Fishing News Roundup 122

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Here’s today’s roundup

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‘We won’t serve it’: leading UK chefs join campaign to cast farmed salmon off menu

The Guardian

Story: Tomé Morrissy-Swan

Salmon has undergone a rapid transformation in recent decades. Once a special treat, it is now ubiquitous. From drinks reception canapés to wedding functions, Christmas smoked salmon or simply wrapped in foil and baked on a week night, salmon is everywhere. Scotland is world renowned for salmon production, and the fish makes up 40% of its total food exports; it is also Britain’s most valuable food export. Healthy, low in saturated fats and high in omega-3, salmon is a success story. Read more…

Logan wins Champion title again

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Keith Logan of Heriot AC won the Champion of Champions title for the second time in two years, beating 59 other competitors on the day at the Lake of Menteith. The angler from Gifford (pictured right with sponsor Dale Robertson from My Fishing Flies) qualified as one of the top six fishermen from each of the ten Saturday heats of the Scottish Club Championship and there were concerned faces competitors saw the strength of the westerly wind that was pushing the waves onto the beach when they arrived.  Read more…

Latest from local fisheries

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Karen Jack, owner of Loganlea Fishery (pictured), confirms that this will be the final week of the 2023 season and they are open for bookings only. They are closed on Wednesday, October 18. Call 01968 676329. Glencorse Reservoir boss Bill Taylor confirms that he will close for the season on Saturday, October 21. At Allandale Tarn fishing is now from 9am until 6pm daily except Tuesday when they are closed. Phone 01506 873073 for bookings and anglers have been enjoying good sport. Read more…

Flooded Welsh village is now one of the UK’s ‘most Instagrammable lakes’

North Wales Live

Story: Harri Evans

A Powys reservoir has been named among the UK’s “top 10 most Instagrammable lakes”. While Wales is home to some of the most beautiful natural lakes in the UK, it is Lake Vyrnwy in mid Wales that tops the bill when it comes to Instagram posts. The lake was built in the 1880s when the village of Llanwddyn was flooded to supply fresh water to Liverpool. The decision was controversial at the time as residents were not consulted over the plans to demolish and relocate their village. Read more…

Osprey spotted fishing at Cannop Ponds in recent weeks

Monmouthshire Beacon

Story: Mandy Graham

WE never know what wildlife we’ll see at Cannop Ponds, writes MANDY GRAHAM.  Mallards and swans on the lake of course, maybe a kingfisher or wagtails at the weir….but an Osprey diving and catching a fish? On a sunny Friday afternoon (September 29) we decided to take a walk with our cameras around Cannop Ponds.  After enjoying some recent autumn bird arrivals–a handsome Gadwall drake, rafts of black Tufted Duck, and colourful flotillas of Mandarin Ducks–we reached the path between the two lakes. Read more…

An idyllic Scottish lochside property at under £200k — with one slight catch

Country Life

Story: Rachel Turner

The West Highland plot is situated on Loch Damph, which provides some of the best brown trout fishing in Scotland, and comes with its own picture-perfect boat house — albeit one that doesn’t yet exist. Escape it all to this peaceful loch-side plot in the West Highlands, where you can hide away from the world, immerse yourself in spectacular scenery, catch all the fish you can eat, and then head off to bed in your idyllic little home on Loch Damph. Read more…

How to Tie a Loop Knot

Outdoor Life

Story: Joe Cermele

Do you tie your lures and flies on with a loop knot? If you answered no, don’t fret. I can’t tell you how many anglers I’ve met that don’t incorporate a loop knot into their repertoire of ties, but I’ve also found that it’s missing because many simply don’t understand the benefits. Knots like the improved clinch and uni are quick to tie, as is the Palomar knot, which is regarded as one of the strongest fishing knots ever created. They’re all great, but a good loop knot offers a lot more than these common ties and it can even help you catch more fish. Here’s what you need to know about how to tie a loop knot. Read more…

Retired police officers stumped as they try to tempt the trout at fishery

Northumberland Gazette

Story: Bob Smith

This week saw the first frost of Autumn, with the grass frosted in the morning, writes Bob Smith. The still waters are not fishing anywhere near as easy as they were. Thrunton Long Crag had the retired police group fishing when I was there and they found it difficult to catch. Working out what fly to use and at what depth, added to that what type of retrieve to use proved puzzling for most. Read more…

John Bailey on pike, the pride of Norfolk angling

Eastern Daily Press

Story: John Bailey

Last century, Norfolk piking was as famous as it gets in angling and the county even held the record for the species for many, many years. I was brought up to dream about famous fish and revere legendary heroes like the Vincents, Billy Giles, Reg Sandys, Frank Wright and many more names that deserve to be kept alive. Read more…

Tying a Tequila Bumble

Davie McPhail

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Well, that’s it for today. See you next time…

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