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Iceland: the other side of the coin

It is now well documented how the north Atlantic jetstream has disturbed the UK's summer weather to an even greater extent than usual but the situation for those who head to Iceland in search of its summer harvest of silver Atlantic salmon has presented the opposite to flash flooding in England's home counties. There, an extended drought has put the dampeners on sport and a recent report from fieldsports agent Roxtons shows catches around 30 per cent down on west and north coast rivers. ... Full story

Game Fisher’s Diary Aug/Sept Issue: FREE TO VIEW

To mark the arrival of summer (at last), and our launch onto Samsung Smart TVs, the Aug/Sept 2012 issue of the free-to-view video magazine Game Fisher’s Diary is the biggest yet, with over three hours of great content for fly anglers everywhere. ... Full story

Superb Sela Salmon

Arni Baldursson has posted this photograph on Facebook of his superb salmon from Iceland's River Sela that is estimated to be over 30lbs and looking at the scale of the fish next to the rod I don't think we would disagree! ... Full story

Costa’s 580P Sunrise Lens Wins at ICAST

Serious anglers and outdoors enthusiasts know with fishing, time of day can be everything. At the American Sportfishing Association’s ICAST event held recently in Orlando, Costa Sunglasses took home the award for Best New Eyewear for its high contrast specialty 580P™ sunrise lens. ... Full story

It's a Dog's Life - Week 7 report from the Ponoi

Keeping us up to speed with life at the Ryabaga camp on the Kola peninsula's Ponoi River, camp manager Matt Breuer shares all the news and highlights of week 7 of the Atlantic Salmon season in his part of the world. ... Full story

Salmon Anglers Tackle the Scottish Independence Issue

An independent Scotland would have a damaging effect on the nation’s salmon fishing industry, creating uncertainty for the annual £240 million income from country sports tourism, claims new research. The report reveals that over half of anglers fear that the break up of the Union would have an adverse impact on field sports tourism. One in four declared themselves “very worried” by the prospect. ... Full story

Take the Guesswork out of your next Tarpon catch

The Tarpon Master app from the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust allows you to capture and share details of all your catches but also uses an accepted formula to give you an estimated weight for your fish based on measurements of length and girth. A must-have app for your iPhone or iPad if you fish for the silver king! ... Full story

Constant rain forces ‘heartbreak’ cancellation of CLA Game Fair

With great regret the CLA said today (12 July) that exceptionally bad weather has forced it to take the “heartbreaking decision” to cancel this year’s CLA Game Fair, at Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire. ... Full story

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

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