Fishing News Roundup 4

Hello and happy Sunday from the Fishing Mugs team and welcome to Fishing News Roundup 4.

Here’s this week’s selection of fishing news, articles and features. Don’t forget to leave comments, thoughts and suggestions in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Just before you dive in. We launched our “Fish the Tweed” prize draw registration a couple of days ago. If you haven’t seen the ads on social media yet then take a quick look at the short video below. We’re offering a full day’s fishing for two rods at Juniper Bank, Walkerburn village in Scotland absolutely free. If you would like to enter the prize draw, which takes place on the 1st September 2021, then you can find out more here.

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Here’s this week’s roundup.

“Don’t wind, you moron, don’t wind”

Fly Fishing Forum

Perhaps this is shameful publicity for the upcoming series of Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing that’s on its way to BBC2 very soon, but there is at least one message in it wanting to be explored. A catch-phrase of the show has become Paul’s plea to Bob. Read more…

Recent rains improved fishing on the Easkey

Angling Ireland

Fishing improved on the River Easkey Angling Association water during the week with at least eight fish caught, including grilse for French anglers Paul Savall, Vincent Piriou and Jacques Boyko. Sligo angler, Ben Breslin also had a grilse from the Bridge Pool with another fish lost. Read more…

Funding of £1.8m has been announced to help Scottish seafood businesses recover from the severe economic impacts of Brexit and Covid-19

Fishing News

The funding, managed by trade marketing body Seafood Scotland, will support seafood businesses to access new markets within the UK and abroad, including campaigns in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. Read more…

Angling Trust critical of River Mole fine that values life of wild fish at just 13p

Angling Trust

The Angling Trust has criticised the “pathetic” fine handed down to a Devon company responsible for polluting the River Mole and causing the deaths of an estimated 15,600 fish. Read more…

Tagged smolts detected at sea

Fora na Mara Marine Institute

The ability to track free swimming salmon juveniles has been extended hundreds of kilometres into the open ocean using advanced robotic technology. Read more…

Top five streamers for smallmouth bass

Orvis News

Our friend Colin McKeown of The New Fly Fisher and his colleagues spend a lot time chasing big smallmouth bass. Although topwater fishing is more visually exciting, more really big bronzebacks are caught on streamers, and Colin shares his five favourites: Read more…

Scottish Government launches probe into the regulation of fish farms

The Press and Journal

An independent review of how fish farms are regulated is under way in a move to make Scottish aquaculture rules among the most effective and transparent in the world. Read more…

Anglers urged to be vigilant for invasive pink salmon

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency is urging anglers to report unusual catches or sightings of invasive pink salmon after unprecedented numbers have been detected further south than previously observed. Read more…

The Boyd Report

SWANSWATER – (Stirling) The hot muggy weather continued at the start of the week.   High water temperatures and low water oxygen meant conditions were not very favourable for either fishing or the fish and the decision was made to suspend catch and released to try and prevent any damage or deaths to fish.   Many of those catching and keeping fish were commenting on how well the fish were fighting.   Fish were to be found at varying depths with the dam, the big tree and the bridge being the best areas.   Thunder and a torrential downpour on Tuesday evening freshened the water a little, but oxygen levels remained low due to atmospheric pressure.   Nymphs, such as Diawl Bach, Cormorant, Damsel and Viva, wets, including Bibio and Butcher, and Buzzers and Bloodworms were the most successful fly patterns.   On the bait pond, worms, spinners, and power bait were all taking fish.   By the weekend, the water temperature had dropped, and conditions improved somewhat, so catch and release has been restarted.    Anglers are reminded that great care must be taken when releasing fish.  The situation will continue to be monitored closely and may change at any time if conditions heat up again.The Fishery is open every day from 8.00am to 9.00pm apart from Thursdays when we close at 2.30pm.   Please continue to observe covid guidelines regarding face coverings, hand hygiene and social distancing.

Amongst the best bags on the fly pond were Donald McMurchie 5 for 16lb 2oz including 6lb Gold, David Pratt 3 for 12lb including 6lb Gold and a Brown, Russell Babiak 3 for 11lb 12oz including 7lb 12oz Rainbow, Callum McMillan, in two visits, 6 for 17lb 12oz including 6lb 12oz Rainbow and Barry Hamilton 4 for 9lb 4oz. Frank Barr, in two visits, 8 for 17lb 4oz, Harry Haggarty 2 for 5lb from his float tube, David Patterson 3 for 8lb and Joe Woods 2 for 6lb.

Those doing well on bait included Stuart Wallace, in two visits, 14 for 32lb 8oz, Sam  Neilson 3 for 1lb including 6lb 4oz Gold and a Brown, Kieran Walsh 3 for 6lb 12oz, Lee Hunt 2 for 4lb 4oz and Jack Plenderleith 2 for 3lb 8oz.Tam Hislop 2 for 6lb 4oz including 4lb 4oz Rainbow, Iain Fern 2 for 3lb 8oz, John Fern 3 for 6lb, George Drummond 4 for 9lb, Chris Smith 5lb 12oz Gold and David Stewart 3 for 6lb.  

ORCHILL LOCH – (Braco) Most of the fish are still surviving this hot spell the rain one night was not enough to make a difference to the temperature of the water, which we can do nothing about.  The Falcon FFC enjoyed their morning on Saturday  even although they only caught 11 fish for 24lbs with Tom Milligan having 2 fish for 4lbs 8oz on a Damsel.  Mikey Robertson from Dunning had 9 C&R on a Damsel while (Grandad) Allan Stirling had 4 C&R on a Klinkhammer, John Score (Alloa) 3 fish for 9lbs 8oz on a Black Nomad, Mark Dewar (Dunning) 3 fish for 8lbs 8oz o a Diawl Bach and Jeff Thomson from Blackford took 1 fish for 3lbs on a Black Pennell.  Kenny Low from Stirling had1 fish weighing 3lbs 4oz on a Black & Green Lure. Robert Morris from Auchterarder took 1 fish for 2lbs on an Egg, A Donnachie (Crook of Devon) 1 fish for 4lbs on a Buzzer, Nick Finan (Alloa) 1 fish 8lbs 2oz on a Ally McCoist plus 5 C&R and Dean Parker from Auchterarder had 2 fish weighing 6 lbs Daddy.

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