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.
Pure Fishing, Inc. were named overall “Best of Show” winner at the ICAST 2011 New Product Showcase thanks to their new Berkley Nanofil fishing line with newcomer Driftpac along with Temple Fork Outfitters and G Loomis taking top spots in the Fly Fishing categories.
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"?
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.
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.
Wild Fishing Wales have launched a new electronic magazine about fishing in Wales. It's got hints and tips on where to go and catch more when you are there, plus offers on tackle to use.
Well-known names from the world of fishing, book launches including Fish&Fly introducing Topher Browne, author of Atlantic Salmon Magic on Saturday at 12.45pm, plus the first ever Twitter "tweetup" organised by the Angling Trust are just some of the activities on the schedule at the House of Fishing at this years 2011 CLA Game Fair.
What a year unfolding for Wild River Press. At BookExpo America 2011 in New York, A Passion for Tarpon by Andy Mill won not one but TWO Benjamin Franklin Awards from the 3,200-member Independent Book Publishers Association, the largest such trade organization in the world.
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.