Monday, January 22, 2018

Fishing for Schools reels in high school students

The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s Fishing for Schools programme, in association with the Calder and Colne Rivers Trust, held a successful course on the 23rd and 24th of May with Honley High School and introduced pupils to the sport of fly fishing. Watch the video at the end about the programme and get involved.

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.

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.

England Ladies Win Gold Hands Down in Fly Fishing Home International

The Angling Trust’s England Lady Fly Fishers stormed to an emphatic win over Scotland and Wales at Bewl Water in Kent on Thursday 26th of May, their 110lb 3.5oz total catch more than doubling the 55lb 1oz of second placed Wales.

Catching the mighty Mahseer on the fly

The Mahseer is rightly famous as a superb gamefish and they can also be caught by fly fishers too as this report on a new world record catch proves.

Hardy & Greys introduce Fly Fishing Team England 2011

During a recent event hosted at Rutland Water, Hardy & Greys, sponsor of Team England for the second year running introduced the current years teams to the press and presented them with their team kits.

One from the Archives – Jim Hardy on the Design of Trout Rods

We recently came into possession of some copies of the Scottish publication for game fishers called Rod and Line from the 1960's. Browsing through them this letter from a Mr J.L. Hardy caught my eye...

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?

A Fisherman's Dream

Check out this very nice-looking trailer for a fly fishing video shot in Patagonian Chile by a local fly fishing guide named Martin Aylwin and cameraman Christian Copaja. He only planned to make a promo video originally for his guiding service but I think this shows promise for bigger things to come.

Need a Reel – Get a Deal!

Allen Fly Co are currently running a pre-Summer sale on their original Alpha series fly reels with nearly 50% off current prices. Well worth a look! With sizes from 3/4 to 9/10 there is sure to be one or more to suit your needs.
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