Fishing News Roundup 132

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Dounreay Fly Fishing Association trophies are handed over

John O’Groat Journal

Dounreay Fly Fishing Association held its annual general meeting and presentation of trophies in the Brown Trout Hotel, with chairman George Robertson inviting Isobel Robertson to present the awards for the club’s 2023 competitions. Bank league: Loch Calder – Rusty Cup, Toby Bracey (heaviest fish – Tony Chalmers). Toftingall – Bloody Foreigner Trophy: Alex Donald (heaviest fish – Toby Bracey). Read more…

The Face of Angling Tourism in Wales in 2024

News from Wales

Story: Lisa Baker

Wales has proven itself a haven for anglers of all levels. From the serenity of its freshwater streams to the exhilarating challenge of its saltwater shores, Wales offers an abundance of fishing opportunities. Whether you’re a seasoned angler seeking the thrill of catching trophy fish or a novice eager to experience the tranquillity of the outdoors, there is something for everyone. Wales’ fishing industry is committed to promoting tourism in the area. Several initiatives are in place to encourage anglers to visit Wales and take part in its world-class fishing opportunities. Read more…

Info on West Lothian agm, cod and shore leagues

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

West Lothian Angling Association host their annual general meeting on Thursday, January 11, at Livingston’s Howden Park Centre. The time is 6.30pm and the event doubles with the organisation’s regular fly tying night which ends at 21.00. The annual meeting forms the first part of the evening and everybody is welcome but only members will have voting rights, according to a spokesman. He said: “If you would like to see any changes to the club or the fishing please inform us beforehand as we can cover the topic during the annual meeting.” Read more

Stockbridge: Fishing Breaks to host women’s fishing course

Andover Advertiser

Story: Kiran Sajan

A FISHING business based in a village near Stockbridge will be offering special fishing days for women in 2024. Fishing Breaks, based in Nether Wallop, is offering the experience to women after finding an increase in demand. It will be led by Gilly Bate, considered one of the most experienced fly fishers and guides in England. Read more…

The Bounder taught fly-fishing to the rich and famous

The Age

Michael Daunt, who has died aged 81, was a leading fisherman and instructor, author and journalist. In his time, he taught Spey salmon and brown-trout casting to celebrities including Eric Clapton, Jeremy Paxman, Guy Ritchie and Ronnie Corbett. A convivial figure and a raconteur, he was known to family and friends as “The Bounder”, a soubriquet in which he revelled. “In another life I think he would have been imprisoned,” was the verdict of his friend Paxman, author of Fish, Fishing and the Meaning of Life. Read more

Fly Tying a Griffith’s Gnat by Mak


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