Iceland's Hofsa, Sela and Big Laxa rivers open their accounts

North Atlantic Salmon Fund chairman, Orri Vigfusson, with news of some very encouraging early reports from Iceland's rivers where many have been producing salmon since early June, a good month before they usually open for serious fishing effort. Now in the last few days fish are being caught in prolific numbers which bodes well for the big fish which arrive in July.

Orvis announces Game Fair charity auction

In 2012 Orvis, America's oldest mail order outfitter is celebrating 30 years in the UK by holding the first ever CLA Game Fair charity auction. A saltwater fly fishing trip for two to Belize and days on the Test and Itchen plus Orvis bamboo fly-rod and Fulling Mill flies are among the lots.

Gaula sea-trout – and salmon after the flood

  It's always good to see sea-trout running a salmon river and the latest report on the Norwegian Flyfishers’ Club Gaula website shows a photo of a...

Golden Dorado on the Chew for Fly Fishers at Tsimane

The first report of the season is in from Tsimane Lodge in Bolivia via Frontiers Travel where the lucky anglers have been chasing large golden dorado and finding them in good numbers! This spectacular fish should be on most destination fly anglers wish list.

High Noon at Sabacchi

Here's another post from my 2012 Varzuga visit. In my last instalment I'd been enjoying an early start before breakfast and later fishing with Eoin Fairgrieve on the Ultimate Salmon-fishing Course. After beaching a 6lb salmon on the lower home pool (Greenbank) we'd decided to walk upstream but encountered the sight of camp manager Jess James playing a very decent salmon with an extremely low-angled rod. It was a dramatic moment which I was videoing on my smartphone..

Costa Movie Supports New Sport Fishery in Guyana

Sunglasses manufacturer Costa Del Mar have sponsored a new movie called "Jungle Fish" based around their 'Protect Guyana' project. In the rivers and ponds of Guyana's unspoiled rain forest, they found a place where sport fishing can preserve the country's natural resources and culture by supporting its indigenous peoples in a responsible way.

VIPs gather on the Ponoi to discuss Kola's 'wild lands'

News from Matt Breuer of Ponoi River Company's Ryabaga camp this week included visitations from the governor to Murmansk region Marina Kovtun and the party of PRC owner Ilya Sherbovich. Apart from sampling the salmon-fishing, the parties met up to discuss the future of the Ponoi and other Kola rivers.
A feeder beck on the Eden - perfect Tenkara territory!

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 45: Western-style Goes East

I never really agree with the cliché that there is nothing new in the sport. That would be to deny originality. There is always...

Best morning ever? Good anyway..

It can be hard when you return from a memorable salmon-fishing trip to calm back down to earth and truly take in what you have just experienced. I was lucky enough to fish Lower Varzuga - the jewel in Roxtons’ world fishing crown - two weeks ago and although the fishing on this last week for the lower camp was not as prolific as the camps further up the river, it provided me with some sublime fishing sessions. Here's (part of) one of them. More will follow!

Salmon as Fly Fishing Film Stars

It seems there has a been a literal spate of fly fishing movies featuring the magnificent Atlantic Salmon recently and why not. It lives in glorious locations, leads a truly adventurous life and draws anglers from all over the world to seek it out. Let's recap...