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.
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.
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.
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.
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.