An ancient white sturgeon caught in Canada

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An ancient fish recently caught in the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada is described as an extremely rare catch, according to CTV News.

A group led by Fraser River Lodge staff managed to bring back a 3.5m-long (11.5ft) white sturgeon to an area near Agassiz.

The fish measured 56 inches in circumference and weighed 800 pounds. His age is not known, but he could be over 100 years old, given his size. The monstrous sturgeon had never been tagged before, so this may have been the first time it has been caught.

“Such captures are extremely rare and always exciting to be a part of,” said a representative from the lodge.

It took over an hour to land, in part because the three who took turns had to maneuver around the bridge piers and an island, all as the boat struck parts of sunken trees.

When it was finally introduced, it was measured, scanned, tagged, and released. Lodge guides kept tabs on the sturgeon, making sure it was ready to be released.

According to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, white sturgeon are the largest freshwater fish in Canada and have been around for millions of years relatively unchanged.

Bottom-feeding fish are in critical decline in parts of British Columbia and among wildlife protected under the Species at Risk Act.

The Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society has stated that the white sturgeon can live over 150 years and grow up to six meters in length.

Two men sentenced to jail and fines for illegal salmon fishing
Mr Michael Malone of Monastery Avenue, Taghmon, Co Wexford, was sentenced to five months’ imprisonment, € 2,000 in fines and € 1,245 in court costs, following a recent lawsuit by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) in Kilkenny District Court.

On the same day, in Kilkenny District Court, Mr. James Malone, of Cuis na Bearu, Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment, a fine of € 1,500 and € 1,245 in costs. of justice.

Fisheries staff told the court how the two men were seen fishing illegal nets on the Barrow River, attempting to catch salmon.

Legal consequence of the use of a boat Contrary to section 285 (A) (1) of the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act 1959, the boat was seized and is now automatically confiscated.

The breaches occurred on July 21, 2020 on the Barrow River in Bauck, Co. Carlow / Kilconnelly, Co Kilkenny.

Justice O’Shea convicted the accused on all counts under Sections 96, 97, 65 and 285A of the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act 1959. The case was appealed to the Circuit Court.

Severe fish kills reported at Barnagrow Lake in County Cavan
Severe fish kills at Barnagrow Lake, near Shercock, County Cavan and in the Annalee River and Upper Erne Watershed, is currently being investigated by fisheries staff following a call from a member of the public.

It is estimated that over 5,000 fish perished, including bream, roach, perch and pike. Samples were taken for further analysis.

Initial investigations indicate that a severe algal bloom, combined with high water temperatures and low oxygen levels, are the likely causes of the incident.

Dr Milton Matthews of the North-Western River Basin District said: “Unfortunately this is a very high fish mortality affecting several age classes of coarse fish and it is the greatest mortality. of fish reported nationally in 2021 to date. “

Fish-Live-Learn with Glenda Powell on Blackwater
A Fish-Live-Learn meeting with Glenda Powell will take place on Saturday August 21 at the Blackwater Salmon Fishery (found on Google maps). To book, contact [email protected]

The day will consist of a fishing trip on the Blackwater for trout and salmon (a salmon license can be purchased the same day). Powell will check each individual’s fishing gear and casting instructions will be given in group sessions with one or two handed rods.

World renowned fly casting instructor Glenda Powell demonstrating throwing techniques on the Blackwater River.

A barbecue at lunch time will also be provided.

Fish-Live-Learn subscribers will cover the cost of the meeting. If you are not a subscriber or would like to bring a friend, please follow the link above.

41st Lough Melvin Open Trout Boat Competition
The 41st Lough Melvin Open Trout Five-Day Boat Competition is scheduled to take place August 25-29, 2021, with fishing from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registrations are limited to 50 boats on hot days on a first come basis and no registrations will be accepted by phone.

For details on registration forms, etc., call Terry McGovern, 078 5119 5320.

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