of a canoe into a piranha infested river. The teen was almost eaten alive and later
    died from excessive bleeding. Number 5 Pufferfish
    Also known as blowfish or balloonfish, pufferfish are among the most poisonous vertebrates in
    the world. There are around 90 species in the Tetraodontidae
    family and most of them are small to medium in size. They’re found in warm and temperate regions
    around the world, usually in the sea but also in brackish or fresh water, in some cases. They’ve several defense mechanisms. Pufferfish have excellent eyesight and can
    use their tail fins as rudders to generate sudden bursts of speed. Their best known adaptation for survival is
    its ability to fill its highly elastic stomach with air or water until the entire fish becomes
    almost spherical in shape. Pufferfish have sharp spines all over their
    body and these become visible when it’s inflated. Predators that catch the pufferfish before
    or during inflation may choke to bath. However, the most important defense mechanism
    is the tetrodotoxin, or TTX, which can be present in its liver, ovaries, intestines
    or skin. For people, this neurotoxin can be deadly. Poisoning symptoms include vomiting, dizziness
    as well as numbing and prickling over the body. It’s followed by decreased blood pressure,
    rapid heart rate and muscle paralysis. As the diaphragm muscle becomes paralyzed,
    the victim stops breathing. Number 4 Stonefish
    The stonefish is one of the most venomous fish known to man. These creatures live in mud flats and estuaries
    among rocks or coral formations in the coastal regions of the Indo-Pacific. The stonefish draws its name from its appearance
    which seamlessly blends with the fish’s surrounding environment. They’ve thick bodies with large heads and
    mouths and bumpy skin covered with wart-like lumps and fleshy flaps. When resting, unmoving on the sea floor, it’s
    very difficult to detect. Swimmers who don’t notice these creatures
    may inadvertently step on them, which can trigger a painful and even deadly sting. Glands which are located at the bottom of
    the fish’s dorsal fin spines secrete potent neurotoxins. As the swimmer steps on it, the fish may inject
    a quantity of venom that’s proportional to the pressure applied to it. Stings may also occur on beaches, as these
    fish can live out of water for up to 24 hours. An additional defensive feature was revealed
    by a 2018 study. According to the report, stonefish can extend
    a lachrymal saber, which is a sharp specialized spine, whenever they feel threatened. If left untreated, the sting of a stonefish
    can be fatal. Hot water and vinegar should be applied to
    the affected area, followed by immediate treatment with anti-venom. Number 3 Stargazer
    The stargazer has been called ‘the meanest thing in creation’. In addition to their terrifying appearance,
    some species can deliver venom as well as electric shocks. Stargazers draw their name from the fact that
    their eyes are placed on top of their heads, as if they’re ‘looking at the stars’. They can be found all over the world in deep
    and shallow salt waters. Stargazers have massive heads, large upward-facing
    mouths and their bodies can grow to almost 3ft, for the giant stargazer. Their killing technique relies on ambush and
    they have weapons in their arsenal that can cause some serious damage. Stargazers camouflage themselves in the sand
    and leap upwards to ambush prey. Some species have a worm-shaped lure, that
    grows out of the floors of their mouths and which they can wiggle in order to attract
    prey. Above their pectoral fins, stargazers have
    two large venomous spines. Stargazer species from the Astroscopus or
    Uranoscopus genera can also deliver electric shocks, in addition to venom. All these vicious adaptations are why stargazers
    are sometimes known locally as the ‘mother-in-law fish’. Number 2 Candiru
    Also known as the toothpick or vampire fish, this parasitic catfish is native to the Amazon
    Basin and found in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia. The smaller candiru species are known for
    their tendency of invading and parasitizing the human urethra. Once it enters the passage, the candiru erects
    the short spines on its gill covers and may cause inflammation, bleeding and even bath
    to its victim. One report from the 1800s, talks about a Brazilian
    physician who examined several male patients whose penises had been amputated following
    parasitism by candiru. In 1891, naturalist Paul Le Cointe describes
    an incident involving a candiru that became lodged in the vaginal canal of its victim. Le Cointe removed the candiru himself. First he pushed it forward to disengage its
    spikes and then turned it around and took it out head first. One of the most persistent reports about the
    candiru defies the laws of simple fluid physics. Some locals from the Amazon Basin claim that
    it’s dangerous to urinate in rivers known for the presence of candiru. It is said that the fish can jump out of the
    water and ascend the length of the you’re in column to enter the urethra. Even though fluid mechanics makes this impossible,
    it remains one of the most common myths regarding the candiru. Number 1 Sheepshead
    This deep-bodied flat fish is commonly found on the Gulf and the Atlantic coasts of North
    America. The sheepshead has a silver body with 5 to
    7 broad, dark vertical bands. It has a short mouth, finely serrated scales
    and sharp dorsal spines. The sheepshead can reach 35 inches in length
    and weigh more than 25 pounds, although such proportions are rare. The most unusual aspect about this species
    is its dentition which is eerily similar to that of human beings. Its front teeth resemble human incisors while
    its back teeth look like human molars. This dental pattern enables the sheepshead
    to crush and grind its prey. It can chew through heavily-armored prey like
    echinoderms, oysters or barnacles. The sheepshead is also quite cunning as it’s
    known to steal bait from fishing hooks.

