After his death last month he was cremated in a wicker fishing basket coffin, and his ashes were mingled with 30lb of fish food.
Mr Hodge's widow Caroline and daughter Sally were the first to catapult balls of the bait into the River Huntspill to signal the start of an angling competition among Mr Hodge's friends.
Via: The Telegraph UK LINK
Each 2-1/4" tall tin contains one hundred and twenty mints. LINK
Regionally, they're known as bunkers, pogies or fat-backs... but they're officially called menhaden.
Today, one company-Omega Protein-has a monopoly on the menhaden "reduction industry." Every year it sweeps billions of fish from the sea, grinds them up, and turns them into animal feed, fertilizer, and oil used in everything from linoleum to health-food supplements.
massive harvest wouldn't be such a problem if menhaden were only good
for making lipstick and soap. But they are crucial to the diet of
bigger fish and they filter the waters of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts,
playing an essential dual role in marine ecology perhaps unmatched
anywhere on the planet. As their numbers have plummeted, fish and birds
dependent on them have been decimated and toxic algae have begun to
choke our bays and seas.
Via: AlterNet LINK
Due to over fishing in the seas of Southeast Asia the fish head, that Asian culinary delight, may soon be an endangered species.
And with fish heads, what you see is what you get. If the eyes are pink, it means the head is fresh. If it's glassy and grey, give it to the cat.
Previously on Moldy Chum
Catch your own lunch fresh from the waters of Loch Awe at Ardanaiseig, a luxury 16-bedroom country house hotel on the West Coast of Scotland. This summer the hotel is launching Hook ‘n’ Cook, offering both novice and experienced fishermen the opportunity to enjoy a morning’s fishing on the loch, which is renowned for its unusually large trout, followed by an al fresco lunch on the lawn cooked by the hotel’s award-winning chef with the morning’s catch. LINK
Our friend Andy found this on the internets.
Make an expedition to the nearest river full of spawning chum and catch the darkest male you can find, when you can tweak there body and hear the backbone dislodge from the muscle, you've found your keeper!
Enjoy spread thickly over bagels and toast as an early morning breakfast full of energy, or for a pick me up any time of the day!
We would frequently see these beautiful large birds on the South Platte in Wyoming, we love the fact they are turning some real estate developers vision of a private lake into a trout buffet.
Today, on a small lake in this small town, just as they've done every day since they arrived a few years ago, the white pelicans will be trout fishing. This ruffles the feathers of the owners of private Ice Lake. They're real-estate developers who buy the live trout for $2 a pound to stock their lake and are trying to sell lakefront homesites - a 3-acre lot sells for $275,000 - to fly-fishermen and other lovers of the outdoors. Via The Denver Post LINK