Fishing News Roundup 118

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‘Monstrous’ sea lice and jellyfish invasions blighting Scottish salmon farms

The Observer

Story: Jon Ungoed-Thomas and James Tapper

Lochs in the Highlands of Scotland are among the most spectacular and pristine wildlife areas in Britain, attracting tourists from around the world. They are also a production line for what have become supermarket staples: smoked and fresh salmon. The salmon industry says fish health and welfare are at the heart of successful Scottish salmon farming, but a new investigation by Viva!, the vegan campaigning charity, highlights the parasites and jellyfish blighting intensive fish production. Read more…

Probe as more than 50 fish found dead in Scottish river

The National

Story: Adam Robertson

AN inquiry into the death of dozens of salmon and trout in a famous Scottish fishing river has been launched. It is believed more than 50 adult fish have been found dead over an almost 18-mile stretch of the Spey since September 9. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) said it had not found any evidence of recent pollution but was monitoring the situation. Read more…

Synonymous with good fishing – Tipperary village gets ready to honour the salmon!

Ireland Live

Story: Marcella Collins

Keep Sunday, October 1 free in your diary folks. Our Golden tidy village committee are organising an unveiling ceremony of a beautiful stone salmon sculpture, At the island Golden village. This is to depict the largest salmon ever recorded caught on the banks of the river Suir in Golden village back in the 19th century. Proceedings will get underway at 12 noon. Read more…

Opportunity for women to be introduced to fly fishing

The Irish Times

Story: Derek Evans

The Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Association (ILFA) is hosting an opportunity for women to be introduced to angling. It will include a short indoor course followed by four hours of casting instruction and practice outside. The event is aimed at beginners or novice anglers aged over 18 and all equipment will be provided. No experience is necessary but booking is essential. Read more…

Hook into Scotland’s ‘biggest free fishing event’

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Edinburgh-born Paul Young, a regular on the popular TV show, Still Game, is one of the headline attractions at what is claimed to be Scotland’s biggest free fishing event. The former George Heriot’s School pupil (pictured by Nigel Duncan) found long-lasting fame in the fishing fraternity by fronting a popular angling programme which went to hot-spots around the world. Read more…

A Salmon on the Nymph with Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail

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