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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

Orvis announces Game Fair charity auction

In 2012 Orvis, America's oldest mail order outfitter is celebrating 30 years in the UK by holding the first ever CLA Game Fair charity auction. A saltwater fly fishing trip for two to Belize and days on the Test and Itchen plus Orvis bamboo fly-rod and Fulling Mill flies are among the lots. ... Full story

Golden Dorado on the Chew for Fly Fishers at Tsimane

The first report of the season is in from Tsimane Lodge in Bolivia via Frontiers Travel where the lucky anglers have been chasing large golden dorado and finding them in good numbers! This spectacular fish should be on most destination fly anglers wish list. ... Full story

Costa Movie Supports New Sport Fishery in Guyana

Sunglasses manufacturer Costa Del Mar have sponsored a new movie called "Jungle Fish" based around their 'Protect Guyana' project. In the rivers and ponds of Guyana's unspoiled rain forest, they found a place where sport fishing can preserve the country's natural resources and culture by supporting its indigenous peoples in a responsible way. ... Full story

VIPs gather on the Ponoi to discuss Kola's 'wild lands'

News from Matt Breuer of Ponoi River Company's Ryabaga camp this week included visitations from the governor to Murmansk region Marina Kovtun and the party of PRC owner Ilya Sherbovich. Apart from sampling the salmon-fishing, the parties met up to discuss the future of the Ponoi and other Kola rivers. ... Full story

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