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Fishing is just as popular outside of the United States

...changed hands.John Byars, 46, of North Augusta, and a Kimberly-Clark employee, purchased it from longtime lessee Gene Kirkland."I got tired of working seven days a week, 12 to 14 hours a day," explained Kirkland, who will help the new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2014-03-20/fishing-just-pop
Mr. Lee Billings (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

...Pallbearers will be: James Burke, Wayne Brown, Kenneth Jakubov, Arlon McCall, Leland Billings, Corey Rhodes, Gene Kirkland and Gene Hegwood. Survivors include his sons: Ronald Billings of Augusta, James Billings of Jacksonville, Fla...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/19/obi_405162.shtml
Obituaries
Keeping records just part of the game for the International Game Fish Association

...PONDSCheck-in station, 1408 Doug Barnard Parkway, Gene Kirkland, (706) 722-8263 ? Brickyards report: Paul Wolfe...three days has caught 18 bass in the Membership Pond. Gene Kirkland and J.C Skinner caught 30 crappies on minnows in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2014-02-06/keeping-records-
Montieze Potts

...state with her daughter, Joyce. Mrs. Potts was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. C.N. Potts; son, Robert Gene Kirkland and wives, Thelma Jean and Sue; Robert's father, Edward M. Kirkland, Sr.; parents, Tilley James and Ermenia...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000164827297
Brickyard Ponds a childhood favorite

...where permits and bait can be purchased.New owners Gene Kirkland and Brantley Toomer will hold a grand opening May 7...catching lots of redbellies.MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Gene Kirkland and Brantley Toomer, (706) 722-8263 -- Our grand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2011-04-29/brickyard-ponds-
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Fishermen compete with cormorants for catch

...estimate there are more than 1,000 of those birds diving and catching fish," said Brantley Toomer, a partner with Gene Kirkland in leasing the ponds. "And each of them can eat its weight in fish every day."Based on the number of crappies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2012-01-05/fishermen-compet
Renovated Baurle Ramp will be dedicated Tuesday

...is also considered an authority on the river and its fishing. He sold the contents of the shop a few weeks ago to Gene Kirkland, who is leasing the Merry Land Brickyard Ponds.The Lock & Dam Bait & Tackle Shop and the ponds check-in station...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2011-09-15/renovated-baurle
When lake brings no luck, head to the river

...New Year to our friends.MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Gene Kirkland and Brantley (Capt.) Toomer, (706 722-8263...another 10. He sold his lease on the latter this week to Gene Kirkland, of Augusta. Kirkland said Brantley ("Captain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2010-12-23/when-lake-brings
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Warm weather good for catching bass

...they're catching some good crappies on small minnows. Happy New Year to our friends.MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Gene Kirkland and Brantley ("Captain") Toomer, (706 722-8263) -- A few crappies have been caught in the Ditch and a few...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2010-12-31/warm-weather-goo
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Unless you're from up north, it's too cold to fish

...must remember that only two fish can be kept and each must be at least 27 inches long.MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Gene Kirkland and Brantley ("Captain") Toomer, (706 722-8263) -- Some crappies are still being caught by those brave enough...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2011-01-13/unless-youre-nor
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