Fishing News Roundup 124

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Quinn steers Scotland to gold medal

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Brian Quinn had a vision and a clear target which he believed was achievable. It was simple. Create a team which would win gold for Scotland on home soil in the Home International bank fly fishing championship. The event was established at the beginning of 2010 by the four national associations of Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland to provide a meaningful championship of international standard for the thousands of bank fishermen who take part in local, regional and national stillwater events. Read more…

Hairy Biker Dave Myers got drunk fish tattoo in Darlington

Northern Echo

Story: Kayleigh Fraser

Hairy Biker Dave Myers revealed the story of a trout-ally “dreadful” fish tattoo which originates from a drunk night out in Darlington after a fishing expedition. Speaking on Saturday Kitchen on the BBC as a panelist this morning (October 28), the 66-year-old re-told the story of a rather fin-tastic tattoo that didn’t quite go swimmingly. Read more…

Net fishing for salmon on the Tweed in the spotlight for new documentary

Northumberland Gazette

Story: Andrew Coulson

A new short documentary about the heritage of net fishing for salmon on the Tweed will receive its first screening this Friday (November 3) at the Parish Centre in Berwick. ‘Kelt Fishcakes and Gilse: net fishing on the Tweed’, which starts at 7pm, examines the long tradition of salmon netting on the river that dates back over a millennium. It is part of the Autumn Lecture of the Friends of Berwick and District Museum and Archives. Read more…

Salmon rivers turn back the climate clock in King Charles III’s backyard

The National News

Story: Tim Stickings

The tides of history are turning in Scottish rivers, as scientists look to undo centuries of man-made damage that has put wildlife such as salmon and mussels at increasing risk from climate change. The makeover of Aberdeenshire rivers popular with King Charles III is an example of what the UAE’s presidency of Cop28 has called a “top priority area” of restoring the planet’s freshwater areas. Read more…

Mahon’s Way heads to Co Donegal in next episode of UTV series

ITV News

Joe Mahon is continuing his travels around our local countryside with his new UTV series of‘Mahon’s Way’ and his next episode takes him to Cloghan in Co Donegal. Due to air on Thursday 2 November, Joe finds himself on the banks of the River Finn in Cloghan in the parish of Glenfin in Co Donegal. Read more…

Mixed conditions for anglers in October

Cornish Times

A MIXED month weather-wise again, which included a warm, dry week early in the month, followed by a sudden drop in temperatures, bringing conditions back to the seasonal norm, writes Chris Hall in the South West Lakes Trout Fisheries Report for October. Water levels remained low at many lakes, although they have now at last begun to slowly refill. Read more…

Tying Rogan’s Gosling Seatrout Fly

Davie McPhail

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

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