Fishing News Roundup 123

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Best UK fishing hotels you’ll fall for hook, line and sinker from Hampshire to Devon

The Mirror

Story: Jane Knight

Oh-fish-ial research this summer from Anglia Ruskin University confirmed what anglers have known for years: fishing is good for our mental health. Serene landscapes of lakes and rivers soothe the soul while fresh air and vitamin D benefit the body. Now add a night in a great British hotel for a break that will really reel you in. And with TV angling show Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing – featuring comedians Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse – proving a delightful hit for BBC viewers, there’s no better time to head to the riverbank. Read more…

Gold for Scotland in bank fishing championships

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Scotland celebrated after winning the Bank Fly Fishing Home International at Newhaylie Trout Fishery near Largs. The six-strong Tartan team totalled 112 points with Ireland second with 135, Wales third on 170 and England fourth on 176. Ireland’s Sean Kirwan was the best individual angler on the day with 13 fish, seven in the morning session and six post lunch, with Scotland’s captain, Graeme Lynch from Beith, Ayrshire, second with ten fish, seven in the first session and three in the afternoon. Read more

River Callan fish kill: Slurry leak blamed for pollution ‘disaster’ which has hit salmon and trout breeding

Belfast News Letter

Story: Philip Bradfield

An alleged slurry leak has killed hundreds of fish on the Callan River that flows into the Blackwater River and onto Lough Neagh. Hundreds of fish have been killed, including brown trout and salmon over a distance of 1km. Cathal Doyle is a member of a local angling group called Keepers of the Callan. We believe that hundreds of fish have been killed,” he told the News Letter. “This is a total environmental disaster. The area where the pollution was is the spawning area for local trout and salmon. It’s also an area where there is a nursery for juvenile fish.” Read more…

Conference boom continues with fly fishing coup

Fermanagh Herald

Story: Roisin Henderson

FERMANAGH is continuing to grow its reputation as a conference destination, with another large delegation preparing to descend on the county in the coming weeks. This time it will be the turn of the Irish Fly Fair and Angling Show, which is coming to the Killyhevlin Hotel on November 18 and 19. Having previously been held in Galway, the fisher-folk have decided to travel to Fermanagh for the annual event this year. Read more…

John Bailey on East Anglia and the anglers of genuine influence

Eastern Daily Press

Story: John Bailey

Back in the days when there were two angling papers, the rivalry between the Anglers Mail and the Angling Times was more childishly intense than you can believe. I wrote for the former paper for 40-plus years and it didn’t matter what I did or caught, the Times would not even mention it. So, even though the Mail hit the dust some years ago, I suspect the hostilities haven’t quite subsided. Read more…

Linlithgow Loch back open for trout fishing

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Linlithgow Loch has re-opened after seven weeks following an algae bloom, but the official end of their season is the end of October. That’s why bosses of the Forth Area Federation of Anglers (FAFoA), who run the fishery, confirm they have asked for an extension until the end of November and they hope that they have a decision from Historic Scotland soon. Read more…

Woodburn 23rd October 2023

Ken Bruce

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