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Balmoral '50-pounder': the verdict

A fisherman catches a huge salmon, but there is no witness and no photograph and only a rough measurement taken of the fish's length against a rod. Coverage of the capture of 'the Balmoral 50-pounder' caught this June has since appeared in magazines from the Field to Trout and Salmon and the capture has been well documented and discussed on our own Fly Forums. But how does such a catch go down in the history books? And what was the final verdict of a man who lives and breathes the River Dee, Ken Reid, Fisheries Development Officer of The Dee District Salmon Fisheries Board? ... Full story

Tied in the Hand (Odyssey of a salmon fly-tyer) by Sven-Olov Hard

You don’t need to fish for Salmon to appreciate this book, or even be an avid tyer of Salmon flies. The author traces the history of classic salmon flies going back over more than a century to the heyday of late Victorian era when exotic materials from around the globe where readily available. ... Full story

The Ultimate Field Test - for a wading boot!

I have just returned from attending what was billed as the Ultimate Atlantic Salmon-fishing Course on Russia's Varzuga river. Apart from giving me the chance to catch numbers of salmon in a day that in Scotland one would hope for in a week (or month), the course gave me the perfect chance to test out for Fish and Fly, Patagonia's new Rock Grip (aluminium bar) wading boots and also their new wading Crampons too. ... Full story

A River North

Andy Mill tracks down steelhead in remote British Columbia ... Full story

Secrets of the international fishing agent

Charlie White, director of fishing at Roxtons Fieldsports, talks to Fish and Fly about the 2012 prospects for Iceland, while giving a fascinating insight into the wider role and responsibilities of one of the UK's top destination sporting agencies. But first, with the Russian season already under way on the Varzuga and the other Kola rivers and Norway set to open on June 1st, we asked him about another great destination salmon country, Iceland: ... Full story

A Bonefishing Journey by Graham Stephens

Any new book on flats fishing is always bound to catch this editor's eye and it's even more interesting when the author is actually based in the UK for a change rather than in some tropical location. Graham Stephens recounts his personal journey of discovering the bonefish and how to fly fish for them via his travel adventures overseas. ... Full story

Fly Fishing in Europe - March, What's On The Menu?

March warm-ups are excellent times to trout fly fish in Europe and in France it is the great trout opening time! For some anglers including myself, this particular day of fishing brings back some nostalgic memories. Nevertheless, you must be well prepared so that your chances of success at catching good trout turns to reality… ... Full story

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - The Movie

Based on the popular book Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday, this film to be released in the USA and UK shortly, while not your regular fly fishing movie material, looks to be a fun and entertaining film starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt. ... Full story

A Passion Called Salmon - DVD Trailer

The new DVD - A Passion Called Salmon by Sasa Savic is a celebration of the magnificent Atlantic Salmon and those both fish for it ... Full story

Jurassic Lake - The Amazing Wild Rainbow Trout Fishery

Deep in the hinterland of Argentina lies the fabled Lago Strobel, better known as Jurassic Lake thanks the prehistoric proportions of the introduced rainbow trout that have grown fat and strong on the local shrimp population in the lake. ... Full story

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