Fishing News Roundup 129

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Wild salmon protection zones to be brought in next year


Story: Sarah Ward & Peter A Walker

Wild salmon protection zones will be introduced in the Hebrides and west coast of Scotland from February, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has said. The fish are under threat due to a range of pressures, including habitat barriers, invasive species and commercial aquaculture, and their numbers have declined in rivers across Scotland. Read more…

Minnows into seadogs: inside England’s new fishing apprenticeship

The Guardian

Story: Harriet Grant

Alfie Steer has chosen a different path to his friends. While they are studying for exams and filling out university application forms, the 17-year-old is setting his alarm for 2.50am and heading out to sea. By 5am, he is hauling crabs from the decks of his father, Alan’s, trawler. “Yes it’s rough and wet – and rolly in winter – but I love it,” he says with a grin. “I’m the only one out of my friendship group who has a full-time job. That’s a good feeling. I get a wage, and it’s a job I might do for the rest of my life.” Read more…

Author aims to raise salmon threat alarm with novel based in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Live

Story: Jamie Saunderson

An author hopes his novel about an Aberdeen teenager who discovers a love of fishing during lockdown will boost awareness of declining salmon numbers. Will Shropshire, a fly fishing enthusiast from the south of England who makes regular trips to the north-east to fish the River Dee, published his first book Silver Ghosts last year. It follows the story of Callum Anderson, a Garthdee youngster who feels lost in the summer of 2020 and passes the time by getting drunk with his friends. Read more…

Fishermen in North Yorkshire win landmark river legal case

BBC News

Story: Olivia Richwald

Fishermen have won a landmark legal battle against the government and the Environment Agency for failing to protect and restore a river ecosystem. Costa Beck, near Pickering in North Yorkshire, once had a reputation as the best fly fishing spot in the county. However, its decline prompted local anglers to take legal action after years of campaigning. Read more…

Project to save under-threat salmon in River Dee wins prestigious award

STV News

Story: Anne Smith

A project to save the threatened salmon population in one of the most famous salmon rivers in the world won a prestigious award. Plans to plant a million native trees along the banks of the River Dee in Aberdeenshire hopes to help cool water temperatures, which is vital for the species’ survival. The River Dee Trust’s Million Trees Campaign won the Nature and Climate Action Award in this year’s Nature of Scotland Awards. Read more…

Tying a Grey Goose Olive Nymph by Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail

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