    9 Fish That Hunt Land Animals
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    9 Fish That Hunt Land Animals

    August 18, 2019


    from one species that can effectively
    walk out of the water to another which is known as the fish from hell here are
    nine fish that can hunt land animals before we begin be sure to subscribe –
    they will kill you hit the like button and request any topics you’d like to
    learn about in the comments section below number nine mudskipper mudskippers are
    found in temperate subtropical and tropical regions including the Atlantic
    coast of Africa and the Indo Pacific like the name would suggest this fish
    has several fascinating adaptations which enable it to travel on land as
    well as in the water they’re able to walk or skip on land by using their
    pectoral and pelvic fins on land they survive by breathing through their skin
    throat and the mucous lining of their mouths this is called cutaneous air
    breathing and it’s similar to the way amphibians breathe on land however this
    is only possible when mudskippers are moist which is why they tend to be
    restricted to humid habitats they’re able to regulate their body temperatures
    by digging deep burrows in soft sediments which also protect them from
    predators during high tide on land mud skippers perform a wide variety of
    activities these include feeding courting potential partners as well as
    establishing and defending territories that diets include snails insects small
    crabs and even other mudskippers number eight tiger shark up until recently the
    consensus was that that tiger sharks only feed on marine animals and water
    birds then a researcher from Dolphin Island sea lab named Marcus dreimann
    made an interesting discovery in 2009 after he caught a tiger shark off the
    coast of Alabama dreimann noticed that the shark had coughed up feathers
    interestingly enough these feathers didn’t belong to a water bird
    this led dreimann to suspect that tiger sharks might be supplementing their
    with other types of birds a study followed in which the stomach’s of over
    50 tiger sharks were dissected the contents of about half of the fish’s
    stomachs revealed beaks feathers and feet from terrestrial birds like meadow
    larks woodpeckers and tanika’s the theory is that as they migrate some
    birds lose their way there thus forced to keep
    flying until they become exhausted which brings them closer and closer to the
    surface where the tiger sharks are waiting to snap them in their jaws
    number seven wels catfish wels catfish is by all accounts a true River monster
    in 2009 a large catfish almost drowned the Hungarian fisherman he had attempted
    to grab the fish in a hold but soon regretted the decision the fisherman
    barely escaped with his life after the fish dragged him underwater by his right
    leg wels catfish can potentially weigh over
    660 pounds while measuring up to 16 feet that’s significantly larger than any
    human being even though reports of such giants have
    become a rarity in recent years an interest in tendency has been observed
    in medium sized catfish from the tan River in Alba France
    they’ve reportedly developed an ability to grab pigeons from the riverbanks it’s
    believed that the larger catfish have taken to hunting in the river depths
    forcing the smaller catfish to search for other sources of food it’s also
    suspected that the larger specimens can’t swim the shallow waters to get to
    the riverbanks after the catfish grabbed the pigeons they consumed them in the
    water based on observation they have a kill rate of 28 percent this may seem
    low but it’s actually quite impressive for a fish hunt in an animal that can
    essentially fly away when threatened number six African tiger fish
    this fish genis native to the african continent is commonly referred to as
    tiger fish the scientific name for the genes– is hydra sinners and it consists
    of five species which are all typically by severus meaning they feed on other
    fish Hydra Sina’s attaches however has become recorded displaying a rather
    unique adaptation it’s the only freshwater fish species proven to prey
    on birds in flight its main target consists of low-flying barn swallows a
    sleek body that measures over 3 feet in length and sharp fang-like teeth enabled
    tiger fish to quickly jump out of the water and grab birds as they fly past
    different hunting strategies have also been observed one is to hide just
    beneath the surface and to ambush the bird in flight while another involves
    chasing the bird from the surface and then leaping to grab it the first time
    this phenomenon was observed it happened so fast that the team responsible for
    recording it barely had time to realize what happened
    number 5 eel catfish researchers speculate that the eel catfish uses the
    same method to hunt on land that was used by the first vertebrates to venture
    out of the water around 420 million years ago to catch
    insects on land the eel catfish will arch its specialized spine to rise above
    its prey which usually consists of various insects then the eel descends on
    it trapping his prey against the ground and bend in its mouth around it
    eel catfish jaw muscles a hypertrophic meaning that the cells in the tissue are
    larger which increases bite strength in the water the eel catfish employs a
    different hunting technique it expands its mouth cavity pulling in extra water
    and sucking up prey on land this hunting technique wouldn’t work because air is
    around 800 times less dense than water number 4 silver Arowana
    the silver Arowana is native to South America in some species and known to
    reach almost 4 feet in length in its native waters the silver Arowana is
    known as the monkey fish for its ability to capture prey by jumping out of the
    water they typically swim near the surface
    while looking out for potential prey on tree branches the targets of its jumping
    attacks may include snakes insects bats or birds once it’s found a suitable
    victim the fish unleashes its incredibly Swift attack with a staggering jump that
    can reach over 6 feet above the water surface
    despite this impressive hunting technique the silver Arowana usually
    uses its drawbridge like mouths to eat animals floating on the surface by
    crustaceans or smaller fish number 3 rainbow trout this colorful fish is
    known to fight back when caught and for its ability to jump high above the water
    when hunting prey this predator will eat nearly anything it captures with a
    varied diet including insects smaller fish and even some small land animals
    the rainbow trout usually hunts for land animals during their breeding season
    when the prey is abundant in 2013 a researcher discovered a rainbow trout
    with the remains of 20 shrews in its stomach this furthered understanding of
    how apt the fish is at tackling land prey wildlife experts believe that the
    trout grabs these creatures whenever they venture close to the riverbank
    number 2 Archer fish much like the name implies this
    freshwater fish takes down prey using a ranged attack after the archer fish
    selects its target which usually consists of insects hanging from tree
    branches it contracts its gills to shoot a water stream from its mouth the stream
    is shaped by the fish’s mouth pots to travel faster at the rim than at the
    front forming the type of blob that impacts the target from around three to
    nearly seven feet they’re remarkably accurate shots however even if they miss
    the target the persistent archer fish will take multiple shots what’s even
    more remarkable is that the archer fish will develop its skill through social
    learning this means that they can observe how one member of the school
    uses the shooting technique to later adapt or modify their angles and target
    distances younger fish are initially inaccurate so by hunted in small schools
    they develop their shooting through observation and experience it has
    recently emerged that Archer fish also used Jets to hunt underwater prey
    experts don’t know which hunting technique developed first whether it was
    the aerial or underwater one according to one theory they evolved in parallel
    complementing each other the more they were used by the archer fish number one
    snakehead fish snakeheads are elongated fish with large
    mouths sharp shiny teeth and long dorsal fins there are 40 snakehead species
    belonging to two main types the para China native to Africa and the China in
    Asia since these freshwater fish breathe air through their gills they’re able to
    migrate short distances on land by wriggling with their bodies and fins
    snake heads can travel almost a quarter of a mile on land where they can survive
    for up to four days as bad news for animals on the shorelines or river banks
    as some snakehead species like the northern snakehead can grow to be over 3
    feet National Geographic has described this snakehead as fish Zillah for more
    than a hundred years humans have been introducing snake heads to
    non-indigenous waters where they become invasive and cause ecological damage the
    lack of natural predators in these waters means that snake heads often
    reach apex status they also tend to spread rapidly by the age of two or
    three the snakehead has already reached sexual maturity and a single female may
    release up to 150,000 eggs every two years after it was introduced either
    intentionally or ignorantly in North American waters the aggressive snakehead
    earned the reputation of Frankenfish monster fish or the fish from hell
    thanks for watching which fish do you think is the most apt at hunted land
    animals let us know in the comments section below
    you

    Low water levels causing issues for boaters on Lake Okeechobee
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    Low water levels causing issues for boaters on Lake Okeechobee

    August 18, 2019


    3 OKEECHOBEE WATER LEVELS – CAUSING ISSUES FOR BOATERS THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.NOW THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS – AS WELL AS LOCALS ALONG THE LAKE – ARE SENDING A WARNING- FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS.NEWS CHANNEL FIVE’S ALEX HAGAN JOINS US NOW WITH MORE ON WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU’RE HEADING OUT ON THE WATERALEX?JON – TANIA— THE U-S ARMY-CORPS OF ENGINEERS SAYS LAKE OKEECHOBEE WATER LEVELS ARE JUST OVER ELEVEN FEET.TONIGHT – THE CORPS AND BOATERS ARE SENDING OUT A WARNING IF YOU’RE HEADING OUT ON THE LAKE THIS WEEKEND. 3>3 BOATERS SAY THEY HAVEN’T SEEN LAKE LEVELS THIS LOW- SINCE 2007.ALEX HAGAN WPTV NEWSCHANNEL FIVE. 3

    Aluminium folding trailer: Tip of the Week ► All 4 Adventure TV
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    Aluminium folding trailer: Tip of the Week ► All 4 Adventure TV

    August 18, 2019


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    to and from the campsite. Now it might be only 200-300 yards. But you don’t feel like
    leaving your tinnie up on the beach all night, just in case it drifts away or the crocs use
    it as a teething ring. Well what you can do is, you get yourself one of these little Almac
    folding boat trailers. Now they fold up to virtually nothing. They’re made of aluminium.
    Tough as nails. And you put your little tinnie on top, and you tow it to and from the boat
    ramp. Then when you leave, you just fold it back up, and you stick it on top of your Almac
    boat loader roof rack. Now we would have towed this thing hundreds of kilometers through
    the bush behind the back of the Polaris ranger. And this thing’s taken every beatin’, every
    lickin’ we’ve given it. So I’m going to give the old All 4 Adventure thumbs up. It’s a
    pretty flash bit of gear. The old folding boat trailer from Almac. Almac trailers and
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    SURFACE FISHING FOR CARP – Floater Rota Roadtrip
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    SURFACE FISHING FOR CARP – Floater Rota Roadtrip

