Fishing News Roundup 101

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Now, let’s get on with this week’s news.

Here’s this week’s roundup

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Midweek sea fishing and a chance to fish with top anglers

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

This one was tempted off Marshall Meadows just outside Berwick and boss Derek Anderson said that fishing is currently good with squid the most productive bait. The company have weekend trips but have also started midweek charters from the Berwickshire port. Ring Anderson to check on availability on 07860 804316. Meanwhile, would you be interested in some free fishing alongside some of the country’s top anglers, and a possible future opportunity to represent your country at World and European level? Read more…

Fishing tips from the birds

Hatch Magazine

Story: Chris Hunt

Earl posted up on the shallow lip of a drop-off, his rod armed with a long, skinny streamer that Alaskan rainbows can’t seem to ignore. Stretched out below him was an epic tailout that any die-hard fly angler would kill to fish — long and deep and two beats slower than the shallow riffle above it. Read more…

The Mayfly among best riverside pub gardens in the UK

Basingstoke Gazette

Story: Carlo Simone

A Hampshire pub has been ranked as having one of the best riverside beer gardens in the UK. The Mayfly in Fullerton has been included among eight pubs listed by The Times for its wonderful setting to enjoy a pint or two. Speaking about the pub The Times wrote: “Famed for its trout fishing, the River Test flows alongside this red-brick Victorian pub near Stockbridge. Read more…

Warning of invasive pink salmon threat to UK fisheries

The Environment Agency has urged anglers to report catches or sightings of invasive Pacific pink salmon, which are expected to appear in UK waters this year. In 2019 and 2021, there were numerous sightings of invasive pink salmon in UK waters and – with the breed having a fixed, two-year life cycle and generally spawning in the summer – it is highly likely they will appear again in rivers this year. Read more…

River Conon Coul Fishings raffle nets almost £2000 for Missing Salmon Alliance (MSA)

Ross-shire Journal

Story: Hector MacKenzie

A grand total of £1960 has been raised by Coul Fishings on the River Conon for the Missing Salmon Alliance (MSA), a group of Britain’s leading conservation organisations focussed on salmon. Raising funds for the third year running, Coul Fishings has now donated a total of £5680 to this cause. In an initiative to simultaneously offer access to prime salmon fishing during a prime time of the season to local and junior anglers and support the MSA, Coul Fishings offered a raffle ticket style ballot. Read more…

All-night angling contest at Loch Watten casts new light on boat league

John O’Groat Journal and Caithness Courier

Story: John Davidson

A total of 18 anglers gathered at the Brown Trout Hotel in Watten for the weigh-in of Dounreay Fly Fishing Association’s all-night competition. Their boats were launched last Friday at 10pm, when the wind was light to calm from south-west and light rain started to fall as first lines were cast. The rainfall later increased and continued until visibility improved after 2am and by lines up at 7am the sun was burning off the early morning mist. Read more…

Edinburgh and Lothians coarse angling title chase goes down to wire

Edinburgh Evening News

Story: Nigel Duncan

Martin Pearson leads the championship chase in the summer series organised by Edinburgh and Lothians Coarse Angling Club after coming second in match seven with five rounds still left. He totalled 46lb 12oz in the match which started in dull, overcast conditions but finished in bright sunshine on Snake Lake at Orchill near Auchterarder in Perthshire. Mark Gleave won with 51lb 2oz to claim his third victory of the season so far. Bruce Lawrie was third with 44lb 12oz and John Perella fourth with 38lb 3oz. Read more…

Woodburn 21st June 2023

Ken Bruce

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