Fishing News Roundup 119

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Another enjoyable day’s fishing for Newark Angling Club in Ayrshire

Greenock Telegraph

NEWARK Angling Club’s freshwater season for 2023 is now coming to a conclusion and members travelled down the Ayrshire coast where 20 competed in the final leg of the 40th Anniversary Quaich on Loch Bradan. Mark Devlin landed the silverware by returning the heaviest Brown trout of fully a pound  in weight on the club’s visit on the Bradan earlier in the season. This time around the anglers struggled on the Bradan, with the loch at very low level, and there was only seven returns from the day’s competition. Read more…

Bailiffs take on crackdown mission over illegal fishing on Stirling’s rivers

Daily Record

Story: Chris Marzella

Patrols along the banks of local rivers have been ongoing in a bid to crackdown on illegal fishing practices across Stirling area. The most recent patrol by the Forth District Salmon Fishery Board (Forth DSFB) took place on Tuesday with the group’s bailiffs visiting several sites around the Stirling, Doune and Callander area. Read more…

Lough Mask the perfect setting for national fly-fishing championship

Irish Times

Story: Derek Evans

“I feel very proud and privileged to win this prestigious championship,” said an elated Joseph (Joe) Butler from Mallow in Co Cork, following his success at the two-day 20th National VFI Fly Fishing Championship on Lough Mask, sponsored by Michael Twohig of SuperValu. All roads led to Burke’s of Clonbur, Co Galway, where 130 anglers gathered before and after the competition. Breakfast each morning and, on day one, the opportunity to meet a boating partner and a SuperValu goodie bag to keep you going for the day. Dinner on both evenings was outstanding. A comment overheard: “You won’t go hungry in Burkes.” Read more…

Salmon fishing in Scotland threatened by rising sea temperatures

Euro News

Story: Daniel Bellamy

Since March 2023, Scotland’s waters have been gripped by an unprecedented Category 4 marine heatwave, causing mass marine mortalities. For some of Scotland’s salmon farms the staggering five degree temperature increase has led to a proliferation of sea lice infestations. A recent investigation uncovered alarming evidence on five farms, where fish were observed covered in the invasive sea lice. Read more…

New game fishing book tells of Teesdale angler Thomas Taylor

Darlington and Stockton Times

Story: Chris Lloyd

Thomas Taylor was a fisherman of many parts. He was a butcher’s apprentice, a sergeant in the Rifle Volunteers, a dance and deportment teacher, a lifesaver, a poacher, an excellent swimmer, a good shot and Teesdale’s finest angler. He was also handy with his fists. His story is told in a new book that is overflowing with pisciculturists, tackle inventors, hook-makers, fly-dressers, river-watchers and anglers. Read more…

Angling is the reel way for men to beat the blues as being out in nature boosts their mental health, research finds

Daily Mail

Story: Pat Hagan

It’s an age-old pastime made even more popular by the hit TV series starring Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse. Now new British research shows the relaxing hobby enjoyed by the pair on Gone Fishing is the perfect boost for men’s mental health. Scientists from three UK universities quizzed more than 1,700 men on their hobbies and lifestyle and found regular anglers were 17 per cent less likely to suffer with depression and anxiety. Read more…

Fly Fishing: A Complete Guide to the Most Fun and Frustrating Way to Catch Fish

Outdoor Life

Story: Dac Collins

Fly fishing at its most basic level is just another technique for catching fish. On a deeper level, it’s both a blood sport and an art form that is partly based around making the act of fishing more challenging, and therefore, more rewarding. It’s this paradoxical approach that separates fly fishing from more conventional ways of fishing. Fly fishing requires specialized tackle, namely fly rods and fly lines, to cast lightweight lures known as flies—which traditionally imitated insects but can now imitate a vast array of fish food. The rods themselves are longer, thinner, and more flexible than regular spinning or casting rods, and the thick, weighted lines help deliver these flies to the fish effectively. Read more…

Tying the Copper Depth Charge French Style Euro Nymph by Davie McPhail

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