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.
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.