Fishing News Roundup 136

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Salmon on the Coquet prove elusive on first day of the season

Northumberland Gazette

Story: Bob Smith

Last Thursday was the start of the 2024 salmon season on the local rivers, writes Bob Smith. As usual, the challenge was on to catch the first fresh spring salmon on the Federation stretches of the Coquet. Seventeen anglers were on the Coquet trying to catch the first salmon. Read more…

Fishing club looking for members ahead of new season

Oxford Mail

Story: Jacob Manuschka

A fishing club is looking to fill several vacancies ahead of the start of the 2024 season. Farmoor Fly Fishing Club, with a limit set at 250 members, has several open slots due to illnesses among the group. The club is based at Darlow Lake in Stanton Harcourt, the cheapest fly fishing venue in Oxfordshire, with the initial membership cost at £190, in addition to a joining fee. Read more…

‘It’s a bucket-list fish’: bluefin tuna are back in British seas – and so are the fishing boats

The Guardian

Story: Patrick Greenfield

Built like a torpedo, weighing more than a male polar bear when fully grown and fetching prices in Japan of more than £2m for a single fish, the bluefin tuna was once an abundant apex predator in British waters. In the 1960s, these warm-blooded aquatic hunters disappeared – pushed to the brink of extinction in the eastern Atlantic by overfishing. Read more…

Colin writes his name into record books with first salmon from Drowes

The Impartial Reporter

Story: Chris Donegan

You would need to be a hardy buck to have gone fishing in last Wednesday’s storm but Colin Gardiner braved the gale force wind and driving rain to be rewarded with the first salmon of the season from the River Drowes. The retired fireman caught the eight-pound fish while spinning with a yellow Flying-C on the High Bank pool, close to his home near Bundoran. It completed a remarkable record for Colin, who has landed the first salmon from the Drowes and has now landed the first salmon from the Drowes on four occasions. Read more…

Scotland’s marine and coastal species critically endangered

The National

Story: The Ferret

DOZENS of Scotland’s marine and coastal species are critically endangered or in rapid decline due to industrial fishing, climate change, pollution and other pressures, The Ferret has found. The species most at risk include fish, birds and mammals such as cod, salmon, trout, harbour seal, gulls, shag and guillemot. Read more…

Tying the Mohawk Dry Fly with Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail

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