Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Opening of the Scottish Salmon Season

Join the Hooked UK team in Helmsdale for the opening of the Salmon season in Scotland in this Fly Fishing Channel programme.

Atlantic Salmon Record Season on Ponoi

“Everything is perfect at the bottom of the steps.” -As quoted by Ian Irvine, longtime Ponoi angler and star/narrator of The Incomparable Ponoi. Ian returned to Ponoi this week with fellow angler Dick Penley, and together they brought into camp a whopping thirty years combined experience on the river.

NASF Norway to Support Salmon Activist on Trial in Canada

Reddvillaksen.no (the Norweigan branch of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund) supports Don Staniford in his trial against Mainstream (Cermac) where he stands accused of defamation with USD10k in financial aid.

Researchers Discover Size Gene in Atlantic Salmon

New research has implications on the ecology and management of Atlantic Salmon stocks.

IGFA Updates Its International Angling Rules

The IGFA’s Board of Trustees recently met for their annual meeting where they ratified several significant changes to the IGFA’s International Angling Rules and...

Interbreeding Between Farmed and Wild Norwegian Salmon Quantified

For the first time scientists have managed to quantify how escaped salmon have interbred with wild salmon in Norwegian rivers.

Autumn on the Kola? It must be Umba

Salmon Junkies (tag: 'We are hooked!') are renowned for not just a great name but also for the groups of adrenaline-fuelled salmon fishers they send out over the wilds of the southern Kola Peninsula to fish the Umba river and these days too, the upper Varzuga (or Grand Varzuga as they call it). Now it's September their focus is firmly on the River Umba from where their first autumn report arrives via Kåre Lundquist..

Alphonse Island Season Gets Underway

The excitement of a new Alphonse Season is always the silver lining behind the cloud of approaching winter for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Virgin flats, aggressive predatory species, relaxed milkfish, hungry bonefish and expert guides ready to help our fishers get at them all.

Calls for Tough Action on Lice Infested Fish Farms

A call is being made for the Scottish Government to get tough on fish farms after an ‘explosion’ of sea lice in two Highland lochs.

Yokanga's August Bruisers

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.
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