Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic Salmon Trust to Share New Science at UK Seminars

Between September and the end of the year, the AST team will be updating their supporters in Northumberland, Northern Ireland and London with the results of the most exciting work in which the AST has ever been involved. New data about the lives of wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout at sea has now become available. ... Full story

Can the Exe see a 64lb Salmon once more?

Netsmen who fish Devon's River Exe have agreed to a conservation deal aimed at restoring the stocks of what was one of England’s best salmon rivers. The river has long been a favourite for anglers but its most famous salmon was caught in the estuary by a netsman called Richard Voysey in 1924. It weighed 64 lb. ... Full story

Atlantic Salmon Reserve - Secured for Future Generations

An important event took place on the evening of Thursday 16th June 2011. All guests and staff resident at the Atlantic Salmon Reserve in Russia received an unexpected invitation from Peter Power to join him for a party at Kharlovka House. Guests were told that he had something to tell them about "…the future of the ASR". Was this to be "the end" or "the beginning of a new dawn"? ... Full story

Hatchery salmon disadvantaged by fin clipping

A new study suggests that the common practice of clipping the adipose fin of hatchery salmon may be damaging their swimming ability and survival rate. The adipose fin, found on a fish’s back behind its dorsal fin, was until now considered vestigial rather than functional and is typically cut off from millions of hatchery fish for identification purposes when they are caught. ... Full story

Book Review: Keeper by Martin Donovan

Subtitled - "A Life Amongst Fishes and Those Who Catch Them", this book from Test river-keeper Martin "Donny" Donovan", is a collection of amusing and delightful anecdotes from a lifetime spent living around and working on the river, sprinkled with encounters of the various characters met along the way. ... Full story

Monster Salmon from the Gaula - 46.5lb on Fly

The 25th June started nicely for some who had overcome their hangover from the traditional “St. Hans” Midsummer night parties taking place throughout Norway – mostly on river banks with some tremendous Atlantic Salmon being caught on the famous River Gaula. ... Full story

New Salmon Books Arrive in the UK

The eagerly anticipated new bible of fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon has at last arrived with us in the UK. Atlantic Salmon Magic and it's accompanying title - 100 Best Flies for Atlantic Salmon have been written and researched by acclaimed North American salmon fisher and spey caster Topher Browne. ... Full story

The Hardy Tyne Fishing Festival - 25th September

Could this be the best chance of catching a salmon in 2011? For one day only, the owners of fishing on the River Tyne have donated rods for anyone to take on 25th September. ... Full story

The Dangerous World of the Atlantic Salmon

NASF’s latest depiction of the world of the Atlantic salmon shows the safe areas for salmon where the fish are protected by agreements with commercial fishermen. Unfortunately, there are also red spots on the map. These show the areas where mixed-stock fisheries continue to endanger wild salmon. ... Full story

Norwegian Salmon Need Help Getting Up the Stairs

Several of the fish stairs in Norway are now in poor working order. Why does the Directorate for Nature Management (DN) need to restore or rebuild more than 80 steps around the country? ... Full story

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