    August 17, 2019


    For me floater fishing is definitely the most exciting type of fishing you can do It’s quite simiar to stalking where you can place a bait to them and get them feeding and this is all visual it’s not guesswork it is all quantifiable with your own eyes How can you not love it it’s the absolute nuts I like floater fishing why? It is really good why do you like it? It’s exciting isnt it That will do (laughing) Done! just end it on that I was quite lucky that I was introduced to surface fishing at a young age from the days of a simple bit of bread or some mixers from the supermarket on my bike with my rod and a rucksack full of mixers so from quite a young age I got to learn how effective it can be Floater fishing is something you can do on your own but it’s better to do it with someone else or as part of a team you can share the baiting and also maximise your chances by fishing multiple rods The idea of the whole floater fishing trip came from Alan because no one else is that crazy to want to fish three different venues miles apart in two days Of course I was absolutely buzzing to get out the office with the boys carp fishing can be quite competitive at times and the whole point about floater rota is that it’s not it’s a team effort and everyone enjoys the sucess That coupled with the weather which we got spot on for a change It’s just gone 5am and although i’m shattered and brought a pillow with me to do some sleeping I can’t I’m buzzing 48 hours a load of riser pellet bags full of energy lets go catch some carp I’ve never been to Thorpe Lea before but I’ve heard a lot about this place I wanted to go there the boys knew it had form so that was the first choice of venue Thorpe Lea is a productive day ticket water it’s well stocked it fishes well on the bottom but at this time of year floater fishing and zig fishing is the most productive method Thorpe Lea is definitely a well stocked venue and when we arrived in the swim we could already see backs breaking the surface and disturbances so I got the impression there was already a few fish out there the boys cracked straight on immediately the spod rods were out and there were spombs flying out depositing riser pellets and floaters and it wasnt long before the fish were up feeding We have barrowed round to the other side of the lake these three swims give us access to the main body of water where from past experience we know the fish like to hold up theres plenty of fish out there I’m going to get a bit of bait glugged up get the spomb rod out and start feeding them I took a step back and watched all this unfolding and thought I would try something a bit different just to see how they reacted to it and I went about preparing a sloppy spod mix The wise man says let Mikey do the spombing and I will get the first cast in when they start feeding Edge proper edge It’s going to be a team effort today we are all going to be spombing whoever has got a free hand if they start taking yes! It’s absolutely going off at the minute theres bites everywhere fish everywhere floaters everywhere Floater Rota! After my first couple of fish things were really getting going now it seemed every time I turned round one of us would be into a fish Whether it would be me, Alan, Oli or Mike We really got them troughing and for the next two hours it was hectic it was proper floater rota fishing Things have really started kicking off the fish are really on the munch now swimming around hoovering up the riser pellet and floaters and we are getting a few bites aren’t we wilson Yes it’s kicking off mate Well we had better get back to the action They are troughing! Other rod Alan! And we are hauling! It’s well and truly kicking off now I’ve managed to get some more bait out and they have turned up in numbers Well who is top rod? Wilson Obviously! Crazy few hours all caught some lovely fish time to get on the road Next destination The cameramen were very disapointed in all of us as they really wanted to photograph and film the fish but all we wanted to do was put the rod back out there What a lovely way to end things I could not help myself and I had one last cast That’s me done now I’m going to get my rods packed away get on the move and head off to the next venue We’ve had a sudden change of plan we are going to Horseshoe Lake Gloustershire home of the scalies! Next up we were supposed to go to Bluebell but Oli pointed out it would be a lot more logical to go to Horseshoe first because it was closer to Thorpe Lea so a couple of phone calls to Miles at the Carp Society and we arranged to pop up there that afternoon arriving at around 3pm Another reason for chosing Horseshoe as well was because two weeks prior we hosted the junior carp camp and I wasn’t able to go but I saw some of the incredible fish that were caught and I wanted to go back and have a go myelf This particular time it was very difficult but we still managed to catch some fish The dream was to catch an original Horseshoe scaly it’s an incredible lake at this time of year when the weather is nice the fish tend to push into summer bay It’s approximately five to six feet deep and you can ususally have some great floater action It was very busy in fact summer bay was stiched up and of course with the water being shallow that’s where the majority of the fish were Again working as a team we split up and did everything we could to keep those fish up and feeding Getting those fish up and feeding confidently is what will give you a great floater fishing session and that’s not easy You could potentially feed to much and over feed the fish before getting the hookbait in position You could not feed enough and the fish drift off and lose interest its very importamt that you always get your feeding bang on I will always start my session off using the Riser Pellet there are a deadly edge and they do bring the fish up and get them feeding and along with that you have to be concious of the wind and not losing the fish on the drift keeping the fish in your area of water by regulating the feed accordingly If you can master that all the rest usually falls into place I think that the hardest thing is to be patient and to know when to cast in and when not to cast It can often be quite tough if the fish are quite cute you can spend a lot of time walking and fishing for no reward but you just have to stick at it sometimes it’s like a switch is flicked and fish become catchable Mikey did really well he managed to find a few in the corner of summer bay between a few anglers He got a few fish feeding and managed to nick a small one really good angling It’s certainly not been handed to us on a plate we tuned up full of energy and positivity but the lake is busy and the fish we found were very lethargic Held up tight in the weedbeds Fair play to Mike he got on it went for a mission and found some fish which are more receptive Big up there we go Yes Alan! Me and Oli struggled I walked and walked but I could not get on the fish However on one of several laps I found Oli in a little corner of summmer bay he had managed to squeeze in between two other anglers and got some fish going He said come and have a cast here but I let him crack on I just helped him by baiting up and eventually I landed a fish for him a lovely linear which weeded him up several times but we got it in and we were underway at Horseshoe As the afternoon wore on it just got harder and harder to the point where we were exausted we had so little sleep and had fished really hard I think we all felt like giving up but non of us can do that so off we went in different directions and we covered the entire lake searching for opportunities but they didn’t seem to present themselves We were all sat in a swim Tom had a few fish infront of him towards the entrance of summer bay It didnt take seconds me and Alan were both in the vans drove down there Dan following with the camera and it was last chance saloon really I looked at Mikey and said this is it if we don’t catch one now we are not going to catch another carp from here We had a little crack and as Alan does he nicked one a nice 20lb common absolutely stunning Horseshoe carp and it made the trip worthwhile It’s been a really difficult afternoon we came here buzzing and