Sea Trout Tips, Tricks & Tribulations By Steffan Jones

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.

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Finavon Castle Season Report 2020

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.

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River Annan Season Review 2020

The 15th November is the official end of the salmon season on the River Annan although this year the season came to a close on Saturday the 14th November.

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Fishing Postcard From California

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.

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Dee Charity Launches Biggest Auction to Restore River

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. 

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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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