Fishing News Roundup 117

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England’s third-largest reservoir is the perfect place to cool down during the heatwave with wild swimming, water sports, fishing and walks

Cambridge News

Story: Niamh Dann

Grafham Water is the perfect place to enjoy a great walk in the countryside and enjoy some water sports. As a county that is filled with rivers and lakes, there are so many options for riverside walks and days spent out in the Cambridgeshire countryside enjoying the water. But one walk around the third largest reservoir in England is definitely one of the best. Read more…

Family in search of a bi-plane for much-loved Alistair

The Shetland Times

Story: Ryan Taylor

A family has launched an unusual plea in order to carry out a loved one’s dying wishes. Former Sumburgh Airport employee Alistair Stenton declared his wish that his ashes be “blasted” from the back of a bi-plane and scattered at Spiggie Loch. The ex-Alidair and British Air Ferries worker, from Ellon in Aberdeenshire, lived in Dunrossness from 1979-1985. He later worked for Offshore Helicopter Services in Aberdeen, but died in Roxburghe House hospice in Aberdeen on 29th August, five days after his 62nd birthday. Read more…

Tawny owl and swan deaths prompt fishing litter warning

BBC News

Story: Mat Trewern

A tawny owl who was found hanging by his wing after becoming entangled in fishing wire died, the RSPCA has said. The animal welfare charity said a swan was also killed after being caught in fishing equipment in Greater Manchester. It is warning about the dangers of discarded fishing litter after “more and more calls” about wildlife. Read more…

Fish rescued from Shropshire river after heatwave

BBC News

Story: Andrew Dawkins

More than 160 fish have been rescued from a river where the recent heatwave caused low water levels. A total of 113 juvenile salmon and 53 juvenile brown trout were taken out of the River Redlake in Shropshire which was “prone to drying”, the Environment Agency (EA) said. Read more…

Swannay (Orkney) 2023

Ken Bruce

A great days sport on Swannay with great company. Wild brown trout in challenging conditions. Loch Ordie and Maderia Hogs were the most successful flies.

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