full of expectation but it hasn’t really gone to plan but it’s still been enjoyable but very hard graft To land this would make it even more rewarding We’ve had to work for that one sometimes you’ve got to What a great way to end our first days floater fishing I love Horseshoe I love floater fishing even more Ready for some food and chill out for the evening We tried to keep the fish feeding through into dark but they didn’t seem to be receptive to it although it can be a great tactic on some venues keeping the fish feeding into the hours of darkness as that’s the time when they are not used to being hooked Then we plotted up for the night, got our bedchairs out and had a nice takeaway I first started using overdepth zigs a good few years ago now and I qickly became aware of hw devistating they are theres two main reasons for this one it allows you to free up your hands eyes and brain to concentrait on the feeding and it allows you to fish multiple rods which could result in more carp on the bank My setup is pretty simple I will always chose to fish with a fixed zig if I can Rod choice I personally like the 3lb scopes a lot of people say that is a bit heavy for floater fishing In my opinion it’s not if you’ve got a big fish burried in the weed you really need the backbone of a 3lb scope to extract it So yeah, rod choice 3lb scope Fixed zigs constructed of weed lead clips so I can drop the lead on the take coming out of that I will fish with a Zig Link which will completely eliminate tangles on the cast and then I will have my Zig Flo hooklink To that I will attach my hookbait I will always opt to use an immitation bait of some description whether it be a mixer or riser pellet imitation and I will finish that off with a knot but also a peice of ZIg Aligna Tube it really does help aid hooking Normally when I go floater fishing I will have two rods set up one will be for freelining and one with a Bolt Machine for fishing at various ranges with a medium Bolt Machine you can cast anywhere from under the rod tip to 80 yards so its a really versatile method of fishing One of the main advantages when you are fishing at that range is that you dont always have to strike sometimes the fish will hook themselves against the Bolt Machine Another major advantage of the Bolt Machine is that if you are recasting all day it is really anti tangle with some other controller floats the line twists or it will tangle round the float but with a Bolt Machine you can pretty much fish all day tangle free Setting up a Bolt Machine is very simple thread it onto the mainline and seat it on the swivel which provides the bolt effect but it will come off like a semi fixed lead if it gets snagged or if you line breaks Onto that you tie your hooklink depending on the fish size and how clear the water is you might go for anything between 6 to 12lb For length that varies depending on how clear the water is and how spooky the carp are and how they are feeding for instance somewhere like Horton where the water is very clear I will use 10-12ft but somewhere like Thorpe Lea where the fish are more competative you can get away with a 6ft hooklink and I will use the smallest hook I can get away with which is usually a size 10 Fang Uni Bait choice I like a popup which matches by freebies so something like a Scopex Squid popup perfetly matches the mixers So we were all up at first light and in the vans and despite not getting much sleep we headed over to Bluebell and we got there for about 8am Other than Oli none of us had visited or fished the venue before but we knew what it contained I was quite excited on the journey up I was tired too but I was excited because I had heard a lot about Bluebell I had never been there for myself I also knew that after failing at Horseshoe I had to make up for it so I was telling myself I had to be on it today and catch some fish Before getting any gear out the motors we decided to split up and try to track these carp down So we walked the whole complex the big lakes and the small ones first one we walked round was Bluebell lake and we instantly found fish It was quite busy with anglers but we found some fish We then went for a look at the big lake which is 20 acres which is called Marrrrrrlan Marsden? Marten? Martian? No! Mallard! Mallard and whats the other one? Why do they name them so complicated? Its just Bird names Are they? Sandmartin is a bird and Mallard is a bird Mallard and Sandmartin We then went to look around the big lake which is 20 acres in size…. do I have to name them? We looked around the biggest of the lakes which is called Marrrrrrten Whats it called?! (laughing) Marlin? Mallard! They were on the sunny banks anywhere where there is some rushes and reeds just basking in the sun and very quickly we ran back to the motors grabbed our gear and set off to try and catch some My first stop was Sandmartin lake where we found a group of fish down a margin they were very cautious but we did get the odd fish feeding Wilson and Alan went over to Sandmartin where they had found some fish in the edge and Tom and I went to Bluebell lake where we had also found some fish in the edge It wasn’t long before one took the hookbait and I was into a big battle great fight in clear water I got in the lake myself because it kept going up a margin and eventually I got a lovely mirror in the net I was off the mark having caught one from Bluebell mega result been here not even been fishing half an hour and one really interesting point there is no one floater fishing Theres a lot of people on the lakes and it didn’t lok like any of then were floater fishing and it just shows that with a good look round with a pair of glasses and some motivation you can find them and get bites hopefully theres going to be a few more of these today Luckily for us the two anglers who were fishing the point were just packing up as we arrived so I jumped in there straight away and after a couple of spombs of mixersand low and behold they started taking straight away Oli was down the bank so I rung him and said unless it’s going off with you I suggest you come up here theres lots of fish and they are feeding I tried to get a few fish feeding down on the wind but they were not interested so I ended up with Tom in the top section of the lake where there were more fish which seemed to be more keen to feed One of the good things about floater fishing is that you can be selective it can be like stalking you can identify individual fish and chose who to cast at and you can pull the bait away from smaller fish you can be quite selective After a couple of spombs they were taking the odd mixer a fish approached from the right direction and nailed it it was a really good common the type of fish we came to Bluebell to catch First cast on Bluebell again on a trimmed down Scopex Squid popup which really closely matches the freebies so no hesitation he saw it turned and grabbed it Then I went on to have 4 in the end It was action and I was loving it the sun was out I was in my element I had my trousers rolled up to my knees in water and it was proper floater fishing The boys did ok over on Sandmartin ad bagged a couple as well but it was a really hot day and it was quite tough fishing It wasn’t long before I was on Bluebell myself and quickly caught myself a beautiful little common It took a lot longer than it should have done I missed a couple but eventually this little common slipped up That will do it took a bit longer than I hoped but it’s a fish from Bluebell Just like at Horseshoe it got harder and harder the fish became more difficult to find everything seemed to be quite lethargic and not interested in feeding and the same applied to us we were shattered We went to Thorpe Lea Horseshoe and Bluebell and there wasnt one other angler surface fishing so that was 48 hours on the bank and I didn’t see one other angler surface fishing and on every lake we went to there were fish on the top We had all caught carp and had them to just under 30lb which shows it’s not just a small fish method All in all it was a brilliant two days fishing you are always on your feet your always active and for me the buzz of seeing the fish getting them feeding and watching them take your hookbait is just one that cant be beaten

