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Alphonse Island Report 17-24 Nov

What a week it’s been as once again the catches on both the flats and out in the bluewater have been extremely good. The biggest GT of 91 cm’s was landed by Hendrick while fishing an exquisitely tied silver and white baitfish pattern. ... Full story

An Appeal From Orri Vigfusson - North Atlantic Salmon Fund - Your Help is Needed

Every year we need to raise funds to help salmon return to native rivers. Our core business is buying out nets and maintaining an open seas moratorium. We have gained trust amongst netsmen worldwide but naturally we need to pay them fair compensation. Probably 85% of the North Atlantic feeding grounds are now covered by commercial agreements. Our campaign is very focused on the remaining nets in Northern Norway, the Foyle district and coastal nets in Scotland. ... Full story

Farquhar Atoll - Fly Fishing Paradise

Heading for the outer islands in the Seychelles is the nearest thing in fishing terms of going to war. After months of preparation including some physical training the time was finally upon us as my band of GT hunters boarded aircraft and heading once again for the Indian Ocean. ... Full story

Boost for Wye and Usk Salmon Catches

The rivers Wye and Usk have recorded substantial increases in catches of salmon in 2012. Anglers and river owners have so far reported well over 1,250 salmon from each river, representing a 64% and 51% increase when compared to their respective 5-year average catches. In the case of the Wye, it is the highest number of fish caught since 1996. ... Full story

Salmon Farming Comes Ashore in Canada

Twenty-three thousand Atlantic salmon smolts will arrive at the 'Namgis First Nation's salmon farm in January, just a fraction of the millions of similar fish that grow to maturity each year in B.C. What's different about these fish is that they will never swim in the ocean, never come in contact with wild salmon and never be treated for sea lice. ... Full story

Passing the Salmon Conservation Torch

St. Andrews, NB , Canada…The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is pleased to announce that Christopher H. Buckley Jr., a resident of Islamorada, Florida, assumed the chairmanship of the organization’s US Board of Directors at a meeting in New York City on November 15. ... Full story

South American Fly Fishing Season

With the new Las Buitreras season upon us down in Argentina, and with 10 fantastic years of amazing fishing and experiences at Las Buitreras we are now looking forward to see what this 11th year will have to offer fishing the wonderful Rio Gallegos for silvery sea trout. ... Full story

Ponoi River Fishing Museum Completed

It is true that all great salmon rivers have great histories. It is also up to us to preserve this sporting heritage, which is why, after over a year of diligent work, the Ponoi museum in Ryabaga Camp officially opened this past September. ... Full story

Fishing Days at Farlow's and Sportfish

As part of their regular series of events covering destinations and fly fishing around the globe, Farlow's and Sportfish are pleased to welcome Andrew Rushton, owner of the Kalum River Lodge in British Columbia and Stjani Benediktsson and Bjossi Runarsson who are two top fly fishing guides from Iceland. ... Full story

Devastating impact on Wild Salmon populations from Sea Lice

Inland Fisheries Ireland has collaborated in an international study to examine the impact of sea lice on the marine survival of Atlantic salmon. In a newly published report, results reveal that that on average 39% of salmon mortalities were attributable to sea lice which impacts wild salmon numbers and therefore wild salmon fisheries. ... Full story

Lakselva - Big Fish River of the Moment

The Lakselva river in Norway is now one of the most reliable rivers in the world when it comes to producing salmon of over 40lbs. We have been fishing the river over the past six seasons and in almost every week we have been there, one or more of our guests has landed a fish of over 40lbs. ... Full story

Alphonse Celebrates a New Record

A spectacular “Golden Grand Slam” has been achieved whilst fishing St Francois atoll. 4th season Alphonse guide, Andrew Mayo guided Matvey (Mat) Ivanov to obtaining this coveted achievement! To qualify for a “Golden Grand Slam” title five species of fish: Permit, Milkfish, GT, Bonefish and a Triggerfish need to be caught on the same day. ... Full story

New Sealice Rules Proposed for New Brunwsick

The New Brunswick government is proposing changes to the province's Aquaculture Act that would require companies to report on their sea lice treatment and monitoring programs. ... Full story

Farquhar Report 13 - 20 Oct 2012

Aardvark McLeod share the results of the first weeks fishing on the remote Farquhar atoll in the Seychelles, home to many species such as the famous GT or Giant Trevally, bonefish, trigger fish and offshore species too like tuna and sailfish. It's a long journey down but boy is it worth it! ... Full story

Giant Snakeheads on the Fly

Adventure fishing for exotic species does not get much better than in the jungles of southeast Asia where guide Jean-Francois Helias continues to put his anglers onto some amazing fish. In this case fly angler Richard Hart from Orlando has recorded some great catches of Giant Snakehead on the fly recently. ... Full story

Security Council accepts the Salmon Challenge

The Russian Security Council has decided to confront Norway with the damage its commercial salmon fishing industry is doing to the future of Russia‘s wild Atlantic salmon stocks. The Russians have decided to make the issue a priority for discussion at the March 2013 meeting of the Norwegian-Russian intergovernmental commission. ... Full story