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First Salmon Reports from Canada

The Atlantic Salmon Federation report that many rivers have great conditions of water level and temperature right now, and it is time to think about live release again. Have you pinched down the barbs on all hooks? If you use a net, is it either plastic coated, rubber, or smooth and knotless? ... Full story

Big Salmon Dominate at Kharlovka

It was another week of great friends, interesting weather and good sized salmon here on the north coast! Although we started out again with bright sunny skies and very warm temperatures of 25+ degrees C, by early week there was thunder and lightning followed by heavy rains and the odd snow flurry. ... Full story

Atlantic Salmon Record Season on Ponoi

“Everything is perfect at the bottom of the steps.” -As quoted by Ian Irvine, longtime Ponoi angler and star/narrator of The Incomparable Ponoi. Ian returned to Ponoi this week with fellow angler Dick Penley, and together they brought into camp a whopping thirty years combined experience on the river. ... Full story

Florida Votes To Release Tarpon and Bonefish

At their Wednesday meeting in Lakeland, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), unanimously approved new regulations to make tarpon and bonefish catch-and-release-only fisheries, making Florida the first State to do so. ... Full story

Sage Announces New Fly Fishing Collection

Known as a leader in the field of fly fishing gear development, the annual announcement of next seasons new collection from Sage is eagerly awaited to see what the guys and girls up on Bainbridge Island have been working away on for the past months and often much longer. ... Full story

International Salmon Treaty Fails Yet Again!

Once again an organisation set up and funded by international governments has failed to do the very job for which it was created. This time the wild Atlantic salmon, already struggling to recover from years of commercial overfishing, disease and parasites from salmon farms, will be the victim of public sector time wasting and intransigence. ... Full story

Concerns Raised About Greenland Harvest of Wild Atlantic Salmon

Sue Scott, VP Communications of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, explains the concerns raised by the increasing harvest of wild Atlantic salmon in Greenland while returns to native rivers in North American have fallen considerably. ... Full story

Ireland hosts major international Conference of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation

Drogheda, Ireland is the location for the 30th annual meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO). The main function of NASCO is to conserve, restore, enhance and rationally manage Atlantic salmon through international cooperation taking account of the best available scientific information. ... Full story

Boca Grande Tarpon Tournament Makes a Splash

The small but delightful village of Boca Grande in Lee County, south west Florida recently played host once more to the "World's Richest" Tarpon Tournament. This annual competition brings interest from anglers across the USA and around the world. Two afternoons of competition chasing the giant tarpon of Boca Grande Pass brought lots of action. ... Full story

Controversy Circles Around Record Mako Shark

Controversy has arisen over the catch and kill of a 1,323lb Shortfin Mako Shark in California which is a potential new world record. There is nothing illegal about this but is it moral some are asking, especially if a big female like this could be carrying many new pups. ... Full story

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