    3 Fly Fishing Legends | Cast Northwest | Episode 5
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    3 Fly Fishing Legends | Cast Northwest | Episode 5

    August 17, 2019


    Every culture has its legends, and every sport
    has a culture. In the world of fishing, legends are moulded by time and experience. And they
    embody a vast bank of knowledge that people who share their passion only dream of having
    access to. Unfortunately the best fishermen are also often the best liars.
    My name is Captain Quinn& . (Music)
    I ve been fishing my whole life and sometimes I think to myself or I wonder if I ll ever
    get bored of it? And I ll ever hit a point where it just stops interesting me, or stops
    exciting me. And I ll lose my will to keep engaging in this activity, but then I meet
    people and I talk to people that have been doing this their entire lives. They ve been
    fishing up here 30, 40, 50 years like Fred Philpot, Boy Clay, Rob Brown. They ve creates
    lifestyles that allow them, if they choose to, fish every single day. And they ve been
    fishing their entire lives. They know these stretches of waters in and out. They ve caught,
    they ve probably stopped counting how many fish they ve caught. How many days they ve
    spent on the water. And when I talk to them and when I fish with them they still get excited.
    Like, it s their first time fishing. And I think that that really is a true testament
    to how dynamic this activity is. This sport. I fell really grateful that I am engages invested
    in soothing that can provide me excitement for the rest of my life.
    THE FORESTER My name is Fred Philpot. I was born in Duncan
    British Columbia. I grew up there. Until I finished high school and university and the
    summer of 1961 and I came back here because there we so many big fish and I loved the
    country. So that s why I m actually here in terrace. It s not the success rate that keeps
    me fishing, it s the fact that I like to be here. I love my house and my property. I can
    walk down the back and sit and look at the Skeena River. Like even now get my shelter
    of the trees and just look at the ice and marvel at the country that we live it and
    how it changes from spring to summer and fall to wither and so on.
    (Music) You still have those glasses?
    I kind of reveled in being able to do that where I could walk out my back door and not
    have to drive anywhere. Go down to the rive and catch& well catch everything. Sockeyes,
    pinks, cohos, steelhead and walk home again. There s quite a feeling of satisfaction in
    being able to do that. It s not a journey it s part of your life and part of your backyard.
    Totally. What s your favourite fly to fish with. Do you have one?
    I prefer a waking fly. Or a little trout fly. Probably my favorite is a little catis trout
    fly that Rob showed to me. The day I hooked that 30 pounder that I was telling you about,
    that I think was thirty pounds. I was fishing with rob and he was fishing behind me and
    I hooked five fish that day one of them was the 30 pounder. He hooked and played thirteen
    fish. Fishing behind me on that little wee catis fly. They were feeding on catis flies.
    They were rising and it was an amazing lesson in fishing for me. So I guess that s my favorite
    fly. Wow. That 30 pounder. It ended up getting
    away in the end didn t it? Yep, I had to swim for it because it went
    out into the pool on me and down the next set of rapid into the pool. I waded out. I
    had my wetsuit on because we d been fishing with them. I didn t have waiters on that time.
    So I kind of swam and paddled and floated around the logs and then back down the beach.
    While fishing the fish? While fighting the fish. And I got it. And
    the fish was pretty tired by that point. So I had him played out and he was laying on
    his side in that much water. He was dry and Rob was going to go down and measure girth
    and length because it was huge. And then the fish just rolled and the fly went pechooo.
    And I said fish is gone Rob. And he thought he d catch up and it went flop flop and wiggled
    and so on. So we agreed that it was conservatively 25 pounds and Rob said it could have easily
    been 30 pounds. There was no way that much fish is probably 2 pounds.
    Yaaaa. It sound like that was the inspiration in the final scene in a River Runs Through
    it. You floating down the river with the fish. THE ROD BUILDER
    I think a lot of people out there in this world dream of making their hobby or their
    passion their job. I think that s a goal for a lot of people. It doesn t always work out,
    but in some cases it does. For me it has, and I feel very grateful for that. I m and
    entertainer and I share my passion of fishing and the outdoors with people and it s come
    around to that s what I do as a job and a passion. So when I m out here I m doing both
    and that s very exciting. With Bob Clay, he is recognized around the world for his craft
    in making bamboo spey rods. And that was born out of his passion for fishing and getting
    out here and connecting with the environment. So I find that incredibly inspiring and you
    know, it does sound cheesy to say, but if you do pursue your passion then things do
    have a way of falling into place. My name is Bob Clay. I live here in the Kispiox
    Valley which is north of Hazelton BC. And Hazelton is where the Skeena and the Bulkley
    join and the Kispiox comes in just a little to the north. And the Kispiox is known for
    its big steelhead, sort of the last strong hold of wild steel head. Bamboo is something
    that takes you back. Like for me when I first started fiberglass was the thing. But the
    older guys were using the bamboo. And just to look at those rods took me back in history
    a little bit. Because back in history it s what they used. And they are also very beautiful
    to look at. He may have never fished a bamboo in his whole life but he sees one and goes
    ohhh ya that s what they used and it brings you maybe to that Atlantic salmon river or
    that steel head river of yester year where they were using that type of thing. It brings
    you back to your roots. So that s why they use it and also it s a very beautiful material
    it s got a sole in it that we look at graphite, which is an inert material and it really doesn
    t have that soul. Wood or bamboo if you look at it you can see the grain of it the beauty
    and it s a bit 3D and then there s also who made it and so those people can connect that
    fishing rod to who made it. You know if it s me or another or builder it s someone who
    you may think well they put all their knowledge and everything to make that the best fishing
    rob that they could. So this is your workshop
    Right This is where you make your bamboo rods. And
    on the walls are thousands of photos of steelhead. Mostly steelhead, because this is where I
    live. Most of it s the Kispiox, there s some other river in there. People that I ve known
    over the years. Friends.
    Friends, people that I ve guided, people that I ve met over the years. Like I was saying
    before, the kids got to meet people from all walks of life coming here for one reason.
    The fish That s right
    Bamboo. Why bamboo? Man is always looking for better
    and better materials so he started looking at all the different woods that he had. And
    as he got to go around the world that opens up a new door. There s all these other woods
    around the world and bamboo they thought man that s an incredible strong, it s actually
    stronger than steel by weight. No way.
    Yep, by weight. So if you are going to make something out
    of wood this is actually the strongest and lightest wood to make it out if period. That
    s it. I read in a national geographic that bamboo
    makes up 99 percent of the giant pandas diet. Right they don t eat this kind of bamboo.
    There s a thousand different types of bamboo. Is there really?
    So there s a lot of different type of bamboo. So this bamboo is not wild.
    So you don t have problems with giant pandas eating your clients products
    Right What kind of warranty do you offer?
    So this bamboo is it comes from a region of China and it s the strongest.
    How many rods have you made? We I think like 400 and something now. So
    I usually make. Like this year I made 30 rods, next year I d like to make 24 and then the
    year after that I d like to make 18. So I m sort of not making as many now because I
    m getting to be semi-retired. You re going to be using the more.
    Ya exactly. Well they say that anglers go through and
    evolution. First they want to catch any fish. You know like I haven t caught a fish before
    I want to catch anything I don t care how big how small it is. So they re after anything.
    And then they want to catch a whole bunch of fish and then they want to catch that fish.
    Today might be the day that I ll catch the world record. And their tunnel vision hey.
    And then they don t enjoy the other things around them as much eh?
    Yes. To me it s all about the experience. So if
    I catch a fish that s a bonus. I like catching fish just as much as anybody else. But I try
    not to think about a big fish. Because you know like one of the biggest fishes ever caught
    in a river was the first steelhead a guy ever caught, so like what does that say. He just
    happened to be at the right place at the right time.
    And what abbot the social element to it too. When you are fishing with someone or doing
    anything outdoor there s and honest sort of pure interaction that takes place that you
    really get to appreciate that person and yourself. Right. They say a good fishing partner is
    hard to find. I don t know if you ve found yours yet? Like I can go fishing with besides
    my wife and my kids there s a few people that I really enjoy going fishing with and I can
    t really sort of pout your thumb of it. Like what it is. But there s something special
    about being with that person and you really don t care what the hell happens. It s just
    you re out there enjoying the day with that person. It s really neat.
    THE WRITTER I don t have many idols. Spice girls, backstreet
    boys , Ariel from the little mermaid. And Rob Brown. Ummm, Rob Brown. I didn t know
    this but he actually grew up on the lower mainland. That s where I m from, South Coast.
    And he migrated up this way just as many other people who love fishing have. And he s become
    an icon for younger generations to idolize. He s really good a fishing he catches a lot
    of fish. And he has a lifetime of stories shaped around that. And in those stories a
    bank of knowledge. People like me are thirsty for.
    My name is Rod Brown I was born in Eastern Vancouver I moved to Burnaby as a kid. As
    a young man I was hired for a job in south Hazelton and that brought me up to the Skeena.
    That was 38 years ago now. Devoted angler. I love fishing. I like cross country skiing
    in the winter. I like not having very many people around and I like rivers and mountains.
    I don t know, I guess we are hard wired to be outdoors and I just love being outdoors.
    Years ago I wrote a little piece or maybe it was a letter to the editor of the local
    paper and they came back to me and said can you write a regular column. And I started
    doing that. I studied English in university and I ve always been good at writing or at
    least that is what my teachers taught me. And ya it just seemed logical. It was essentially
    writing a fishing diary and I just started writing for magazine and newspaper and I continued
    to do it for the last 20 years. Living up here, when I went through stressful times,
    everyone goes thorough stressful times in their life to varying degrees. Umm fishing
    saved my life. I just went out there by myself or with a friend and I got into fishing and
    I calmed down and eased my troubles. It s great therapy. For stress. The best days I
    ve had have been out in the winter by myself on snowshoes or skis just going in and maybe
    hooking one fish or maybe none. You know seethe tracks of animals and stuff. And in the spring,
    you know, when everything is broken up and the winter has finally ended and you catch
    your first cutthroat trout. You put yourself back in the nature al cycles like fish are
    feeding on mayflies and mayflies are hatching, bats are feeding on insects at night and you
    come in and you become part of the equation by hunting the fish. You introduce yourself
    in that environment as a predator. But you don t kill any fish or you might kill one
    or two, but being involved in the natural cycles is really energizing and good for a
    person I think. This is what I m absolutely fascinated by
    you and you fishing stories is that you established a baseline from when you moved up here 40
    years ago. You know what the fishing trends have looked like as an effective fisherman
    I m sure you ve become more effective than you were when you first started. And your
    ability has changed, but you have it mapped out. From 40 year until now.
    That s true. That s tremendously valuable to the science.
    Ya. It always has a positive bias. That s true. As fishermen tend to over exaggerate.
    We know that. (Music)
    (Laughing) Big black mouths they get hey?
    Ya, some of them are like footballs they eat so many eggs.
    And so will you get bulltrout in here too? Bull trout and dolly s
    Long and skinny. Very long and skinny
    She does have the spots. Of course I ve got my catch and release tool
    in my pocket. (Laughing)
    Now I have to ask. You obviously, your Rob Brown. You ve obviously heard of Rodrick Haig-Brown.
    I do Another fishing legend of his time. No relation?
    No no no. You re big into music. No relation to James
    Brown? No no, you can tell that by skin colour.
    What about Charlie Brown? (Laughing)
    Actually, I never liked Peanuts so there you go.
    (Music) Right in the side eh. Look at that.
    (Music) Cutthroat.
    I feel very fortunate that I have had the opportunity to meet and interact with fishermen
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    FLY TV – Fly Fishing Big Salmon in Norway (German Subtitles)
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    FLY TV – Fly Fishing Big Salmon in Norway (German Subtitles)

