Ladies raise money to beat breast cancer

Based in the North-east of England, the group Ladies Fishing has helped spearhead an influx of women into the sport of flyfishing and their charitable achievements are winning friends throughout the UK. Here, Anne Woodcock outlines recent activities and their plans for a full season of fly-fishing effort.

The Ultimate Field Test – for a wading boot!

I have just returned from attending what was billed as the Ultimate Atlantic Salmon-fishing Course on Russia's Varzuga river. Apart from giving me the chance to catch numbers of salmon in a day that in Scotland one would hope for in a week (or month), the course gave me the perfect chance to test out for Fish and Fly, Patagonia's new Rock Grip (aluminium bar) wading boots and also their new wading Crampons too.

Home For Salmon FREE TO VIEW

The current issue of Game Fisher’s Diary includes the first two parts of Home For Salmon – a not-to-be-missed documentary about the Atlantic Salmon Reserve of Kharlovka in the Kola Peninsula of Russia featuring international fly angling superstar Mikael Frodin.

New life emerges as dams come down on the Elwha

Despite tons of sediment left behind, vegetation is beginning to transform a drained lake bottom in the Elwha River Valley and of interest to anglers, a steelhead has already been found taking advantage of the new river it can now access.

Week 2 on the Ponoi – Latest News

As reported previously, the opening week on the Ponoi on Russia's fabled Kola Peninsula saw good numbers of Atlantic Salmon for the early rods. Has that continued? Camp manager Matt Breuer chimes in with his second week report from the front line.

UDN Found in Spey Salmon

A disease that devastated wild salmon in Scottish rivers in the 1970s has been found in a fish taken from the River Spey, BBC Scotland has learned. Officials said it was not yet known how infectious this particular strain of Ulcerative Dermal Necrosis (UDN) was.

The Salmon Junkies report from Grand Varzuga

Our first week in Grand Varzuga was a blessing and all our hopes and dreams for this wonderful place came true and so much...

66 Salmon Per Rod for the Ponoi

News just in from Frontiers' Tarquin Millington-Drake who is at Ryabaga camp is that the 1st week of the 2012 Ponoi season has blasted off with an average of 66 Atlantic salmon per rod.

Huge Porbeagle Shark Caught and Released in Cornwall

The BBC has reported on a huge porbeagle shark estimated to weigh 550lbs that was hooked off Boscastle on the Cornish coast and that was caught on video by the anglers who eventually brought it to their boat where it was tagged and released.