While I thought some of those Mitchell 300’s I have buried in the garage are old, this takes the cake:
Marine archaeologists from Stockholm’s Sodertorn University recently found off the coast of Sweden what could be the world’s oldest fishing artifacts. The researchers found found finger-thick hazel rods grouped on the sea bed, which are thought to be the remains of stationary fish basket traps.
“This is the world’s oldest find when it comes to fishing,” said Johan Ronnby, a professor in marine archaeology.
Read more at the BBC
A very cool program to get our boys fishing…even in a combat zone. Thanks to Operation Catch Fish and…more importantly, to everybody who serves!!
As if having the worst uniforms in the league weren’t enough, the Miami Marlins have added some truly bizarre features to their new ballpark, including…yes…an aquarium right behind home plate!
Rush hour traffic is at a standstill on the graffiti-caked overpass 40 feet above our heads. Impatient commuters lay on their horns and bang on their steering wheels like caged monkeys as we hike towards the river. I step over a used rubber glove and then crouch down at the water’s edge near a soiled diaper. I try not to touch the water for fear of contracting some sort of unspeakable disease. A yellow Prestone jug floats by and almost looks as if it’s glowing in the low evening sun.
“Ain’t she beautiful, bro?” my guide asks with a huge grin.
This is definitely not my idea of paradise, but when my spinner gets crushed on the first cast and line starts ripping off my reel at an alarming rate, I start to reconsider. But let me back up here…Click here to read more…