Fishing News Roundup 125

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Cramond anglers urged to attend annual meeting

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Cramond Angling Club, who have a nine-mile beat on the River Almond, have confirmed that their 2023 annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 22 (7pm) at Cramond Boat Club. All members of the club are entitled to attend and general members, senior members and student members are entitled to vote. Read more…

Chlorine spill leaves dad fighting to save fishing club set up in memory of only son

Belfast Telegraph

Story: Stephanie Bell

A dad is battling to save a charity fishing club he set up in memory of his late son after a chlorine spill killed its entire stock. Kevin Magill launched Ross Jord Trout Fishery in Conlig in June 2018, five years after his son Ross (19) was found dead on Ballyholme beach. The charity became a big part of the local community after it opened, with anglers visiting from around the world and bringing welcome business to the area. Read more…

Annual close season for salmon and sea trout fishing commences

The annual close season for Atlantic salmon and sea trout is in force on most rivers across England from today (Wednesday 1 November) to help protect the species from disturbance when spawning, supporting the health and resilience of these fish stocks. Wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout numbers are in decline, with stocks now categorised as being ‘at risk’ or ‘probably at risk’ in most rivers. The byelaws put in place prohibit fishing for these fish during the autumn and winter months, helping to protect them when they are at their most vulnerable. Read more…

Linlithgow extension plus latest on land and sea fishing

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Linlithgow Loch has been granted an extension so anglers can now fish on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm during November, and the prospects look good. Tom Lambert, secretary of the Forth Area Federation of Anglers, who run the fishery, said that floating lines can work on the East Side of the lake which is shallower while other areas have produced with intermediate lines and lures. Booking is advised but not essential. Nearby, Millhall near Polmont report that their regular season is over but fishing continues at weekends. Read more…

Rutland Water Fly Fishing Club round-up

Rutland & Stamford Mercury

Story: James Bedford

After the recent frustrations of wet and windy weather, the elements were kind for Rutland Water Fly Fishers’ Club Championships. Moderate winds and mild temperatures greeted the 14 members who competed for the trophy. Recent fishing had been difficult, and this proved to be the case as Rutland Water provided one of her more tricky days. Read more…

John Bailey’s guide to guiding principles

Eastern Daily Press

Story: John Bailey

Don’t ask me how I came to start a career as a fishing guide 31 years ago, but I suppose I stumbled into it and have barely regretted a single day since. It really would not bother me a jot if I never personally caught a fish again and that actually increases the joy I get from helping others catch the fish of their dreams. Read more…

Thrunton Long Crag and Chatton fisheries host successful The Big One championship

Northumberland Gazette

Story: Bob Smith

The weekend saw the final of The Big One UK Greys Bank Championship, a competition for all fly fishermen with a first prize of £3,000, writes Bob Smith.

The finalists had come through qualifying heats to reach the two-day final, which was held at Thrunton Long Crag fishery on Saturday and Chatton fishery on Sunday. Saturday at Thrunton was a really good challenge for the anglers with Long Crag as flat as a mirror and bright sunshine. I was there at the start and the anglers were soon into fish. As the day progressed the trout were harder to tempt. When the results were analysed everything was to fish for the next day at Chatton, with Ryan Matthews in the lead and Tony Fox second. Read more…

Lake of Menteith October 27th 2023

Ken Bruce

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