137: Salmonid Studies with Richard Kennedy

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4ikt1WzSJ6wlej7I7vRI9g?si=d403613d01874ce6 Salmonids are fascinating fish and that’s not only because of their life history strategy. They also have huge importance for the health of ecosystems. And, albeit to their detriment, they are also important for the economy. Of course, I cannot omit the fact that they are prized by anglers as sport fish. Even though … Continue reading 137: Salmonid Studies with Richard Kennedy

Angling for Critically Endangered Fish

My good fishing buddy posted some photos from his two-day boat fishing trip. One of the typical grip-and-grin photos showed him with the porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus). This made me envious. As a compulsive-obsessive shark angler, I chased these sharks for many years. I was only successful once and the specimen I caught was very … Continue reading Angling for Critically Endangered Fish

Episode 74: Marine Recreational Angling with Diarmuid Ryan

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4UdEeh5g9vMMaKWqHLLaH7?si=R1Ns1CFiQ-u7FCO9JY_kkg&dl_branch=1 A few weeks ago Inland Fisheries Ireland distributed an online survey through social media, looking to gather information from all Irish sea anglers. The survey was part of a new programme called the Irish Marine Recreational Sea Angling Survey or IMREC for short. IMREC’s aim is to show how fishing activities relate to stock … Continue reading Episode 74: Marine Recreational Angling with Diarmuid Ryan

Lockdown Fishing

Like most of you I feel the impact of the covid pandemic. Outdoor pursuits are among the impacted activities. Even though many of them could be considered the original forms of social distancing. Obviously any travel, even very near, is off the table. Luckily for me I have access to a beautiful coastal area just … Continue reading Lockdown Fishing

Episode 70: Field Sports with Matt Cross

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4runIYN7xzIBVkzua50v8u?si=pmAiwMtcQvSicegPBDxz2g&dl_branch=1 As regular listeners to the podcast might remember, in episode 47 we hosted Matt Cross, a field sports journalist, writer and blogger. At that time, we talked about yet another unlawful killing of a hen harrier. That episode was specifically focused on the issue of raptor persecution and we didn’t have a chance to … Continue reading Episode 70: Field Sports with Matt Cross

Episode 67: World Sport Fishing with Richard Sheard

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3aR10DC8UsvcBJOixiZ4yA?si=cKQsSPdgRc64LoYkm7tM5A&dl_branch=1 I had the pleasure to fish with Richard a number of years ago on the waters of Bjagos Islands archipelago in Guinea Bissau. That is without a doubt one of the highlights of my angling career.  Richard runs World Sport Fishing, a fishing and shooting holiday outfit. So if you are after a bucket … Continue reading Episode 67: World Sport Fishing with Richard Sheard