Fishing News Roundup 107

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TweedStart encouraged by response to kids courses

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

The organisers of TweedStart are excited by the response they have received from youngsters who are currently on a four-week fly fishing course based at Kailzie Fishery (pictured by Nigel Duncan) near Peebles. The initiative is aimed at young people aged between ten and 17 and is designed to give them the confidence to fish river and stillwaters effectively. Advertising has been through Facebook and posters and the organisers are now encouraged to run events not just in Peebles but over the entire Tweed catchment area. Read more…

Disturbing ‘zombie salmon’ seen at UK fish farm as welfare probe launched

The Mirror

A horrifying video of ‘zombie salmon’ missing chunks of flesh at a UK fish farm has forced the Government to launch an urgent investigation. A lifelong activist shot the footage, which he says was like ‘something out of a horror film’, during a 48-hour undercover mission at Bakkafrost Scotland ’s site in Portree – the largest town on the popular tourist destination on the Isle of Skye. Read more…

BTW: If it’s Zombie Fish you’re looking for, check these out: Zombie Fish Prints

Ghost fishing heads to Shetland to tackle ‘nightmare nets’

Dive Magazine

Award-winning charity Ghost Fishing UK has announced that a team of volunteer divers will be heading to Shetland in August for a week-long mission to help the islands’ fishing community clear the waters of huge, abandoned gill nets. Ghost Fishing UK is conducting the operation in response to reports from Shetland’s fishermen, who have been protesting the finding of the gill nets, which are alleged to have been used, then dumped, by foreign vessels. The fishermen have been pulling in the abandoned gill nets – some of them filled with rocks to weight them down – with their own equipment, leaving themselves faced with the difficulties and costs of disposing of the illegally dumped nets. Read more…

Tying a Green Cadis Soft Hackle

Davie McPhail

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