Arran reserve reveals marine protection works

Last summer, on the Isle of Arran, off the west coast of Scotland, we watched an excited young lad walking down to the water's edge, fishing rod in hand. Sadly, his chances of catching anything were slim to remote.

Physics give rise to a new fly rod

A new Norwegian fishing rod is about to be launched onto the world market. The inventor calls it fly fishing's equivalent of carving skis.

Male sex ornaments are fishing lures, literally

Talk about a bait-and-switch. Male representatives of the tropical fish known as swordtail characins have flag-like sex ornaments that catch mates just like the bait on a fishing rod would. What's more, a study reported online ...

Creatures from the deep surface in NY exhibit

They have their own lights, teeth, and weird names like vampire squid, stoplight loosejaws, and bristlemouth -- meet the weird denizens of the deep surfacing for an exhibition in New York starting this week.

River crests in Memphis; states downstream prepare

(AP) -- The Mississippi crest rolled past Memphis on Tuesday, going easy on much of the city, yet downriver in the mostly poor, fertile Delta region, floodwaters washed away crops, damaged hundreds of homes and closed casinos ...

Virtual fishing to get reel in Japan

Good news for busy, urban anglers: Japanese toymaker Tomy will release an augmented reality fishing rod allowing users to feel a bite and reel in a heavy fish regardless of their location.