fishing Archive

The biggest smallmouth … ever

David L. Hayes is an avid sportfisherman who holds the distinction of having caught the world’s largest smallmouth bass. A narrative of how Hayes caught the 11-pound, 15-ounce fish back in 1955 is presented.

Well, maybe you’ve never heard of Mr. Hayes, but the record he set in 1955 outdid those other great moments in sports, not only unseating a current titleholder but establishing a record now forty years old and conceivably untouchable.

Something fishy: there are still lots of ways for fishermen to get rich, most of them illegal

Illegal fishing has become a way of doing business in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Despite prohibitions, fishermen continue to overfish, fish out of season, fish out of bounds, catch undersized fish and use untagged lobster traps. The industry has to make a decision whether to fish responsibly or spoil its source of business.

ANGLING 2000

Advancements in the production of fishing equipment will allow for new fishing experiences in the future. The new equipment will change the way fisher approach their sport and introduce them to new types of fish capable of being caught.
welcome to the future fishing

IF YOU’VE NEVER FACED OFF WITH A BARRACUDA ON A FLYROD, tangled with an “Eskimo tarpon” or wrestled with a sturgeon that would dwarf a kayak, now is the time to make your move. We’ve entered a new era in fishing, one that stretches the boundaries of how we fish and what we fish for.

100 years of amazing outdoor gear

Sure, the airplane, the television, the computer–they were all nice little inventions. But this stuff set us free.

WHAT A CENTURY it’s been for outdoor gear–certainly the most revolutionary hundred years in the history of apparel and equipment. We’re not talking woolly knickers and bamboo rods, either. We mean innovations and inventions bestowed upon us by, and between, the Industrial Revolution and the Information Age. (Could it have been the launch of Sports Afield, in 1888, that inspired the outdoor craze?)