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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

Ladies raise money to beat breast cancer

Based in the North-east of England, the group Ladies Fishing has helped spearhead an influx of women into the sport of flyfishing and their charitable achievements are winning friends throughout the UK. Here, Anne Woodcock outlines recent activities and their plans for a full season of fly-fishing effort. ... Full story

Home For Salmon FREE TO VIEW

The current issue of Game Fisher’s Diary includes the first two parts of Home For Salmon – a not-to-be-missed documentary about the Atlantic Salmon Reserve of Kharlovka in the Kola Peninsula of Russia featuring international fly angling superstar Mikael Frodin. ... Full story

New life emerges as dams come down on the Elwha

Despite tons of sediment left behind, vegetation is beginning to transform a drained lake bottom in the Elwha River Valley and of interest to anglers, a steelhead has already been found taking advantage of the new river it can now access. ... Full story

Week 2 on the Ponoi - Latest News

As reported previously, the opening week on the Ponoi on Russia's fabled Kola Peninsula saw good numbers of Atlantic Salmon for the early rods. Has that continued? Camp manager Matt Breuer chimes in with his second week report from the front line. ... Full story

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