Tuesday, 18 October 2011

One-eyed albino 'cyclops' shark

A fisherman has discovered what appears to be a shark with a single eye in the centre of its face.

The albino ‘cyclops’ fetus was cut from the belly of a pregnant bull shark caught in the Gulf of
California this summer.

The one-eyed shark has achieved cult status since Pisces Fleet Sportfishing published pictures of it in July, giving rise to rumours of Photoshopping or other hoaxes.

But shark researchers who have examined the creature say it is genuine, although it is unlikely it would have survived after birth, MSNBC reported.
Shark expert Felipe Galvan Magana, of Mexico’s Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias del Mar, said: ‘This is extremely rare. As far as I know, less than 50 examples of an abnormality like this have been recorded.’

The shark’s condition is known as cyclopia, and is a rare congenital disorder characterised by the failure of the front portion of the brain to properly divide the orbits of the eye into two cavities.

Cyclopia occurs within the spectrum of brain and face defects known as holoprosencephaly, which in severe cases can result in miscarriage or stillbirth.

Friday, 14 October 2011

The new Shimano Baitrunner XT-A LC is here!


When you're looking for reliability, durability and great distance casting when buying a reel, Shimano Baitrunners are synonomous with these qualities. The Big Baitrunner LC was iconic in this category.  However Shimano have done it again and given the LC a dramatic facelift to create a reel that pushes the boundries again the Shimano Big Baitrunner XT-A LC.

The XT-A LC has a new design however still maintains the strong image of it's predecessor.  The integral parts are stronger and smoother, the oscillation speed has been reduced by adding more gears internally and the cap bail is replaced by a cone type that directs the line more easily to the line roller.  The XT-A LC also features an AR-C spool with slow oscillation Aerowrap II line lay.  All of this resulting a reel with superior casting performance.

The Shimano Baitrunner XT-A LC is the ultimate long range carp and specimen reel and is certain to be a sure-fire winner with anglers.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

The Wychwood Solace 10 ACS Reel

The Wychwood Solace 10 ACS Reel never seen on a carp reel before with our patented Auto Clip System. The Solace 10 ACS reel ensures accurate casting time after time. This clever device enables you to 'clip up' just like any other reel, but will automatically disengage if a fish takes line. This means that you can fish safely 'clipped up' even when after the biggest of fish. The ACS Clip System will change the way you fish.
  • 10+1 stainless steel bearing
  • 5:1 retrieve ratio
  • Anti twist line roller
  • High strength drive gear
  • Worm shaft system
  • 2 aluminium spools with world wide patented design ACS Clip System
  • ACS Clip System does not damage the line
  • Double handle with soft rubber grips
  • 1 spare single handle with soft rubber grip
  • Stainless steel large diameter bail arm

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Hardy & Greys October 2011

October's edition of Hardy & Greys is now available online! If you haven't seen it before, Fin & Fly is Hardy and Greys monthly e-zine where you can read about fishing tactics and tips, and Hardy Academy members share their latest fishing experiences. It's always filled with awesome photography, up to date information and this month articles include - The NEW Chub Vantage Clothing Range with reviews of the Vantage All Weather Suit and the Vantage Weathershield Jacket

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