Fishing News Roundup 143

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Shetland salmon exports soar to £135m

The Shetland Times

Exports of  Shetland farmed salmon rose to £135 million last year amid soaring international demand. Trade body Salmon Scotland’s regional breakdown of the figures showed 14,850 tonnes were exported from Shetland in 2023 – almost a quarter of the national share. Read more…

‘The Charity’ fly fishing competition launched

Killarney Advertiser

Members of Lough Lein Anglers’ Association, one of the longest established fishing clubs in Ireland, launched the 36th annual charity open fly fishing competition known as ‘The Charity’ which will be held on April 28. This year’s beneficiaries are Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone. The event is always the most popular event on the fly fishing calendar in Ireland. Spearheaded by Timo O’Sullivan,to date the anglers have raised in excess of €300,000 for deserving charities in Kerry and Cork. Read more…

North West youngsters to showcase at Angling Fair ahead of World Fly Fishing Championships

Derry Now

Four young fishermen from Tyrone and Donegal have the angling world at their feet after they successfully qualified to represent Ireland at the 2024 World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in the Czech Republic this summer. Jacob Griffin, Fintan Carlin, Zack Barnett and Colm Coyle have honed their skills on the local waters of the Mourne, Derg and Finn and they successfully fought off competition for 25 young anglers from all over Ireland at the qualifiers in Blackwater River in County Meath and Laois Angling Centre to take four of the five places on the Irish team. Read more…

Dever Springs trout fishery closes suddenly and without explanation

Hampshire Chronicle

Story: Toby Oliver

Dever Springs, near Barton Stacey, announced on February 23 that it was closed until further notice due to ‘circumstances beyond our control’. A Facebook post said: “Urgent notice. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the fishery is closed until further notice. Please be patient if you are trying to contact us.” The fishery had announced a price increase which was due to come into effect on March 1. Read more…

South West Lakes Trust fisheries report for March 2024

Cornish Times

Story: David Sillifant

THE new season is now firmly under way at all of the South West Lakes Trust trout fisheries; where available, boats are now on the water, and should be pre-booked (online or via the telephone).  Generally the weather for the opening month has been both mixed and challenging to anglers, with strong winds, rain, snow and hail, and cold temperatures. Read more...

Woodburn April 2024

Ken Bruce

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