Fishing News Roundup 133

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Fly Fishing in Scotland with Al Peake of Twin Peakes

Quill and Pad

Story: Colin Alexander Smith

One need only glance at a map of Scotland to see that there is a lot of water in a relatively small geographical area. In addition to the celebrated Lochs Lomond, Ness and Leven, Scotland’s crumpled, glacier-raked topography is striated with rivers large and small, not to mention the numerous sea and hill lochs. Which makes for a tremendous variety of fish, principally trout, salmon, and grayling, all ideal targets for fly fishing. Read more…

TV’s Paul Whitehouse casts first line to mark beginning of salmon fishing season

Shropshire Star

The comedian and star of the hit series Gone Fishing performed the opening honours at Meikleour on the River Tay. Comedian Paul Whitehouse has led the opening of the salmon fishing season on the River Tay. The star of the BBC’s hit series Gone Fishing performed the honours at Meikleour, a village in Perth and Kinross, on Monday. Read more…

Angler stunned after catching rare Atlantic salmon in London — one of the first in 200 years

The Sun

Story: Alex West

AN ANGLER was stunned after reeling in a rare Atlantic salmon while fishing in London — one of the first in 200 years. Hector Rodriguez, 34, caught the 3lb beauty on the River Wandle, a tributary feeding into the Thames. Read more…

The truth about false casting

Hatch Magazine

Story: Todd Tanner

If you spend much time reading about fly fishing, or hanging around with other fly fishers, you’re likely to run across a common theme in our sport. “We false cast too much. Stop it.” That admonition to limit or curtail our false casting is frequently followed with a bit of home-spun angling wisdom. “You won’t catch fish with your fly in the air. False casting is a waste of your time. Get your fly in the water.” Read more…

Tying a Greenwells Glory Dynamite Harry DryFly

Davie McPhail

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

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