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Fly Fishing Photographers - Matt Harris

As a London-based photographer working in advertising, Matt Harris finds that fly-fishing represents the perfect antidote to his frantic day job. The chance to experience wild, remote and fabulously beautiful 
locations around the globe act as the perfect counterpoint to the hectic world of the UK advertising scene. ... Full story

Cast from the Past - Farlow's Magazine

Who remembers the old Farlow's Magazine that London's iconic game fishing store used to publish? It stopped printing quite a while ago now but we recently were able to assist Farlow's in getting one of the old copies scanned into a very readable PDF format. ... Full story

Atlantic Salmon Trust Highlight Three Key Salmon Survival Issues

Melfort Campbell and Tony Andrews, the Atlantic Salmon Trust's Chairman and CEO, recently visited New Brunswick, discussing alternatives to the destructive and unsustainable open cage method of salmon farming currently used in Scotland and Canada. Details will be released soon of the outcome of their discussions. ... Full story

Hardy and Greys Up For Sale

In an exclusive interview with the UK-based fishing trade magazine Angling International, Ken Brewster, the Commercial Director of Hardy & Greys has explained why the company is being put up for sale. Meanwhile business continues as usual at this iconic British brand. ... Full story

Billfish Conservation Act Becomes Law in US

On October 5, 2012, President Obama signed the Billfish Conservation Act into law, effectively banning the importation of all billfish into the continental United States. The signing marks the culmination of a united undertaking by a diverse coalition of angling and conservation organizations working in cooperation with a bipartisan group of congressional champions. ... Full story

Alphonse Island Season Gets Underway

The excitement of a new Alphonse Season is always the silver lining behind the cloud of approaching winter for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Virgin flats, aggressive predatory species, relaxed milkfish, hungry bonefish and expert guides ready to help our fishers get at them all. ... Full story

Ultimate Fishing Adventures by Henry Gilbey

Billed on the cover as "100 Extraordinary Fishing Experiences From Around The World" and with well-known TV presenter and globe-trotting angling photographer Henry Gilbey as the author, this book held a lot of promise and hopefully a few secrets for locations off the beaten track. ... Full story

Jurassic Lake - The Lake of Giants

Stephan Gian Dombaj travels the world fly fishing and taking photographs that capture both the spirit of the destinations he visits and also the species of fish he seeks there. In his second feature for Fish&Fly he takes us to a remote corner of Patagonia where the rainbow trout reach truly epic proportions. ... Full story

2012 Auction for Wild Salmon in Norway

The Eighth Auction in Support of Wild Salmon in Norway will take place 25th October 2012 from 6:00 PM at The Old Astrup Fearnley Museum for Modern Art in Oslo. The full auction catalogue is now available and a shorter English language version is reproduced here that you can read online. ... Full story

Disappointing Returns of Wild Atlantic Salmon in Canada This Year

St. Andrews… It is now apparent to the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) that there has been a major decline in this year’s return of wild Atlantic salmon to most Canadian rivers. In Newfoundland and Labrador, returns have decreased from 2011 by 25-30% on average, with counts on some rivers, like Harry’s, down by as much as 50% and Sandhill River down by as much as 60%. ... Full story

Atlantic Salmon Trust Asks Commercial Pelagic Netsmen to Help Track Atlantic salmon

Professor Ken Whelan, AST’s Director of Research, has asked the representatives of the EU’s pelagic fleets to work closely with salmon scientists to learn more about the life of salmon (the ‘canary of the North Atlantic’) in the ocean, when he addressed Friday’s (Oct 5, 2012) meeting of the Pelagic Regional Advisory Council, held in Amsterdam. ... Full story

Costa Launches Hunt For New Fishing Adventures

Sunglasses specialist Costa Del Mar have launched a 7 year global project to seek out the best new fishing adventures around the world. The first destination the 4-man team have traveled too in their quest is Mexico and the resulting film is due out this Autumn. Drama, excitement and plenty of fish action can all be expected. ... Full story

Why You Need Some Smaller Hooks

Researchers at the University of British Columbia say the world's fish are likely to get smaller as our oceans warm - bad news for anglers! ... Full story

Salmon Activist Wins Defamation Case

A Canadian Supreme Court has upheld the right of anti-salmon farm activist Don Staniford to make defamatory remarks when speaking out in protest against Norwegian-owned salmon farms operating in Canada whose products he claims are dangerous to public health. ... Full story

Thomas & Thomas Announce DNA Series of Two Handed Rods

USA fly rod maker, Thomas & Thomas has announced the launch of its new DNA series of two handed fly rods. The DNA series is comprised of nine different rod models and offers rods in three distinct actions to allow anglers to select rods that are optimized for their preferred line designs, casting styles and terminal tackle. ... Full story

Project FishRun - Salmon 'Grand Prix' in Finland

Project FishRun aims to increase awareness about the near extinct stocks of native salmon, and to involve companies in funding the vital research and restoration programs on salmon rivers. FishRun's first fish sport event at the mighty river Kymi in Finland has begun! Formula1 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen is among the supporting celebrities! ... Full story