Janet Mcconnaughey, Associated Press Updated 9:15 am PDT, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 In this on July 5, 2019, photo, provided by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Brandon Griggs, Marvin Griggs, Paul Edwards, Taylor Criddle, Hunter Griggs, and James Boyd pose in Madison, Miss., with a state record-tying alligator they caught earlier that day. The 10-foot-long female tied the record for longest female alligator caught in public waters, and the photo was taken after the record was certified. In all, hunters harvested 918 alligators in public waters this year, 1a53 more than last year, according to Ricky Flynt of the state's Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. (Ricky Flynt/Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks via AP) less In this on July 5, 2019, photo, provided by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Brandon Griggs, Marvin Griggs, Paul Edwards, Taylor Criddle, Hunter Griggs, and James Boyd pose … [Read more...] about Hunters bagged 918 alligators on Mississippi public waters
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PUBLISHED: 11:30 14 September 2019 | UPDATED: 11:37 14 September 2019 Ross Bentley Pacific oyster Picture: Paul Brazier/CCW Archant Non-native Japanese skeleton shrimp, orange sheath tunicate and American slipper limpet all found at the Port of Ipswich. Slipper limpets Picture: GBNNSSAn insight into the creatures that inhabit the water around Suffolk's county town was given in a recent presentation by George Seinet, environmental coordinator for Associated British Ports, which operates the Port of Ipswich.Species non-native to the UK Mr Seinet has seen include the American slipper limpet - "They can stick to everything and block up outflows on boats," he said. Less troublesome are the orange sheath tunicate, a tube-like invertebrate which siphons seawater through its body for food, and the Japanese skeleton shrimp, which Mr Seinet has also found.George Seinet environmental coordinator for Associated British Ports (ABP) in Ipswich Picture: NEIL PERRYMORE: … [Read more...] about What lurks beneath the water on Ipswich Waterfront?
Fishing for Striper | Block Island, Rhode Island A trip to Block Island is a little like going back in time: Miles of old stone walls, vast expanses of land trust-preserved green space, and what locals endearingly call “island Wi-Fi” (hopefully your e-mail can wait). While the majority of lodgings have stayed true to the island’s Victorian-era roots — heavy on the four-poster beds and floral wallpaper — this year’s renovation of the former Surf Hotel brings the Block a more retro-modern alternative. Redone by New England-based boutique hotel group Lark Hotels, the new Block Island Beach House (blockislandbeachhouse.com, 401-466-5500) has 31 minimalist-chic rooms featuring original artwork, vintage surfboards, and Polaroid cameras to rent. September and October offer some of the island’s best saltwater fishing, and Captain Chris Willi at Block Island Fishworks (sandypointco.com, 401-466-5392) will drag you out of bed at … [Read more...] about New England vacations: 9 ways to enjoy the water this fall
Opinion Alex Tettey scores the winner at Old Trafford in December, 2015 - a highlight of the relegation season Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd ©Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222 Last season was alright, wasn't it? Norwich City winning the Championship title, playing the opposition off the park, our players constantly being showered with awards. It couldn't really have gone much better.For me, personally, since around November last year - when City beat Millwall 4-3 having gone into stoppage time behind and I just got the feeling something special was brewing - I've been riding a wave of sporting euphoria. My football team got promoted to the Premier League and my other great love, the England cricket team, won the World Cup.Now the signings have been made, the pre-season friendlies played and we're in the Premier League - the place everyone wants to be, the league that's so hard to get into and even harder to stay in.I get the feeling … [Read more...] about Lee Payne: So, when the going gets tough, stay with the plan
PUBLISHED: 16:08 10 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:25 10 July 2019 Stevie Smith Swimming in Norfolk's rivers certainly beats the chlorinated humidity of the local pool Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto Archant It's the perfect season for a spot of wild swimming in Norfolk's rivers, and local wild swimmer Imogen Radford rounds up her favourites places for a dip... Local wild swimmer Imogen Radford takes a dip at Anderson's Meadow, Norwich Picture: Contributed"When you enter the water, something like a metamorphosis happens…." That's how Suffolk-based writer Roger Deakin described 'wild swimming' in his 1999 book Waterlog. It's true - swimming in the county's rivers certainly beats the chlorinated humidity of the local pool. Sure, it's chilly, but that's part of the thrill as any wild swimmer will attest, and as of 2019 there are over 50 wild swim groups across the UK. As well as the endorphin rush, outdoor swimming offers physical and mental health … [Read more...] about Come on in, the water’s fine! Top 5 outdoor swims in Norfolk