Costa Sunglasses made a splash when it unveiled images of one-of-a-kind, hand built fish sculptures of a tarpon, blue marlin and bass built entirely out of its own sunglass parts in an advertising campaign last year. Two of these sculptures have since found new homes with some worthy organizations. ... Full story
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
Environment Agency Fisheries Officer Adrian Bicknell holds two salmon caught in the EA’s fish trap at Molesey on the River Thames - great proof that salmon are finding their way upriver to hopefully breed and boost future stocks of the species.
It was a better week for anglers fishing the Aberdeenshire Dee last week with FishDee beats reporting 221 salmon and 30 sea trout, writes Dee Fisheries Development Officer, Ken Reid. And although reports in the current week suggest the river is now down to its bare summer bones, it is worth dwelling on the superlative summer sport that greets those fly-fishermen, and women, who are in the right place at the right time. Fish sprinting like Usain Bolt? Dancing nuns on roller blades? All will be explained.. ... Full story
Ever since he filmed a series of his fishing exploits for the Discovery channel and despite a fishless week after salmon, ended up catching a little more than he'd bargained for (he was to marry the daughter of the family that owned the fishings!), fishing celebrity Matt Hayes has developed a big love affair for Norway's River Gaula. Now, having secured the Flaskholen beat for 2012, Matt and the Winsnes family have added a lease on the famous Malum Winsnes fishery for 2013. ... Full story
Every self-respecting famous Kola Peninsula salmon river these days has to boast its own trout fishing camp in the upper reaches and the North Kola's Varzina river is no exception. Here, a recent report posted on Facebook by the camp reflects, yes a few salmon caught (that's inevitable), but also some quite exceptional brown trout caught. Salmon sized brownies really. Or at least, it would be exceptional, if we didn't just pinch ourselves and say this is trout fishing Kola-style - and anything really is possible.. ... Full story
With rivers like the Ponoi put into mothballs for a fortnight, and other Russian fisheries only for the hardy or the mosquito resistant – at least so far as UK rods are concerned – and the autumn season of the Umba yet to start, August is a non-peak month on the salmon rivers of the Kola Peninsula. But Russia's trophy salmon river, the Yokanga, which had a good July this year, is set for the late show as the season rolls to a high summer climax. ... Full story
Hit by a summer drought and high water temperatures (see recent picture, left), the Miramichi River in New Brunswick, Canada, has announced a closure of its main salmon fishings as anglers await further rain. It is felt anglers wading in cold-water pools, many of which are where tributaries enter the river, could disturb salmon that have gathered to seek refuge. ... Full story