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Canadian rivers: rain still required

Once again this summer, the Miramichi has had to close its holding pools because of low flow and warming waters. The situation on that river remains 'no change' in terms of the closure, but hopes are high for some equinoxial weather action soon to bring in the late runs on this, and neighbouring rivers in New Brunswick, and other world-famous salmon rivers such as the Bonaventure and Grand Cascapedia. Meanwhile, here is a run down of the latest from Canada courtesy of the ASF (Atlantic Salmon Federation). ... Full story

Autumn on the Kola? It must be Umba

Salmon Junkies (tag: 'We are hooked!') are renowned for not just a great name but also for the groups of adrenaline-fuelled salmon fishers they send out over the wilds of the southern Kola Peninsula to fish the Umba river and these days too, the upper Varzuga (or Grand Varzuga as they call it). Now it's September their focus is firmly on the River Umba from where their first autumn report arrives via Kåre Lundquist.. ... Full story

New 2012 tagged salmon recapture data shows a pattern emerging in Norway

With the 2012 salmon-fishing season in Norway having ended only hours ago, it is early for data to be analysed, but a sneak preview bulletin of catch-and-release data from three of Norways' famous central-belt salmon rivers just released has already shown a surprising pattern emerging. ... Full story

Salmon-tracking device recovered off Nova Scotia

A solar-powered fish-tracking drone has been recovered off the North American Coast after a 3,000 km journey. And the 'surf board' device, says the Atlantic Salmon Federation, which tracks tagged fish released from the Miramichi River and the Restigouche River and some other rivers in New Brunswick will provide a valuable insight and data into the movement of salmon after they leave their rivers of origin. ... Full story

Huge catch on Norway's Vosso

Fortunes have varied wildly for salmon fishers in Norway recently. While the central rivers of the Trondelag region continue to struggle with catches through to the approaching end of the season, a notable catch to one rod on a single river has shown the potential for sport in this celebrated salmon-fishing country. ... Full story

Rain required to bring in north America's salmon runs

The following excellent data appears on ASF's River Notes website, providing detailed recent news on catches on the rivers of Canada/north America ... Full story

Good times, bad times

What is it with fishermen: are we never satisfied? Even when we have a river stuffed full of fish we can complain about bad conditions, low, clear water, or simply an upstream wind, for goodness' sake! Even when we are fishing a famous salmon river, with a better than average chance of hooking something very special indeed, it is possible to turn the story round a bit.. ... Full story

What has happened to Norway's summer run?

As July merges into August, high summer into late-summer, a pattern has become established on Norway's sportfishing rivers. When a 2012 salmon is hooked it tends to be an older, bigger, river fish. Now, with the season ending two weeks tomorrow, from the Lakselva to the Orkla, the question is repeated: what has happened to Norway's summer run of medium sized salmon and grilse? And the newer, big fish, for that matter? ... Full story

Where the Muddler is king of the castle

It is one of the most famous names in Scottish West Coast salmon and sea-trout fishing. But the Isle of Harris' Amhuinnsuidhe fishery, with its superlative wild fly-fishing on Lochs Voshmid, Scourst and Ulladale is not just about fishing, as Greig Thomson of Salmo International describes.. ... Full story

Camp Greenland

A new venture for fly-fishers whose dream is to sample the Arctic char fishing in Greenland is taking shape under the aegis of Arni Baldursson. Arni runs his Lax-a fishing all over the world but this camp looks the business and one assumes very good connections in Greenland to enable such comfort to go up in the wilderness in such short order. ... Full story

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