It has been a while since a new book on sea trout fishing graced our bookshelves. Indeed, the last great reference book would be credited to Moc Morgan and Graeme Harris, with their book Successful Sea Trout Angling: The Practical Guide, which was first published back in 1989 – over thirty years ago.
Finavon Castle had an outstanding summer run of salmon and pristinely conditioned grilse running the South Esk throughout June & July. This I understand to have been a common theme throughout the country and would like to hope that the legions of fish which poured into our rivers this summer were perhaps a sign of things to come.
Greetings from California. In late August of this year, a rare electrical storm moving over the northern half of California, produced thousands of lightning strikes, igniting what has now become the most destructive fire season in California history.
The River Dee Trust has launched its biggest ever online auction, with some unique and exciting lots coming under the hammer. The auction will raise funds to support the Trust’s crucial work in river restoration, salmon research and education.
FishPal caught up with Callum Conner, Director of Scotia Tourism Ltd, earlier this week. He will be joining Anne, Wednesday 23rd September, on the FishPal Live at 7pm.
Q:What has fishing been like for you and Scotia Fishing post Lockdown?
Despite the uncertain times the fishing in Scotland this year post lockdown has been world class at periods!
Firstly, it has been immensely encouraging to teach so many newcomers to the sport of fly fishing over the summer. Families, ladies, children, boys & men – I truly hope this continues!
This particular youngster below managed his first ever capture on a fly rod, a solid Rainbow Trout. This was during a 2 hour lesson with SGAIC instructor Callum Conner after learning the roll and overhead cast within 30 minutes!