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?
A few years ago when I saw the first video of fly fishing in saltwater for bonefish, permit and tarpon, I knew that before I die I had to fish for them. Hooking a bonefish on a never-ending flat and hearing the shrill sound of the reel screaming non-stop, frantic, energetic and sharp since then became an obsession.
Dr. Way Yin has had a hand in designing a good chunk of the Spey tackle on the market (designing for both Scott Fly Rods and Scientific Anglers) and his reflections on the extreme growth of Spey casting--and how lucky we are to have our modern tackle--are well worth the listen.
Keith Rose-Innes reports on the start of the season on Astove, as six anglers shared 93 GTs – with five of them over a metre!
With the new Las Buitreras season upon us down in Argentina, and with 10 fantastic years of amazing fishing and experiences at Las Buitreras we are now looking forward to see what this 11th year will have to offer fishing the wonderful Rio Gallegos for silvery sea trout.
After much anticipation and interest we are delighted to report back on an extremely successful and productive first week of our season. In truth the week had it all. Large numbers of solid bonefish landed (with good numbers of 10lb plus fish thrown in), some monster GT's, trophy sized bluefin trevally...and yes even some gorgeous Indo Pacific permit made to the net.
Geoff Maynard (a Senior Correspondent on our FishingMagic.com website) travels back to his hippy roots and spends a night in Bangkok with a Bad Boy and a fly rod!
A British angler is opening up the gateway for anglers to fish with fly and lures for the world class, record-breaking sport fish of the Amazon Rainforest.
Autumn and winter are coming and adventurous fly anglers’ thoughts are turning to saltwater fishing around the world, so join Aardvark McLeod at Sportfish Reading on Saturday 21 September and let the experts show you how to tackle your next saltwater trip.