Brexit - What Are The Implications For The Environment?

Could Brexit "... provide us with an astonishing chance to examine our whole suite of environmental funding and designation mechanisms for fitness for purpose, and perhaps enhance or revision them with even better approaches for the future." Read Theo Pike's latest blog to see what other conclusions he reaches. ... Full story

Wild Trout Trust Conservation Awards 2012

Over 100 guests attended a Wild Trout Trust evening at the Savile Club in Mayfair to present the annual awards for the best trout habitat conservation projects. The evening was introduced by WTT Director, Shaun Leonard, with the awards presented by Richard Banbury of Orvis, who generously sponsor the Conservation Awards. ... Full story

Help Stop the Spread of the Highly Invasive Asian Clam in Ireland

The Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) is a most unwelcome recent addition to the fauna of Irish rivers and lakes. This bivalve mollusc is regarded as one of the most notorious aquatic invasive species in the world. The Asian clam was first recorded in Ireland in the River Barrow near St Mullin’s in April 2010. ... Full story

Trout Beck – A Special River

A news release from the Eden Rivers Trust demonstrates the activities being undertaken to keep the Trout Beck special. ... Full story

Trout in Dirty Places - A Modern Day Fly Fishing Success Story

Actually the title of this new book by well-known Fly Forums member and Chairman of the Wandle Trust, Theo Pike, is a bit of a misnomer perhaps. This is actually a celebration of urban fly fishing venues around the country where trout and graying are thriving thanks mainly to the efforts of local conservationists. ... Full story

Speyworks SLP Double Handed Fly Rod - Review

Fish&Fly Salmon Editor, Dr Colin Bradshaw, invited a group of fellow fly anglers along to the Tyne towards the end of last season to test the Speyworks Double Handed Salmon rods. ... Full story

Want a top-end rod at a bargain price?

Then sourcing a pre-owned rod may be the answer to your prayers. Sportfish now run a fly rod upgrade service, taking famous brand rods in part exchange for a newer model resulting in great one-off deals if you are quick! For a short time you can also deduct a very special extra 15% Forum Members exclusive discount. ... Full story

Flextec CRX88 10’ 4-piece # 6/7 fly-rod - the review

Terry Lawton takes a look at this very reasonably priced rod from Flextec to see how it stacks up against more expensive options. Do you always get what you pay for? ... Full story

Gary Loomis to help launch new range of IMAGO fly rods

Industry stalwart and rod designer extraordinaire Gary Loomis is collaborating with European brand IMAGO to launch a new line of fly rods. ... Full story

Wychwood Aura 10’ #7 4 piece fly rod - the review

"The rod puts out a very good long line and someone used to fishing with rods of this length and weight would have no trouble casting a full line." We take a closer look at the Aura 10' #7 rod from Wychwood. ... Full story

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