Fishing News Roundup 131

Good morning, Happy New Year, and welcome to this weekend’s newsletter, the first of 2024. Another compact issue today. Please let us know what you think and let’s also have any ideas, comments, and fishing stories you might have. You can get in touch HERE.

Here’s today’s roundup

All curated and shared material, copyright is owned by featured artists, photographers, writers, and original news sources.

Five to ditch and five to try: what fish should we be eating in 2024?

The Guardian

Story: Karen McVeigh

In a year of record-breaking temperatures and marine heatwaves threatening our already depleted seas, conservationists, supermarkets and even musicians, including Icelandic singer Björk, have spoken out over dwindling wild fish populations. Read more…

 Message in a bottle, new Vaila owner, fishing course and more…

Shetland News

Story: Hans J Marter

A MESSAGE in a bottle thought to have been thrown in the sea more than ten years ago has washed up in Yell. The bottle was found in Burravoe in Yell on Monday (1 January) – and it included a brief note and a 20p coin. Read more

Donegal angler hooks Ireland’s, and perhaps Europe’s, first salmon of 2024

Donegal News

Story: Jerome Hughes

A Donegal angler, having landed the inaugural salmon of 2024, not only claims the Irish crown but potentially secures a European one as well. James Kenny, who made the catch from River Lennon near Ramelton on New Year’s Day, told Donegal News it came as a complete surprise. Read more…

2024 salmon fishing season starts badly on New Year’s Day

The Impartial Reporter

Story: Chris Donegan

New Year’s Day marked the start of the salmon fishing season, although apparently no-one told the fish. Or maybe somebody did, and the salmon – being wily, clever creatures – decided to keep their head down and mouths zipped closed, for fear of ending up on the dinner plate of some hungry hallion. Read more…

Tying a Coq de Leon Quilled Gordon by Davie McPhail

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 🙂

Examples below…

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…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *