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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

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