Fishing News Roundup 104

Hello and good morning. Well, we are exactly two years old today. What started out as an experiment has managed to keep going for 104 issues of weekly fishing news, and we would like to say a huge “Thank You” to you personally, as well as other readers who have stayed the course over the past couple of years.

The feedback we’ve had from you over time is really interesting (and has been very informative).

  1. It seems that not everyone can catch up with the newsletter on a Sunday, presumably because you’re out fishing:)
  2. A majority of readers only read 2 or 3 of the stories that we share in any given edition.
  3. Pictures are fine, but not essential to the newsletter. It’s the substance of the story that you want to read.

So, with that in mind, we’re doing a bit of a revamp. Firstly, we’ll be cutting down on the number of stories per issue, so you don’t have info overload, or you miss stuff because there’s not enough time to go through every piece. Secondly, we’ll be sending the newsletter out twice a week. Once on Sunday (as normal) and again (an updated edition) on Wednesday. Third, we’re dropping photos. Yes, they can look nice but once you click the link to the story source, everything is already in place, so we’re just duplicating things at the very start.

Today is the start of the leaner, new-look roundup. Please let us know what you think as we go forward, as we want to make this the best fishing newsletter we can on your behalf.

Let’s get on with it…

Here’s today’s roundup

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First UK catfish fishing trip produces 135lb giant

Angling Times

When Stephen Pullen embarked on his first-ever trip targeting catfish, he could never have imagined that he’d end up catching what’s thought to be one of the largest freshwater fish in UK waters. Read more…

Four rescued clinging to hull of dinghy which capsized during fishing trip

Alloa and Hillfoots Advertiser

Story: PA News Agency

Four people have been rescued after their dinghy capsized and they were left clinging to its upturned hull. A passing yacht spotted the group in difficulty north of the isle of Lismore in Argyll and Bute at 7.15pm on Saturday evening and raised the alarm, the coastguard said. Read more…

The Crown actor Jim Murray on his love of fishing

Great British Life

Story: Selena Barr

Fishing has helped Hampshire actor Jim Murray through the best of times and the worst of times, and now he’s giving back to our local rivers with his new campaign to protect the waterways for future generations. Read more…

Anglers needed flexibility in their approach in June

Cornish Times

Story: Chris Hall

JUNE saw a dramatic rise in water and air temperatures, with plenty of bright sunshine and very little rain, with the trout retreating to deeper waters on many of the reservoirs, and in many cases not so eager to feed, which made the fishing challenging, and anglers needed to be flexible in their approach., writes Chris Hall. Read more…

Bowden Springs Fishery for sale

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

A popular trout fishery in the Lothians is for sale with offers over £1.2m. Bowden Springs near Linlithgow has a two-acre fly fishing pond and a five-acre bait fishing area and it also boasts three, three-bed holiday cottages with open plan lounge and kitchen, downstairs bedroom and a shower room. Read more…

Fly Fishing Loch Doon 17th July 2023

David McPhail

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