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Video: Like bikes? Like fishing? This could be for you – O Bike fishing

A new pursuit coming soon to a lake, river or canal in a city near you... ?

Love cycling? Love fishing? Why not follow the lead of Australian YouTube user Tommy Jackett and combine the two?

With Far Eastern dockless bike operators now launching in cities worldwide - London, Manchester, Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge are among British cities where the likes of Ofo and Mo Bike can be found - the likelihood is that some of them will be dumped in local waterways by ne'er do wells.

With the help of a huge hook and some strong line, Jackett went fishing in Melbourne's River Yarra and got a decent haul.

"They're like carp," he said. "You don't throw them back in."

O Bike itself is based in Singapore and in another video filmed in Melbourne, Jackett used a drone to film what he termed the company's "Mothership."

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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