Fishing News Roundup 127

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Here’s today’s roundup

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West Fife trio line up for Scotland in fishing contest

Dunfermline Press

Story: Clare Buchanan

Three West Fife fishermen carry Scotland’s hopes in the Civil Service Sports Club shore championships today (Friday). Gus Brindle and Peter Smalls from Dunfermline and Davie McKervail from Inverkeithing will cast a line in the six-hour event on the River Tyne between the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and St Peter’s Marine in Newcastle. All three have represented the Scottish region of the Civil Service before and a Tartan team last won at Otterspool on the River Mersey in 2021. Read more…

Brown trout fishing closed until March

Cornish Times

Story: Chris Hall

SOUTH West Lakes’ brown trout fisheries are now closed until next March, writes Chris Hall.  Autumn weather conditions have brought winds and heavy rain, with most of the reservoirs now full, and Roadford and Colliford water levels on the rise.  The South West Fly Fair at Roadford will be Sunday, February 25 – see the South West Lakes website for more details. The South West Lakes Trout Fisheries Report for November is as follows: Read more…

Björk releasing ‘lost’ song to fight salmon farms in Iceland

Hatch Magazine

Story: Chad Shmukler

Iconic musical artist Björk is re-releasing a “lost” song to help fund the fight against open net pen salmon farms in Iceland. The release is part of a collaboration with Spanish singer-songwriter Rosalia. The two have agreed to donate all proceeds from the sale of the new release to AEGIS, an Iceland-based non-profit dedicated to eradicating open net pen salmon farming in Iceland’s waters. Read more…

Fly Tying: Jeff Rowley – Humor and Creativity with an Edge.

Mens Journal

Story: Ken Baldwin

It was his Sculpin pattern that brought Flytier Jeff Rowley’s work to my attention. I remember first seeing it and thinking “Whoa, that’s a Sculpin that I want to fish in Alaska. I know I could catch some big fish on that thing.” So I reached how to him on Instagram and he agreed to send me some of his flies to try out. He tied me up two Redfish spoon flies, a Deer Hair diver, the Sculpin, and a custom Jellybean Zonker. Read more…

Defra’s failure to protect and restore water bodies ‘unlawful’, high court rules

The Guardian

Story: Helen Horton

The government and environment agency failed in their duty to restore and protect waterways from pollution, the high court has ruled in a significant case that could force an overhaul of the government’s plans. Fish Legal and Pickering Fishery Association took the government to judicial review over its river basin management plan for the Costa Beck river in the Humber district, which had a reputation as one of the best fly fishing spots in the UK until a few years ago. Read more…

A Quick and Easy Way to Frame a Fly

Davie McPhail

Just a quick request. Once you’ve viewed the video, please take a moment to ping over to YouTube (by clicking on the Watch On YouTube link at the bottom left of the video) and hit the ‘Subscribe’ button (again, bottom left of the video – see photo below). A ‘Thumbs Up’ would be much appreciated as well 🙂

NOTE: Thanks to Ken for highlighting the fact that YT subscription is slightly different if you’re viewing by phone. Here are the steps…

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

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