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.
With rivers like the Ponoi put into mothballs for a fortnight, and other Russian fisheries only for the hardy or the mosquito resistant – at least so far as UK rods are concerned – and the autumn season of the Umba yet to start, August is a non-peak month on the salmon rivers of the Kola Peninsula. But Russia's trophy salmon river, the Yokanga, which had a good July this year, is set for the late show as the season rolls to a high summer climax. ... Full story
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
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
Fish&Fly's own Colin Bradshaw proves he knows a thing or two about salmon with a fantastic catch of an estimated 28lb Atlantic Salmon taken during a trip to the Malselv River near Troms in Norway and made the local news headlines! The fish was safely returned to continue its migration up river. ... Full story
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
It seems there has a been a literal spate of fly fishing movies featuring the magnificent Atlantic Salmon recently and why not. It lives in glorious locations, leads a truly adventurous life and draws anglers from all over the world to seek it out. Let's recap... ... Full story
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