Fishing News Roundup 138

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Wishaw kids charity benefits from generous donation from Lanarkshire fishing group

Daily Record

Story: Ross Thomson

A Wishaw children’s charity has benefited from a generous donation from a Lanarkshire fishing group. Les Hoey, from the DreamMaker Foundation, was delighted to be part of the United Clyde Angling Protective Association (UCAPA) opening of the salmon season in the Clyde Valley. And thanks to a raffle that will be split by the DreamMaker Foundation and Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), it means both charities will be £1000 better off. Read more…

A Case for Ice Fishing Naked

Wired 2 Fish

Story: Tom Starkweather

You all remember the first time you got out fished by a complete stranger on the ice or in open water? Maybe it has never happened to you, but although it has happened many times over my nearly five decades of fishing, two moments stand out for me as a fisherman and a fly tier. The first moment I remember was on the ice, as I watched a guy pulling in crappie after crappie in a shallow back channel of a lake I fish. I was using a pegged bobber with a dot-style ice jig with some spikes added and not catching much. I asked him what his secret was, and he said a larva lace fly. Read more

Sea and trout fishing latest plus retail news

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Match 5 of the seven leg Edinburgh New Year Shore League is at the west end of  Portobello Beach on Friday, fishing from 7pm to 10pm. The competition is sponsored by The Edinburgh Angling Centre, The Fishing Megastore and Cox and Rawle. Mike Kyle from Easthouses leads the race for the title with 22 points, ahead of Edinburgh angler Stevie Souter, who also has 22 points, with Gordon Lyall, also Edinburgh, third with 19 points. Steve Potts from Tyneside is fourth on 14 points and organiser Ian Campbell from Falkirk has climbed to fifth and is on 13 points. Organisers of the Bass Rock Shore Angling League host the final leg of their winter league on Wednesday, February 28 at a venue to be decided. Read more…

South West Fly Fair returns to Roadford Lake

Cornish Times

THE South West Fly Fair makes a welcome return to Roadford Lake on Sunday. The fair is hosted by charity South West Lakes Trust at Roadford Lake, between Launceston and Okehampton. The event is a highlight in the Westcountry’s angling calendar ahead of the new fishing season. The day is made possible thanks to sponsorship from Catch, Chevron Hackles, Homeleigh Garden Centre, Snowbee and Turrall. Read more

Looking back at fishing in Cumbria throughout the years

News and Star

Story: Clare Hastings

IN this edition of nostalgia, we are looking back at fishing in Cumbria throughout the years. One of the most significant period in Cumbria’s fishing history is the Medieval era. During this time, majority of the population depended on agriculture and fishing was a vital source of food for the Cumbrian communities. Salmon, trout and pike were commonly caught, smoked and traded. Often these fish would be salted or smoked to preserve them for the winter months. Fishing was both a livelihood and a subsistence activity. Read more…

Pre-Season Video

Ken Bruce

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

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