Fishing News Roundup 140

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The life-changing power of fly-fishing

The Sunday Times

Story: Stuart Heritage

There comes a point in life when you look around and realise that you have too much stuff. Too many objects cluttering your home. Too many obligations to fulfil. Too much noise, too many distractions, too many notifications buzzing from the phone you bought in the mistaken belief that it would simplify your life. When this point comes — and, believe me, it will — there is every chance that you will embrace fly-fishing. Read more…

Enjoy fly fishing hen and stag dos on the famous River Test

Hampshire Chronicle

Story: Lorelei Reddin

An unusual hen or stag party can enjoy a truly unique experience in the outdoors, indulging in a fabulous day of fly fishing on some of the country’s most famous chalk streams, luxuriating in delicious food and drink with views across the river. Groups of all kinds can enjoy days on the river, too – for special occasions or large family get-togethers, and so on. Read more

Fly Fishing Katmai National Park

Scandic Angler

Story: Todd Moen

The latest from Catch Magazine features quintessential Alaskan dry fly fishing for rainbow trout on the famed Alaskan Brooks River and others within Katmai National Park. Renown for its large brown bears, spawning sockeye and wild remote landscape, the Brooks River is a celebrity of Alaska. The opportunity to film here alongside feasting brown bears is one of Todd Moen’s dreams come true. For this 21-minute production, Todd traveled with Royal Wolf Lodge manager Nate Morris as they explored the Brooks and American rivers in SW Alaska. In and out by floatplane from lakes to rivers, they dry fly fished the remote upper reaches of many untouched streams finding incredible insect hatches along the way only navigable by air. Read more…

Even the patron saint of salmon can’t save these fish from the seals

Country Life

Story: Joe Gibbs

After a disastrous 2023 fishing season, Joe Gibbs is hoping for better. Anglers will have noticed that St Mungo, patron saint of salmon, is asleep on the job. He has slipped into the ranks of saints ‘who from their labours rest’. Unlike hard-grafting St Anthony, whom my wife keeps busy in search of lost mobiles and car keys (with a 90% retrieval rate), Mungo has been lollygagging by the rivers of paradise. Meanwhile, his ward, the Atlantic salmon, has been red-listed as an endangered species. A bit of saintly sock pulling up is needed. Read more…

Top prize of £3,000 for new fly fishing competition

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

A new team event for competition fly fishermen has been confirmed for the Lake of Menteith later this year and time is running out to enter. Fishing tackle firm Greys are behind the loch style team championship and 17 teams of four will contest the event to be administered under international rules. The winning team will pocket £3,000 and the runner-up £1,500 and the prizes will be determined by the largest combined catch over two days. This will be made up of anglers bag weights with two fish retained and then fish returned afterwards with each released fish being rewarded with 2lbs to the bag. Read more…

Out for a Walk on the River Before the Trout Season Starts..

Davie McPhail

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

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