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The Fishing Loft Newsletter
February 02, 2011

In This Issue...

Fresh Water ExPress! - In The News
What's New on the Website
Featured Website Visitor
Promotional Offers
Fish Recipe of the Month
Quote of the Month

Fresh Water ExPress!

Back in early December, I was contacted by a journalist from the UK by the name of Ed Baker. He was doing some research for an upcoming article he had planned to write about for handfishing for catfish. He came accross my website and read a few things about the sport of catfish noodling and told me how much he liked it.

We had a nice little interview on the subject and then he launched his article for his local newspaper. Variations of the article were also released onto the internet by online news websites like the TNT Magazine, Metro, Independant Online, and News Lite, just to mention a few. One rehashed article was titled "Noodlers Risk Life And Limb Using Their Hands As Bait To Land Huge Catfish" which was spawned onto the Metro site.

And just to quickly point out for those of you who might not know, "Cook" is not my last name. Ed used that as sort of a pen name for me. Never the less, credit was still given by way of showing a link of our website for the quotes.

What's New on

We just launched an entire section dedicated to fishing books and magazines. We've put in a lot of time on the research, and written a review for each book to help it become much easier for you select the ones you like. And we plan to add more reviews to the list.

We've all read a fishing book or two, and even some magazines, right? Why not take a couple minutes and share a fishing book review with us.

Here are a couple samples that we have received from visitors just like you...
Fast Fish Recipe Cookbook Review
Bass Fishing In California Book Review can read my responses and give your feedback there too.

Have you got your fishing calendars yet? The bass fishing calendars are some of my favorites. What's yours?

Do you do much traveling to get to and from your favorite fishing spots? Are your fishing rods protected? Check out our reviews for these fishing rod cases.

Featured Website Visitor

CB Striped Bass Fishing From The Rocks C.B. Pritchard has been a frequent visitor to our website. He has submitted many fishing pictures and has shared quite a few cool stories of his adventures out on the water. You can see some of his stuff like this one titled Barkley Dam, KY Striper Fishing From The Rocks.

Would you like to know how you can become a featured visitor too? It's easy. Simply by participating on the website. Maybe other fishermen can learn something from your contributions, regardless of how simple or little it may seem to you, it can make a huge difference to somebody else. Some things you can consider doing is to submit some of your fishing pictures, share a story, write up a quick review, use our questions and answers section to offer tips, or send in a recipe...

Promotional Offers

Under Armour is offering Free Shipping on orders of $75 or more with this code H7TW75. You can check out their New Arrivals to get started. Or see what they have in their Fishing section. Offer expires on 2/28/11 and is good on standard shipping only.

Fish Recipe of the Month

Green Thai-Curried Salmon

You can substitute the salmon with black cod, trout, striped bass, tilapia, catfish, pike or a firm-textered fish of your choice.

4 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons sliced fresh ginger
1 cup packed basil leaves, or mint leaves, or cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup peanut oil
2/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets or steaks
Asian chile sauce
1 lime cut into wedges

Add the garlic and ginger into a food processor and process until minced. Add the basic and mince. Add the coriander, caraway, and cumin and process until incorporated. Slowly add about 3 to 4 tablespoons of oil until a paste forms. Tranfer the paste to a bowl, add the coconut milk and fish sauce, and stir well. Set the sauce aside.

Working in batches or using 2 large saute pans, place the pans over medium heat. When the pans are hot, add the remaining 1/4 cup of oil. When the oil is hot, add the fish. Cook for about one minute on each side until lightly browned. Pour in the sauce. Cover the pans and turn the heat down to low. Simmer for 5 minutes, just until the fish begins to flake when prodded with a fork.

Transfer the fish to dinner plates. Spoon the sauce over the top. Garnish with a few dashes of the chile sauce and serve with the lime wedges.


This fish recipe is not featured on our website. It is intended only for you to enjoy as a thank you for being a subscriber to our newsletter. You can visit our freshwater fish recipes section for more delicious tasting fish dish ideas. And you can also share your fish recipes while you're there. We might even feature it in one of our future issues of The Fishing Loft newsletter.

Quote of the Month

"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day." ~ Author Unknown

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