    August 17, 2019


    My name is Antti Guttorm.
    Today we are doing this: I just arrived here by the river
    in Finnmark in northern Norway. I have been fishing the biggest river
    in the region, the Tana river. It is the border between
    Finland and Norway. My father’s family is from that region,
    so I have been fishing there all my life. Later on, I have been fishing more on
    the Norwegian side, the rivers of Finnmark. In this episode we will fish with
    single and two-handed rods for salmon. Let’s go down there
    and try to catch some fish. This is a really nice pool. It has a lot of rocks in it, which is good. It creates different currents
    that salmon like. They can go upstreams of the rocks,
    and sometimes behind the rocks. We are going to give it a try. I want to make sure that I start
    to fish this pool enough upstreams- -so that I am not casting the line and fly
    on top of the fish right on the first cast. I will start with a hitch fly. This is basically the only time I will be
    using a short leader for salmon fishing. Iit is really important that hitch tubes
    stay and wake on top of the surface. It can be hard, especially when there
    are many different currents. You should always control the line,
    stripping it or giving it. You should see the fly on the surface. When using a hitch fly,
    it should not go under the surface. I have gone through the pool twice now.
    First with the hitch fly and got nothing. I also tried a bigger tube fly
    and stripped it fast across the pool. Nothing on that one either. I think I will try once more.
    We will move on if nothing happens. I will just swing the tube fly,
    the classic way of fishing for salmon. Make sure you know the regulations for
    using sinking lines etc. in these rivers. This box contains a lot of flies
    with weight on them. I cannot use all of them here,
    I have asked what kind I can use. You can use conehead flies here,
    but just light ones like this one. I am going to try this one.
    Swing it across and see what happens. Do not lose it.
    Do not lose it. I like to land them by backing up a bit.
    They usually follow you pretty good. You do not need to reel them in,
    they do not like the vibrations. If you just back up,
    they follow you. The tail is quite small,
    so it is hard to get. You really have to press it hard.
    A bigger fish is actually easier. Let’s get it back to where it belongs. We let that one go.
    It is important to take care of the stock. The stocks in these rivers
    are quite healthy. But it is still important
    to let them back into the river. You should especially let
    the big females back. This fish would have been okay to keep.
    It was a small male. If we had kept that fish,
    it would do the river least harm. It is good to have a good pair of pliers
    if you plan to release your fish. I like to keep them handy,
    right there so I can get them easily. I like to use this clear floating line.
    In my opinion, it gives me an advantage. After the first run, the fish may not be as
    spooked as it can be with a coloured line. I saw the advantage with a clear line
    on my first saltwater trip ten years ago. I decided to try it on salmon fishing. My brother and I noticed that it worked.
    We have no scientific proof. We have fished more efficiently.
    I think a clear line helps in these waters. This is one of the most difficult places
    to wade in the whole river. The current is fast
    and the water is quite high. The stones are also quite slippery. I would like to fish the current
    on the other side. When you cross a hard current,
    always wade a bit downstreams. Do not try to go against the current. Let’s see if I can do it without falling.
    Here we go. I am almost jumping with the current,
    on top of the rocks. You can see that we made it. I would not recommend it, but if you do:
    go with the current, do not fight it. We have a fish on. I have no idea what it is,
    it may be a sea trout coming towards me. Let’s wade a bit closer to the shore. Usually a sea trout comes towards you,
    and then they just run. I think it is a dark grilse actually. Just do not let it go between your legs. Well, we just do that. I used a Skagit line and a T14 tip. We went deep and it paid off. It is a nice male fish that has
    definitely been in the river for some time. It is ready for the spawn soon.
    Let’s get it back. I went through the pool
    a couple of times before. Nothing happened.
    I did not even see a fish. I decided to go with a sink tip.
    A Skagit line with a T14 tip. I actually had a bite and a fish on before.
    I think it was a big fish. Many times the take is very gentle
    with this technique, you just feel: And then you feel the weight and they turn.
    That is when you should lift the rod. I have to admit I might have lifted
    the rod a bit too early with that fish. I felt a good weight on the first fish.
    I think it was a big one. I lost it, but I hooked that one
    a couple of casts later. We got that one,
    so it turned out well. Fish on!
    It is a big fish. I think I have a big fish on. I have not seen it,
    bit it is definitely a good-sized fish. Let’s see.
    Let’s see. Oh, it is exciting. It is going upstreams. I just hope I do not get it
    around a rock or anything. It is not doing much,
    so it is not wasting a lot of energy. I try to get it from below,
    maybe go a bit upstreams to the pool. It also has to fight the current. Okay, it is going.
    It is going. I just have to be careful,
    so I do not fall. It does not matter other than
    I will probably get a slack line. And I do not want to lose the fish. I feel it in my biceps. There are really big fish
    caught in this river. I heard that four fish over 45 lbs
    were caught this year. There are really big fish in this river. I do not have any idea about this one,
    but I can tell you that it is big. I think I saw that it is a dark male.
    A big dark male… and now it is going. I hope that it does not go down,
    because than it is a real running match. It is not looking good. I tried to back it up again,
    and I am not using too much of the reel. I am just walking it up. A big fish does not feel comfortable in
    shallow water, but it is enough for it. It is going again
    and I am going to follow it. It might be a running match now. This is definitely sport fishing. We are close, but not yet.
    Not yet. Alright, we got it. I was actually wrong,
    it is not a male but a female. That is a big fish. It is a really nice fish.
    I am really happy. It was hooked well,
    but not too well. There was definitely a chance to lose it,
    but fortunately we did not. We will let it go now. We measured it, it is 3 feet 5 inches.
    We were accurate, it is a big fish. It is a female with a lot of weight on it,
    but we will leave it at that. It is 3 feet 5 inches, it is a big fish.
    We will let it go. There it goes. Back to its element,
    to go spawning soon. We are in August and it was a dark fish.
    We are not too far off from the spawn. You cannot beat this feeling. Skagit seems to be
    the name of the game today. I have fished this pool with floating line
    and many different flies. I tried a really small fly and a big fly.
    I tried a fast and a slow. It did not seem to react any fish.
    We did not even see any fish. I switched to Skagit,
    a floating belly with a T14 tip. We got a bit deeper and it helped.
    We have had good contact with fish. I have hooked several fish here today. I lost a couple of fish, landed a grilse,
    a small fish and now this. I can tell you that
