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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

Bumper Salmon Season on the Tay

Anglers are celebrating a bumper salmon season on the River Tay according to this report from STV News. Some beats are reporting catches of more than double those in recent years — and many say a policy of returning caught fish is helping. ... Full story

Boost For More Transparency on Sea Lice Levels

Scotland’s largest salmon producer is set to publish data on sea lice. Marine Harvest has signalled its intention to seek formal certification from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). That means it will have to comply with the ASC’s farm-by-farm sea lice data publication requirement. ... Full story

Record German Salmon Captured

In early May on the Island of Rügen, the largest Atlantic salmon ever caught in Germany with rod and reel was landed. Dieter Schmidt of Wolfsburg lured the 125cm giant with a Rhino Xtra Mag Spoon in the color pattern "Rügen Special“. When weighed the specimen turned out to be an enormous 24.3 kg (53.5lb). ... Full story

The Best of UK Fly Fishing

We have shared some of Matt Dunkinson's fishing films before on our websites that featured the English chalk streams as well as fly fishing for harbour mullet and bass but now this great 5 minute video has been put together by Matt to showcase some of the best of what UK fly fishing has to offer. ... Full story

Abel Reels Supports Casting for Recovery with Signature Fly Reel

Casting for Recovery (CFR) is proud to announce that the premium fly reel manufacturer Abel of Camarillo, CA, has signed on as a Merchandising Partner of Casting for Recovery's Quality of Life Program for women with breast cancer. ... Full story

British And French Scientists Unite To Save Atlantic Salmon

In June 2012 the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Fisheries department were successful in their 2.5 million Euro Interreg IVA channel programme funding application to the EU. The project is called MorFish – Monitoring For Migratory Fish and involves working in partnership with the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) based in Rennes, Brittany. ... Full story

Orvis to Acquire the Scientific Anglers and Ross Reels Businesses from 3M

The Orvis Company, Inc. of Manchester, Vermont today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Scientific Anglers and Ross Reels businesses from 3M (NYSE:MMM). ... Full story

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