Steve Hunt looks back at a wonderful week spent by the Farlows and Sportfish teams on the Kola Peninsula.
A fisherman catches a huge salmon, but there is no witness and no photograph and only a rough measurement taken of the fish's length against a rod. Coverage of the capture of 'the Balmoral 50-pounder' caught this June has since appeared in magazines from the Field to Trout and Salmon and the capture has been well documented and discussed on our own Fly Forums. But how does such a catch go down in the history books? And what was the final verdict of a man who lives and breathes the River Dee, Ken Reid, Fisheries Development Officer of The Dee District Salmon Fisheries Board?
We introduce another new regular monthly fly fishing column today covering the wealth of fly fishing opportunities available in continental Europe. These will be written by Laurent Guillermin who is a well-known writer and photographer from France. His first stop is the Albarine River in his native France. Welcome Laurent!
We are delighted to start to present Keith Rose-Innes’ reports from Alphonse, where the start of the 2014 /15 season has been spectacular!
Week one, Done. Hawthorn was early, heavy but brief and as always has served as the flicking of a switch where our brown trout are concerned...
The last week of the season finally arrived bringing with it light south-easterly trade winds – and magnificent fishing!
When Warren Crame finally succumbed to trying his hand at fly fishing for the redfish in Florida's famous Mosquito Lagoon, little did he know that he was about to become just another victim to the obsession that captures us all.
Regular readers know that I have been fishing a lot with what I term 'leader-to-hand' in recent years. Indeed, other than on small rivers, I very seldom use fly line at all any more.
With Justin McCarthy back in the UK it’s over to Katya for the latest update from what was a challenging week on the Kola Peninsula.