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Norwegian Salmon Nets Before the Security Council in Russia

The Governor of the Murmansk region, Marina Kovtun, has decided to refer the dispute on Norwegian coastal netting in Finnmark to the Security Council in Russia. Diplomatic talks in the last two years have failed to produce results. ... Full story

Atlantic Salmon Trust Sets Out New Policy

After many months of deliberation and thinking through the work being done by other organisation within the wild salmonids sector, the Atlantic Salmon Trust has decided that there are some serious gaps in knowledge in the coastal and marine stages of the lives of our salmon and sea trout. This has led to a new policy being outlined changing the focus of their work. ... Full story

Salmon are the Stars at BAFTA Fly Fishing Film Evening

The prestigious Princess Anne Theatre at BAFTA on London’s Piccadilly played host to a unique event on the evening of 20th September entitled ‘A Celebration of Salmon’. Award winning conservationist Orri Vigfússon, Chairman of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF), welcomed loyal supporters, guests and filmmakers Sasa Savic, Daniel Göz and Anton Hamacher themselves as star guests to the London premieres of two magnificent fly fishing films celebrating the Atlantic salmon and highlighting the need for its ongoing protection. ... Full story

Seychelles Favourite Gets New Management

Alphonse Island season will be running as normal for the 2012/13 season! To the great relief of many Alphonse regulars, the planned hotel construction project has been set aside for the time being. The management of Desroches Island have taken on the management of Alphonse Island from October 2012 and will run the island and the Alphonse Group's (Alphonse, Bijoutier and St Francois) incredible flats and blue water fishery, with the aim of sympathetically enhancing what is already great about Alphonse. ... Full story

International Trade Shows Join Forces

Today, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) announced a partnership in which they would co-locate their trade shows in one venue in 2013. Both the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, and the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show, known as IFTD, will be held July 10-12, 2013, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Full story

Atlantic Salmon Magic Gets Gold

Topher Browne’s splendid Atlantic Salmon Magic has won another international gold medal. This latest Wild River Press creation was named top title in the Regional Non-Fiction Category by the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The announcement came at a special ceremony at the Rose Club at New York’s landmark Plaza Hotel. ... Full story

Costa Goes Rimless

Think of Costa’s three new styles launched earlier this summer – Galveston, Rockport and Seadrift – as rimless sunglasses on steroids. These sleek, sporty styles are unique with full eye coverage and lightweight fit, without compromising durability and still great for anglers. ... Full story

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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