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Salmon Activist Wins Defamation Case

A Canadian Supreme Court has upheld the right of anti-salmon farm activist Don Staniford to make defamatory remarks when speaking out in protest against Norwegian-owned salmon farms operating in Canada whose products he claims are dangerous to public health. ... Full story

Thomas & Thomas Announce DNA Series of Two Handed Rods

USA fly rod maker, Thomas & Thomas has announced the launch of its new DNA series of two handed fly rods. The DNA series is comprised of nine different rod models and offers rods in three distinct actions to allow anglers to select rods that are optimized for their preferred line designs, casting styles and terminal tackle. ... Full story

Project FishRun - Salmon 'Grand Prix' in Finland

Project FishRun aims to increase awareness about the near extinct stocks of native salmon, and to involve companies in funding the vital research and restoration programs on salmon rivers. FishRun's first fish sport event at the mighty river Kymi in Finland has begun! Formula1 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen is among the supporting celebrities! ... Full story

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

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