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CLA Game Fair closes its doors - for now

Extraordinarily wet weather conditions for weeks this summer have brought enormous pressure to bear over the past week on the Country Land & Business Association and their showpiece event, the CLA Game Fair. In the wake of the cancellation of other big country shows this summer, including the Great Yorkshire Show this week and the Scottish Game Fair and Suffolk Show last month, and with heavy rain forecast tomorrow and next week, for the first time now the Belvoir Castle site's gates have been closed - or at least entrance to exhibitors working flat out on the build-up, suspended. ... Full story

Mandatory Catch and Release on Wye Salmon

The Wye and Usk Foundation has issued a statement that since mid-June 2012 it is now mandatory to return all Atlantic Salmon caught on the River Wye. ... Full story

Bradshaw Hits the Big Time With Salmon Catch

Fish&Fly's own Colin Bradshaw proves he knows a thing or two about salmon with a fantastic catch of an estimated 28lb Atlantic Salmon taken during a trip to the Malselv River near Troms in Norway and made the local news headlines! The fish was safely returned to continue its migration up river. ... Full story

Fishing the Amazon on TV

Steve Townson of the Amazon Angler emailed to let us know that his new series called Fishing Expeditions is due to air on the Discovery Shed channel this August. ... Full story

New duo take the reins on Norway's Gaula

The Norwegian Flyfishers' Club has for thirty years been the life's work of Manfred Raguse, who built it up from the early days after readers of his German magazine articles asked to come and fish with him. Now a new area dawns with new owners Per Arneberg and Enrico Cristiani taking over the famous Rotation fishery with its extensive prime salmon-fishing beats on the middle and lower river. ... Full story

CLA Game Fair embraces social media

Britain's biggest countryside event is the latest to embrace social media and the online in a big way and we at Fish and Fly - and our members, visitors - need no reminding of the primacy of online in terms of up-to-the-minute coverage of international salmon and destination game-fishing. In another first the Fair is launching a casting event that allows able-bodied and disabled anglers to compete alongside each other. ... Full story

Lower river action in Norway but it's set to explode!

The first month of Norway's short season has been characterised by a cold start with big rivers swollen with snowmelt and rainfall and salmon catches as a result confined to lower beats of some of Norway's most famous sportfish rivers. On the plus side some extraordinary salmon have been caught and the new month promises some red hot sporting action. ... Full story

Alex Jardine & Steffan Jones join Aardvark McLeod

News just released from international fly fishing destination specialists Aardvark McLeod has confirmed the appointment of Alex Jardine and Steffan Jones to the team. ... Full story

Varzuga's 2012 record-breaker

The Varzuga river in Russia has just recorded one of its best-ever seasons in 21 years - with more than 8,500 salmon and a bigger average size of fish than in previous seasons (and immaculate silver salmon too). To mark a result that, not least is extremely encouraging for the potential fight back to abundance of Atlantic salmon as a species we here reproduce the final post from Roxtons' Varzuga Blog. ... Full story

Iceland's Hofsa, Sela and Big Laxa rivers open their accounts

North Atlantic Salmon Fund chairman, Orri Vigfusson, with news of some very encouraging early reports from Iceland's rivers where many have been producing salmon since early June, a good month before they usually open for serious fishing effort. Now in the last few days fish are being caught in prolific numbers which bodes well for the big fish which arrive in July. ... Full story

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