Fishing News Roundup 100

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Veteran lands Kingdom fly fishing prize

Edinburgh Evening News

Story: Nigel Duncan

Sam Davies used to be a regular competition angler but he quit the circuit more than two decades ago. However, the landscape gardener used some of his old skills to win the Kingdom Fly Fishing Championship for the first time and take home a £400 cash prize thanks to a cracking bag of ten fish. It is the first major competition the Fife-born, 60-year-old has entered in 25 years and only the second time the Ballo member has fished Stenhouse Fishery in the last five years. Read more…

Chasing geese

When you get a tip on a hot spot, you follow it

Hatch Magazine

Story: Tim Schulz

When square-jawed actors like Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp tell the costar they know a guy, the plot usually entails a homicide or felony. So when my friend Doug leans in and whispers, “I know a guy,” I should sprint for the nearest exit. But Doug’s jaw isn’t uncommonly square, and he has no reason to believe I need to lift some diamonds or dispose of a body. I figure Doug’s guy has something to do with fishing. “Are you kidding?” I ask Doug when he says his guy told him about a place to fish on Spruce Creek. “I don’t know, man. I’ve stopped at that river a few times to check the temperature. It boils from mid-June until the end of trout season. I’ve never seen it below 70 degrees.” Read more…

NRW urges anglers to fish responsibly in hot weather

Brecon and Radnor Express

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is advising fisheries and anglers to take extra care when fishing for salmon in high temperatures and to stop where water temperatures reach 20 degrees celsius.  As a cold-water species, salmon are known to be stressed by the kind of prolonged hotter weather that Wales is currently experiencing. Read more…

Davies bags Kingdom fly title plus Bass Rock and coarse angling results

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Sam Davies won the Kingdom Fly Fishing Championship for the first time and took home a £400 cash prize thanks to a cracking bag of ten fish. It is the first major competition the Fife-born, 60-year-old has entered in 25 years and only the second time the Ballo member has fished Stenhouse Fishery in the last five years. His boat partner, Andrew Weir, co-owner of Stenhouse, was third with seven fish and missed out on second place by only 14oz, and, as a consolation he took home £150 plus other prizes. He tried to match Sam’s tactics which majored on a really fast figure-of-eight retrieve and Andrew, like Sam, only qualified in the last heat at Ballo near Glenrothes. Read more…

Fly Tying a Kate McLaren Bumble Variation


Chatton proves to be a successful spot to fish for two beginners

Northumberland Gazette

Story: Bob Smith

The weather is changing as we have seen some rain, which was most welcome but didn’t make a lot of difference to river levels. I coached two super guys at Chatton last weekend under the baking sun. There were not a lot of anglers, probably because of the high temperatures, with most anglers fishing later in the evenings when it’s cooler. The two managed to roll cast quickly and John hooked and landed his first-ever rainbow trout of three pounds. Read more…

The 11 Different Kinds of Fly Fishing Knots

Daily Infographic

Story: Lyle Opolentisima

Fly fishing is one of the many ways that people can enjoy being in nature. It’s also a sport that requires some skill, like tying knots. If you’re not sure what kind of knot to use for your fly line or leaders, this guide will help! Read more…

Fishing: Here’s 5 of the best angling shops in and around Blackpool according to Google Reviews

Blackpool Gazette

story: Lyle Opolentisima

With the start of the new fishing season now underway, anglers have the perfect excuse to invest in some new equipment.

The Environment Agency lifted the close season on Friday, which has been in place since March 15, and sees coarse fishing prohibited in rivers, streams, and certain still waters across the country to protect vulnerable fish stocks while they are spawning and help fish populations to recover. We’ve trawled Google Reviews to bring you the top-rated angling shops in our area. Other shops not rated on Google Reviews are available. Read more…

Fly Fishing on Loch Doon

Davie McPhail

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