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    Iceland Considers Uncontained Aquaculture

    From the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF) Iceland’s Parliament is preparing to consider a bill that would give the world’s largest aquaculture corporations unfettered access to the country’s famously pristine rivers and fjords, with dire consequences for the environment and local aquatic...
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    Missing Salmon Project – update 2

    Launched in the Spring of 2018, The Missing Salmon Project, is the clarion call that salmon conservation organisations are rallying round to try and halt, and then reverse, further decline. It is an ambitious and collaborative plan which, through the exemplar of The Moray Firth Tracking Project...
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    Thomas Turner buys collection of 95 Hardy reels & rods

    The owner was initially was going to try eBay, however when he considered listing 95 items, taking approx. 500 good photographs, making a technical description, answering queries, packing and post 95 items (assuming they all sold) pay the eBay fees, refunding returns and possibly losing a few in...
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    A Dark Office Party, Shortages and Being Kind.

    Hello everybody. Well, we’ve had some wonderful rain and gravels that were dry in October are now submerged, a great start to the winter, keep it coming please weather gods. And we’ll break off there for an appeal.Two Christamases ago I was gifted a drone, which, on its maiden flight got...
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    The Duke of Edinburgh, Hover Stools and the New Face of the 1st Class Stamp

    Hello everybody and Happy New Year. Oh, we did that already apparently, no matter we shall press on regardless with this latest tranche of guff and a brief resume of movements among the sunlit uplands of the Dever Valley. Ok, it may not be brief, but on we go all the same. Willows continue...
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    WILD TROUT TRUST CHARITY AUCTION: 8th – 17th MARCH 2019

    The Wild Trout Trust have announced their annual charity Auction, their most important annual fundraising event. They have some really exciting fishing adventures on offer this year, including an expedition to a secret salmon river in Argyll, a wild trout safari on three Norfolk chalk streams...
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    Angling Trust and The Wheelyboat Trust launch their project to provide seven clubs and fisheries across the UK with new Wheelyboats

    The Wheelyboat Trust and Angling Trust have partnered together to part-fund seven new Coulam 16 Wheelyboats that will enable clubs and fisheries across the UK to provide disabled anglers, and wheelchair users in particular, with access to their waters and the fishing. The project will be...
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    Fish & Fly interview Jeremy Wade about new series “Dark Waters”

    Kirsty Hewitt of Fish & Fly, and Keith Elliott of Classic Angling, met up with Jeremy Wade to hear about his new programme “Jeremy Wade’s Dark Waters”. The series sees Jeremy investigate unsolved mysteries in waters around the world, premiering on Animal Planet on Sunday 28thApril in the UK, and...
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    Artifishal: a critical review

    This film was funded by a company called Patagonia, named for a region of South America famous for the best sea-trout rivers in the world. The movie presents a powerful case for closing hatcheries and shutting fish farms in the belief that the genetic integrity of hatchery fish is harmed in the...
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    Going For GAIC

    Articles Published by the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA) 01-10-2018 03:19 PM Published in: Members Articles Going for GIACI first cast a fly when I was 6 years old and I’ve been hooked ever since… It wasn’t until the age of 24 that I decided I wanted to challenge myself and apply...
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    Fishing Irish Lakes in September

    Articles Published by the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA) 19-09-2018 03:19 PM Published in: Members Articles Fishing Irish Lakes in September.Fishing on Irish lakes in September can be great fun! Some lakes open until 12 oct . After not to great a summer with water temperatures...
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    Furrowing the fly

    Articles Published by the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA) 10-07-2018 03:19 PM Published in: Members Articles Furrowing the FlyThe beauty above was 17lb and caught furrowing the fly earlier this year. Sometimes in fishing, things happen to you that only your mother would believe...
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    Spring Salmon Fishing on the Tay

    Articles Published by the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA) 17-07-2018 03:19 PM Published in: Members Articles Spring Salmon Fishing on the TayI like to head up to the Tay in spring. This short film I shot with my chest camera goes some way as to explaining why... Below is an...
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    Traumatised By Tailing Loops?

    Source: GAIA Often wrongly referred to as wind knots in the leader, tailing loops are a common problem that affect many anglers as they progress from beginner to intermediate. A tailing loop is where the top of the fly line crosses the bottom of it twice when casting, resulting in an...
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    Trout released to boost North East rivers

    Source: Environment Agency The Environment Agency has released more than 8,000 young trout into North East rivers to give stocks a boost. The trout – bred at Kielder Salmon Centre in Northumberland – were released into the tributaries of the River Tyne. There was 4,000 each released into the...
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    Women who like fly fishing

    Articles Published by the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA) 04-07-2018 03:19 PM Published in: Members Articles Women who fish with the flyIn the last eighteen months I have had a steady increase in ladies contacting me for lessons from total beginners, improvers and a couple of...
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    Pebble Mine Loses 4th Major Backer – Action needed by Friday 29th June

    Source: Sportsmans Alliance 4 Alaska Pebble Mine recently lost its 4th major financial backer as First Quantum Minerals decided to walk away from the proposed Pebble Mine project.First Quantum Minerals figured out what hunters and anglers have long known. Bristol Bay is no place for a project...
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    Casting for Recovery holds its first retreat in East Sussex

    Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the medical fly fishing programme for ladies who have, or have had breast cancer, held its first ever retreat at Brick Farm Lakes and the Cooden Beach Hotel at Bexhill in East Sussex on the 15th-17th June. Twelve ladies travelled from across the country to...
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    Spider Fishing

    Source: GAIA Members Articles Spider fishing Spider fishing’s tradition goes back centuries. The origins of the simple north country spider wet fly pattern – often referred to as the ‘soft hackle’ fly – can be traced back to early 19th Century Yorkshire, when descriptions appeared in an 1807...
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    Have you seen a Shad?

    Source: Natural Resources Wales This month, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is asking people for their help to record sightings of a rare fish found in Welsh rivers.In June, thousands of Shad spawn in three rivers in South Wales, the Wye, Usk and Tywi. But NRW is interested in possible sightings...
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