2020 Salmon Fishing Awards

There have been some big fish caught this year on rivers across the UK & Ireland.

Below are some of the prestigious awards for anglers young and old to enter and be recognised for their achievement of catching and releasing an Atlantic salmon in 2020.

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In Conversation With Callum Conner Scotia Fishing

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!

Q:What have you missed?

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4 Rivers 4 Days In Search of 4 Species

Matthew on the River Tyne

Earlier this month angler and writer Matthew Will fished for four rivers in search of four species with just four days to achieve his goal.

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Norway Fishing Report

John Olav Oldren from Tingvoll Salmon Fishing lodge on the River Verdal updates us on the opening of fishing in the Trondheimfjord region of Norway.

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Iceland River Sog Availability

Salmon fishing in Iceland is opening soon and Sog river is recognized as one of the finest Atlantic salmon rivers in Iceland. Sog river is only 65 km east from our lovely capital Reykjavik.

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On Hold by Henry Giles

Looking back, looking forward

Is there a casting metaphor? You look back to see the line straighten behind you then look forward to where you want the fly to land.

Either way, looking back in time then forward from the lockdown bridge, it seems a spell of recalibration and fishing reset has characterised the lockdown.

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The winners of the annual Bemersyde Trophy, which honours the largest salmon landed on a fly on the River Tweed have been announced: Jonathan Murray from Ballymena is the overall winner, and Aberdeen University law student, Samuel Ackroyd the junior winner. 

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NHS Warrior Mug

No mugs when it comes to business innovation

Lockdown has opened the door to a high flying success story for Durham entrepreneurs David Miller and Dave Foster.

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Lockdown Fly Tying Competition

We know one activity which is sure to be on the upswing during the lockdown: fly tying.
What else do we have got to do?

So, for a bit of fun we have created a fly-tying competition for you to get your teeth into. The competition will run from today until 13th April 2020 to include the initial lockdown period. Continue reading

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Laxa in Leirarsveit Iceland

laxa-3Laxa in Leirarsveit is one of Iceland’s most prolific salmon rivers. It is an excellent river for fly fishing, with an interesting variety of pools. It has a strong and loyal following of both American and British fishers who come back year after year. The average catch per rod makes it one of Iceland’s top ten salmon rivers. Continue reading

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