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.
Actor and director, Henry Winkler, best know for his portrayal as Arthur 'The Fonz' Fonzarelli in American TV's Happy Days series is also an author now with his new book "I've Never Met An Idiot On The River" which covers his passion for fly fishing, photography and family. He was recently interviewed about the book...
The South Coast Sea Trout Action Plan has been developed by the Environment Agency, Wild Trout Trust and Atlantic Salmon Trust with the common goal of improving sea trout stocks on the south coast of England. The plan was launched at a meeting of stakeholders and interested parties recently in Arundel, West Sussex.
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.
Tim Pearson is a guide and artist based up in Bristol Bay, Alaska which is ground zero for the campaign to protect the region and its famed salmon and trout fishing from the proposed Pebble Mine. He is painting a series of originals over the summer for which all proceeds are being donated to SAA.
Local Alaskan nonprofit, the Renewable Resources Foundation, is throwing a massive outdoor concert to celebrate wild Alaskan salmon! National headliners include; Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann and the 7 Walkers, Jackie Greene, Clinton Fearon and Great American Taxi.
The Angling Trust has launched a new web site for you and your fishing friends to record sightings of cormorants, goosanders and mergansers throughout the UK. This includes a short video message from Angling Trust Chief Executive Mark Lloyd introducing this new initiative.
A purpose built, accessible fishing boat set sail on its maiden voyage at Kielder Water recently and first passenger, Alistair Corps-Bell, was delighted to have international football legend and keen angler, Jack Charlton, onboard.
The Cumberland Building Society has provided Eden Rivers Trust with another £7,000 a year for two years towards their education work. The money will help to fund “Rivers Days” which involve taking children to their local river to learn about its importance and wildlife.
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.