Atlantic Salmon

Record German Salmon Captured

In early May on the Island of Rügen, the largest Atlantic salmon ever caught in Germany with rod and reel was landed. Dieter Schmidt of Wolfsburg lured the 125cm giant with a Rhino Xtra Mag Spoon in the color pattern "Rügen Special“. When weighed the specimen turned out to be an enormous 24.3 kg (53.5lb). ... Full story

British And French Scientists Unite To Save Atlantic Salmon

In June 2012 the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Fisheries department were successful in their 2.5 million Euro Interreg IVA channel programme funding application to the EU. The project is called MorFish – Monitoring For Migratory Fish and involves working in partnership with the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) based in Rennes, Brittany. ... Full story

Father and Son Ghillies Both Net 30lb Salmon on Same Day

After a slow and cold start to the salmon fishing season, the River Wye burst into action in the first week of April when some very large salmon were caught. Eight of the fish landed were over 25lb and four over 30lbs or nearly four feet in length, with the largest weighing 33lbs. ... Full story

New Video Shows Best Live Release Practice for Salmon

When the Atlantic Salmon Federation conducted a survey of anglers a few years ago, asking what tool would be most useful, a good video of the best techniques for live release was the top response. Please watch and share the video inside with your fellow salmon anglers and help spread the word. ... Full story

Atlantic Salmon Consultations on Species at Risk

The first consultations are now taking place regarding the status of different populations of wild Atlantic salmon in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. DFO is conducting the process, and five regions within Quebec, and along the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence are the first to be considered ... Full story

Against All Odds

Check out this video we found on YouTube of an epic Atlantic Salmon battle from the Byske River in Sweden involving a long (and wet) struggle through the rapids to land the 30lb fish. ... Full story

Atlantic Salmon Trust 2013 Auction

Fancy a trip to one of the best fishing destinations on the British Isles? Among the hundreds of lots on offer is fishing on the rivers Tay, Spey, Dee and Tweed in Scotland, the Test, Itchen, N Tyne and Camel in England, the E Cleddau and Usk in Wales and the Drowes and Mourne in Ireland. ... Full story

Norway's Rich Salmon History

Tarquin Millington-Drake from Frontiers Travel points to Norway's famous salmon fishing of the past, perhaps only second to that of Scotland, and that it is still possible to find great fishing if you know where to look. ... Full story

UK Launch of Reisa 20/40 Club

Have you ever wanted to catch a 20, 30 or 40 lbs Atlantic Salmon on Fly? There are only a few rivers in the world which regularly catch 30 and 40 lbs Salmon and 20 lbs salmon in good numbers and the Reisa Elva in northern Norway is one of them. ... Full story

94 Irish Rivers Open for Salmon Angling in 2013

Mr Fergus O’Dowd T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, has approved a suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon fishery in 2013. These came into effect from Tuesday 1 January 2013. ... Full story

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