    that was it for me for today. That is enough.
    I am going back to the cabin. It is a bit eaten up,
    but it is a variation of a francis. An olive one with a bit of orange.
    I like that combination in these rivers. It is just a colour combination
    that seems to work really well. That is it!
    I am going home. It is a new day. I like fishing salmon in August as
    the nights are dark, almost pitch black. For a couple of hours at least. I do not like to fish during the night,
    but I do like to fish during the day. Especially if you try to catch them on
    a floating line and a dry fly. You can have a good night’s sleep,
    be relaxed and go fishing. We are in the area
    where the fish enter from the sea. Grilse is a one year old salmon,
    so it has been in the sea for one year. Usually they weigh 2-6 lbs.
    Than there is the two year old salmon. They have been in the sea for two years.
    They usually weigh 6-15 lbs. We call them salmon when they have been
    in the sea for at least three years. When the fish enter the river
    they actually do not eat. So why do they take the fly?
    That is an intriguing question for us. Maybe that is a turn off for
    those who do not like salmon fishing. For me it is a really mystic fish. It is fun to find ways
    for the fish to take the fly. I usually have two rods with me
    when fishing these rivers. Two 7 weights.
    A two-handed 7 weight. And a single-handed 7 weight. I change between them based on which
    technique I use and the conditions. If I am fishing actively,
    stripping the fly or fishing a dry fly- -I would definitely go with
    the single-handed rod. If there is not enough room for
    an overhead cast- -I would definitely use
    the two-handed rod. About 90% of my fishing this time of year
    is with a floating line, like this one. But if the rules allow it
    and the conditions demand it- -I might go down with
    a Skagit line and a heavy sink tip. I also use a Skagit line on
    these light two-handed rods. I use it when the conditions are tough,
    when it is windy I use a floating tip. It will help me to cast these lights rods
    in really tough conditions. That is the normal setup for me
    when I fish these rivers. Let’s see.
    It looks like a fresh one. I was fishing on the swing.
    It is not big, but it is fresh. When you get its head up,
    just try to pull it. We should have it. It is a nice-sized grilse.
    Sea lice, so it is fresh from the sea. You can see the sea lice on it. Let’s get this female back.
    It is very important for the river. It is not a big one,
    but it still is a nice fish. Bye bye! I think this is a dark salmon,
    it looks like a grilse. Yeah, it is a dark grilse. This is a…
    You see the colour of the fish? It has been in the river for some time. You can see it is a male on the jaw.
    We will let this one go. A good release.
    It went back as it should. We are a bit from the sea now,
    maybe about 4 miles away. It is a deeper spot,
    one of my favorite pools in the river. Or actually almost anywhere.
    The water is really clear. It is quite deep over there. I was fishing a normal swing technique,
    45 degrees angle, just let it swing. When you feel the fish, wait.
    No need to pull it right away. Just wait a little bit,
    and it will hook like it did. That is it. This is a tube fly. I like tube flies because first of all
    you can change the hook. A tube fly can last for a long time.
    Just replace the hook if it goes. I do not have any extension tube.
    It is just a thin tube and a loop knot. I actually pull the loop inside the tube.
    It will stay there, just hanging. I just saw some fish rolling
    at the end of the pool. It is probably fresh fish
    entering the pool. It is easier to catch a fresh fish
    that is entering the pool, than a dark one. It might activate the dark ones as well.
    It is a bigger chance to catch something. I am fishing a single-handed rod,
    because I can cover this pool with it. I really enjoy fishing
    a single-handed rod every chance I get. Many times it is a more accurate tool
    and you have a better feeling with it. Nice!
    Jump, jump, jump! A dark fish. Maybe 6-7 lbs. It just had a bite on the previous cast. It was very subtle as if I hit
    a rock on the surface with the fly. There are not any rocks it should hit,
    so I decided to make another cast. And then it took. A single-handed rod is many times
    a more accurate tool than a two-handed. A two-handed rod gives you
    the advantage of casting though. Especially in tight spaces. It is a male. When a salmon wants to run,
    just let it run as it is tiring itself. You do not have to work hard. I think that many people often…
    If they have not caught a lot of salmon… They might panic a little bit. When the fish is running,
    they often do too much. If there is no risk of the fish
    leaving the pool, just let it run. We will definitely get this one,
    if we could just reach it. We are going to have some fun with it. Or he is having fun with us.
    And now he is ready. Yeah, that is it. It is a nice fish. Dark, been in the river for awhile.
    But it is still beautiful. Ake, it is a variation of a classic
    Finnish salmon fly, Sarvijaakko. One of my favourite flies. Okay, swim back. A purple fish in purple light.
    A really nice evening. That is something you have
    to do sometimes when salmon fishing. I am not that surprised,
    I was waiting for it to happen. That is life.
    That is fishing. It was not the first time,
    and definitely not the last time. I have a good fish on,
    but it is going around a rock. Let’s see if we can get it out.
    It is still on, but it does not feel good. Let’s see, it is coming downstreams
    and that might help. Good girl.
    It looked like a girl. It has a bit of colour,
    so it is not totally fresh. It looks like a female. This is a good time to find
    a good landing spot. If the fish cooperates, that is.
    I have a good spot over here. I will try to go there with the fish. This is the best feeling you can have:
    a big fish on. I do not think it is ready yet,
    but we can try. Use a little bit of power. No, not quite yet. Okay, we had it close
    but we spooked it by the shore. It is more difficult getting it now.
    Let’s see if it can follow again. Many times a salmon just follows
    if you keep walking, do not reel it in. They will follow you.
    This one is doing exactly that. Let’s see.
    Back on safe ground. I am taking the line back in some more
    and I am going to pull to get the head up. I am trying to get behind it. Nice! A big female! A big female.
    Look at that fish. It feels good.
    It feels really really good. It is a female fish. This is really the most important fish
    for the river, so we are letting it back. This is the best feeling. I actually like to fish from
    this side of the river in this pool. But it was not easy with the water level,
    so I switched to a two-handed rod. The single-handed rod did not cut it. As you saw, I could not
    really wade in this hard rapid. It was worth the while.
    We caught this one. We will let it go.
    It is time to go back to the right element. We kept in the water all the time,
    so it is ready. Go girl! Yeah! Perfect. Pikku Musta, a small black fly.
    It saved me again. It is a great fly for me.
    This is what salmon fishing is about. This river has a good stock of fish.
    A really good stock of big fish. Like the one we saw.
    It was great to end the trip here. It cannot be any better than this. English subtitles: Daniella Twedmark
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