WEEKLY CROSS­WORD

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

(* in­di­cates an ana­gram)

Across

1 Small la­dle for gath­er­ing up mag­gots, say (4,5) 6 A ‘redd’ is a salmon’s ___ 8 ‘Robin­son ___’, cast­away (6) 9 Tool for trim­ming line; old, fast sail­ing ship (7) 10/21 Be­ing set up with bait on short length to bare hook (4-6) 11 See 4dn. 12 De­sire ... bit of stur­geon! (4) 13 King salmon is a sym­bol of this US state (6) 15 Small, dumpy pole floats (7) 18 Sim­ple weights used with han­d­lines (7) 21 See 10ac. 23 Num­ber of arms on ‘dead cow’ straplead (4) 25 Chubby (5) 27 Reg­u­la­tion (4) 28 US lo­ca­tion of IGFA’s Hall of Fame mu­seum (7) 29 Rod rings through which line passes (6) 30 A pos­i­tive sign! (4) 31 Frame swim­feeder/short hook­length tech­nique (3,6)

Down

1 Crus­taceans on e.g. ship’s bot­tom (9) 2 Canes put in wag­glers (*net, sir) (7) 3 CSL = Corn __ Liquor (5) 4/11 Kent venue of 2017 Carp Cup Fi­nal (*he’d co­ral carp) (7,5) 5 Com­pe­ti­tion re­ward (5) 6 Ro­man god of the sea (7) 7 Twig, small plant shoot (5) 14 Beer – in Tralee! (3) 16 Es­tu­ary sand­bank (3) 17 Sea-go­ing rain­bow trout (*hated eels) (9) 19 Wa­ter chan­nels, straits (7) 20 Hot dog? Good bait for fish (7) 22 Oceanic pike-like preda­tor (7) 24 Car­case waste used as eel bait? (5) 25 In­di­cate ... hook’s sharp end (5) 26 Armed bull­head (*go peg) (5)

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