The eagerly anticipated new bible of fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon has at last arrived with us in the UK. Atlantic Salmon Magic and it's accompanying title - 100 Best Flies for Atlantic Salmon have been written and researched by acclaimed North American salmon fisher and spey caster Topher Browne.
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.
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) is not a common fly tying material these days explains Paul Davis, mainly thanks to it being a protected species and therefore not commercially available. But many old patterns prescribe its use and a dead bird can provide useful salvage material!
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.
Stephen Cheetham searches for his roots this month and comes up with a fly fishing ancestor that dates back to the late 16th century with a literary background and plenty of fishing tips and fly dressings!
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.