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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

Salmon-tracking device recovered off Nova Scotia

A solar-powered fish-tracking drone has been recovered off the North American Coast after a 3,000 km journey. And the 'surf board' device, says the Atlantic Salmon Federation, which tracks tagged fish released from the Miramichi River and the Restigouche River and some other rivers in New Brunswick will provide a valuable insight and data into the movement of salmon after they leave their rivers of origin. ... Full story

Fish Sculptures Made of Sunglasses Still Making Waves

Costa Sunglasses made a splash when it unveiled images of one-of-a-kind, hand built fish sculptures of a tarpon, blue marlin and bass built entirely out of its own sunglass parts in an advertising campaign last year. Two of these sculptures have since found new homes with some worthy organizations. ... Full story

EU Proposals for Baltic Salmon Not Enough

Fishing limits for wild salmon in the Baltic Sea will be unchanged or cut slightly next year, under European proposals published on Friday, which environmentalists say ignore concerns that some sub-species could face extinction. ... Full story

Rain required to bring in north America's salmon runs

The following excellent data appears on ASF's River Notes website, providing detailed recent news on catches on the rivers of Canada/north America ... Full story

Thames Salmon Heading Home

Environment Agency Fisheries Officer Adrian Bicknell holds two salmon caught in the EA’s fish trap at Molesey on the River Thames - great proof that salmon are finding their way upriver to hopefully breed and boost future stocks of the species.

Anger at Montrose salmon nets season extension

The Esk Salmon Board is furious at the Government’s “irresponsible” decision to extend the Montrose salmon netting season, allowing more fish to be killed. ... Full story

Great summer sport on Deeside

It was a better week for anglers fishing the Aberdeenshire Dee last week with FishDee beats reporting 221 salmon and 30 sea trout, writes Dee Fisheries Development Officer, Ken Reid. And although reports in the current week suggest the river is now down to its bare summer bones, it is worth dwelling on the superlative summer sport that greets those fly-fishermen, and women, who are in the right place at the right time. Fish sprinting like Usain Bolt? Dancing nuns on roller blades? All will be explained.. ... Full story

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