Fishing News Roundup 135

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What is the Best River for Fishing in Wales

The National

Story: Daniel Keer

Wales, known for its lush landscapes and rich cultural heritage, is also a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its numerous rivers teeming with a variety of fish species, Wales offers some of the best fishing experiences in the UK. Among these, the River Wye stands out as the premier destination for anglers. Renowned for its abundant salmon and trout populations, the River Wye provides both challenging and rewarding fishing opportunities. Read more

Inaugural River Tweed Film Festival to mark salmon season

Peebleshire News

Story: Isabelle Truscott

THE opening of the 2024 salmon season will also mark the celebration of an inaugural film festival. The River Tweed Film Festival is set to debut at Ednam House Hotel in Kelso on February 1, coinciding with the opening of the River Tweed’s 2024 salmon season. The two-day film festival will feature a selection of captivating, handpicked films which have been curated by Fishing TV – a global film hub for anglers. Read more…

Anglers mark opening of 2024 salmon fishing season on River Ness

The Inverness Courier

Story: Val Sweeney

Veteran angler Sandy Paterson has marked the opening of the salmon fishing season on the River Ness. He made the first cast at the Inverness Angling Club’s beat after members and guests were piped down to the river. Mr Paterson has been a member of the club for 68 years and has served on various committees. Read more…

Salmon and sea trout fishing available on the Tweed

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Kailzie Fishery near Peebles has become popular since it re-opened nearly a year ago under the ownership of Connor Newcombe, but it also boasts a 1.75 mile stretch of the nearby River Tweed where anglers can fish for salmon and sea trout. The beat is around 400 yards, just across a field, in fact, from the Kailzie Fishery headquarters, and there are, said Newcombe, some big fish in the river which is now open for fishing. He knows as he fishes the water. Read more…

A positive step as River Dee opens for fishing season

The Scotsman

Story: Dawn Renton

Hundreds of people gathered on the banks of the River Dee, one of the most famous salmon fishing rivers in Scotland, at the Milton of Crathes, to mark the official start of the season on February 1, amid concerns for the long-term future of the iconic Atlantic salmon. The opening also marked a key milestone in the development of the “Save the Spring” campaign, a pioneering programme launched at the end of 2023 by collaborative organisations the River Dee Trust, the Dee District Salmon Fishery Board and the Atlantic Salmon Trust, aimed at preserving wild salmon stocks on the river, in particular the spring salmon that the Dee is famous for. Read more…

Blessing event in north Northumberland village marks start of salmon fishing season

Northumberland Gazette

Story: Andrew Coulson

A revived annual tradition to mark the start of the salmon fishing season on the River Tweed has once again been held in Norham. The short service – conducted by Rev Rob Kelsey, vicar of Norham – took place yesterday (Thursday) and involved pouring a wee dram of whisky into the water. Read more…

Tying a Good Spring Salmon Tube Fly

Davie McPhail

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