Fishing News Roundup 139

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Anglers bid to save wild Atlantic salmon amid extinction concerns

STV News

Story: Callum Clark

It’s known as the “king of fish”, helping provide more than £100m a year to Scotland’s economy. But there’s growing concern the wild Atlantic salmon could become extinct. Anglers in Perthshire claim the Scottish Government’s response to tackling the issue is too slow and are calling for urgent action to protect the fish and rural communities. “At the current rate, the fish could be extinct by 2050,” said Bob Mason from the Tay Ghillies Association. Read more…

Cracking carp at Newbarn Angling Centre

Torbay Today

Story: John Sherlock

Carp continue to show at Newbarn Angling Centre in good numbers and Ethan Gardner, a previous Fish of the Month winner fished a 24 hour session and landed five Carp well into the 20lbs mark. There were three Commons and two mirrors, one of which was a really pretty fish, all were landed on a Five Star baits Pina colada pop up, which can be purchased on site. Read more…

Southern Water fined £330,000 for stream pollution that killed 2,000 fish

Shropshire Star

Southern Water has been fined £330,000 after raw sewage escaped into a stream for up to 20 hours killing 2,000 fish after the water company failed to respond to an alarm set off by failing equipment. The water company was sentenced at Southampton Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to a breach of environmental regulations regarding the pollution and operation of Little Bull pumping station in the case brought by the Environment Agency. Read more…

I went fishing for free with Paul Whitehouse – and so can you


Story: Andrew Eames

It’s a still winter’s day by the side of the River Test in Hampshire. The river is chuckling towards a distant sea, ushered onwards by grassy banks and naked willows. A blackbird is sounding the alarm in the bushes, three geese are honking by overhead, and the nation’s most famous fisherman is holding forth to a slightly nervous-looking bunch of novices on the bank. Read more…

Forres Angling Association invites Caroline MacLeod of Dalvey Estate to open the fishing season on the River Findhorn

The Northern Scot

Story: Garry McCartney

AROUND 60 anglers gathered to launch the new fishing season at the River Findhorn. Forres Angling Association (FAA) organised the event at the Stoney Pool on Monday, February 12 which included club president Michael Banner’s blessing of the water with sponsor Benromach Distillery’s whisky. Read more…

Tying a CDC Soft Hackle Parachute Dun with Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail

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