DID YOU KNOW……?
Porbeagle, thresher, shortfin mako and blue sharks are all present in UK waters. Killer whales are also confirmed in UK waters as well.
(We probably have a rig for that!)
Fish have been on planet earth for 450 million years – twice as long as mammals.
(About the age an average tackle shop owner feels!)
It is illegal to sell seaweed in the UK without a licence.
(We don't sell this.)
Herrings communicate through farts.
(Bit like the mrs.)
During their evolution the anus of the slender snipe eel has moved forward so that it is now located in their throat.
(Do you think in the eel world they are known for talking s**t?)
Shoals of herring can be one square mile in size and contain over one billion individual fish.
(I know of people who would still blank!)
Electric rays, which are found in waters to the west of the British Isles, can give a shock of 220 volts.
Sharks kill 12 people per year while people kill 11,417 sharks per hour.
(So who’s the bad guys?….)
If left to grow to their maximum size cod can reach 6ft 6in in length and weigh 200lbs.
(How many dinners would that make?)
Bootlace worms found around UK shorelines are usually 6-7 metres long, but can grow up to 50 – 60 metres in length – putting them in contention as the longest animal in the world.
(We don't sell these either!)
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"It is only the inexperienced and thoughtless who find pleasure in killing fish for the mere sake of killing them. No sportsman does this." - W.C. Prime, 1888