Fishing News Roundup 20

Hello again and another great Sunday morning to you. This week’s Fishing News Roundup is here! Before we get to the news, we would quickly like to say, this is NOT a black Friday or a cyber Monday load of bollocks. It’s a genuine offer for all customers, that will run until stocks have gone. Feel free to jump in and order yours today here’s the link.

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Here’s this week’s roundup.

Salmon in the Tay are getting bigger – so why are anglers so worried?

The Courier

Pic: Head Ghillie, David Godfrey (49) at the River Tay near Cargill highlighting the pressures on Atlantic Salmon farming in the River Tay – Pic: Steve Brown / DCT Media – Story: Aileen Robertson

Warming seas are affecting salmon in the Tay and that is “very worrying” for those whose livelihoods depend on the iconic river. David Godfrey is the head ghillie at Tay Salmon Fisheries Company. “Economically it’s very worrying. My job is taking people to catch salmon. If there’s no salmon, then I don’t have a job. That’s always a worry.” Read more…

Wye Salmon woe…but hope on the horizon

Angling Times

THIS year has been nothing short of dire for River Wye salmon anglers, but a mini-revival could be on the cards after an encouraging number of juvenile fish were found in the river’s catchment areas. The Wye and Usk Foundation (WUF) said that the iconic waterway has had arguably its ‘worst year on record’ for reported catches of the iconic game fish, citing a number of contributing factors. Read more…

Thousands of fish released at Stoke-on-Trent’s ‘best angling pool’

Stoke-on-Trent News

Nearly 4,000 fish were released (Image: Pete Stonier / Stoke-on-TrentLive) – Story: Kit Roberts

Thousands of fish have been released at a popular pool to replenish the stocks after a sharp decline in the population earlier this year. Other changes at Fenton’s Smith’s Pool have seen the Environment Agency install floating cages in the water, which are planted with vegetation to provide food for the juvenile fish as well as a place they can shelter from predatory birds. Fish stocks in the pool saw a sharp decline this year following a rapid increase of algae in the water which was said to have been caused by pollution. Read more…

The Angling Times National Angling Awards 2021

Angling Times

It’s time to place your votes!

THE National Angling Awards are here, giving readers the chance to crown the best our sport had to offer in 2021. Voting will be open for the next seven days, giving YOU the power to decide who will win the sport’s most coveted awards. Alongside the usual categories to find the best anglers in each arm of the sport, the top clubs, and the best fisheries, this year will see the debut of several new awards. Read more…

Angling Notes: Funding available to support fisheries habitats and conservation

The Irish Times

Instream paired deflector, part of the River Deel enhancement project near Raharney, Co Westmeath. – Story: Derek Evans

A funding call of up to €1 million to support vital conservation projects around the country has been welcomed by the Minister for the Environment, Eamon Ryan. “I would encourage all eligible groups and stakeholders to apply,” he said. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) will oversee the distribution of the funding and priority will be given to projects that focus on improving water quality, rehabilitating damaged habitats, and helping fish overcome physical barriers. Read more…

Environment Agency rules out chemical pollution as likely cause of Teesside crab deaths

Hartlepool Borough Council

BREAKING NEWS: The Environment Agency has issued the following update on the investigation into why dead and dying crabs and lobsters have been washed up on beaches in Hartlepool and along the North East coast: The investigation into the deaths of thousands of crabs and lobsters along the North East coast has ruled out chemical pollution as a likely cause. The Environment Agency, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NEIFCA), the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), Food Standards Agency, UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and local authorities are collaborating on the investigation, which is trying to establish what could have caused the crabs and lobsters to die off the coast between Hartlepool and Robin Hoods Bay. Read more…

The Letters of Reverend E C Alston – Part 3 – 11th January 1972

Fish and Fly

Story: john Bailey

Edward Alston is now safely ensconced in Warminster, and on good enough terms to start the letter “Fred”. (Though he appears to go back to the more formal “Mr Buller” on the 14th of the month.) The handwriting is becoming more familiar, and I am able to deduce that Edward was given a German silver and nickel multiplier reel for Christmas. He cleaned it up and writes that it was American. Read more…

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