Fishing News Roundup 120

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Thousands of salmon escaped an Icelandic fish farm. The impact could be deadly

The Guardian

Story: Karen McVeigh

Aquaculture is bringing jobs and money to rural regions, but a huge escape of farmed fish in August could devastate local salmon populations. Clad in black waders, Guðmundur Hauker Jakobsson jumps into the River Blanda, whose freezing waters run down from the Hofsjökull glacier. Armed with a net, he casts around the ascending pools of the river’s fish “ladder”, built to aid wild salmon migrating up this powerful waterway from the sea. Read more…

Anglers win right to prosecute Southern Water over diesel pollution in river


Story: Telegraph Reporters

The River Test is a site of Special Scientific Interest and famed for its salmon and trout fishing and diverse wildlife. A water company accused of polluting one of the country’s most famous fishing spots is facing the first private criminal prosecution of its kind for 20 years. An anglers’ group claims Southern Water is responsible for diesel contaminating the River Test in Hampshire. Read more…

Pair of Peak District visitors fined for illegal trout fishing on River Wye

Derbyshire Times

Story: Ed Dingwall

The two fishermen friend were spotted on March 11 by a bailiff for the Cressbrook and Litton Flyfishers Club, who tipped off the Derbyshire Police Rural Crime that the pair were hunting trout six days before seasonal legal protections on the fish were lifted. Further enquiries revealed they were also fishing without necessary equipment permits. Read more…

New members welcome for Bass Rock sea fishing winter league

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

It’s winter league time again for members of the Bass Rock Shore Angling League and club officials have confirmed the venue for the first leg. James Ogilvie (pictured), the club secretary, said the event is a North Berwick Rover which means that once anglers have checked in they can make their way to their favourite mark. The boundaries are the golf course to golf course – The Glen to North Berwick (the 13th oldest golf club in the world – and registration is at the harbour from 6pm to 6.30pm. Read more…

Good bags of salmon and sea trout recorded as anglers turn to fly fishing on rivers

Northumberland Gazette

Story: Bob Smith

In the last week, nine salmon and 14 sea trout have been caught on the Federation waters. The heaviest salmon was 15 pounds and the best sea trout weighed seven-and-a-half pounds. Most of the migratory fish have been caught in the Rothbury area or at the High Park stretch. Anglers need to remember that the fishing on the river is fly only now. Read more…

Morton Fishings stage first competition

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Sandy Mabon has just confirmed the date of the first competition to be held at Morton Fishings near Livingston since he took ownership earlier this year. The date for your diary is Sunday, October 29, and, within hours of the announcement on social media, over 20 anglers had signed on. Mabon, who took over in March, has put over six tonnes of fish into the lake since March and has made extensive on-shore alterations to the fabric. He’s recently opened a tackle shop and has thousands of new flies for sale. Read more…

A Stoats Tail for AUTUMN SALMON – Fly Tying Tutorial

Seán Woods Fishing

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